Romans Week 9: Day 1

Read Romans 5:1-11, focusing on verses 1-2

Explore

Paul’s opening words “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith…” set up the rest of the paragraph as Paul explains the blessings that flow this new found status.

·      In verses 1-2, what have we already received as a result of justification?

·      What is the basis of our peace with God?

·      What kind of access does justification win for us?

Apply

The peace that we have with God is not just the absence of conflict, but the concept of shalom (read Numbers 6:24-26). This peace is not subjective (dependent on how we feel) but an objective reality.

·      In what circumstances are you tempted to feel in conflict with God? How can these verses assure us in such times?

-       What difference does it make to know that this peace is a positive blessing of the Lord’s face shining towards us, not just an absence of conflict with God?

·      Are you taking advantage of the access you have to God in your prayer life?

Pray

·      Pray that you would know the certainty of the peace with God that Christ has won for you

·      Praise God that you have access to him in Christ. Ask God to help you continually take advantage of that blessing through prayer

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