Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Peace... Real Peace

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
- Rom 5:1

As usual, Matthew Henry helps us see the power of God's Word far more clearly than I ever could. Regarding the amazing impact of justification by faith he has this to say:

"A blessed change takes place in the sinner's state when he becomes a true believer... being justified by faith he has peace with God. The holy, righteous God cannot be at peace with a sinner, while under the guilt of sin. Justification takes away the guilt, and so makes way for peace. This is through our Lord Jesus Christ; through him as the great Peace-maker, the Mediator between God and man. The saint's happy state is a state of grace... we could not have got into it of ourselves, but we are led into it, as pardoned offenders."

The amazing blessing of God's grace shed upon us should make us all fall to our knees, trembling with humble thanksgiving. It is only this kind of peace that is real, lasting and meaningful. It is this kind of peace Jesus left with us. Praise be to God!

~Mr. Beaver

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