Unlimited: Peace with God
Aug 22, 2022 876
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).
This is a magnificent statement of salvation and its results in our lives. The simple but powerful truth that is expressed here is that the result of justification through faith is that we have peace.
The whole world is perpetually restlessly searching for peace. The highest peace that anyone could ever obtain is peace with God. When you have found peace with God, you will be at peace with others, and at peace with yourself.
There is, however, only one way to find true peace, when we can stand before God with no condemnation, but instead perfect freedom (Rom 8:1–2). It is found only when we have been justified through faith. It is found only through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is himself the Prince of Peace.
The highest peace that anyone could ever obtain is peace with God.
This core Gospel truth was powerfully illustrated by Jesus’ first words to his disciples after his resurrection:
Peace be with you (John 20:19).
Now notice what happened next:
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side (John 20:20).
Here is the lesson: there is only peace in the wounds of Christ, “in the awareness that all our sins have been paid for – in the assurance that all guilt has been wiped out for those who believe” (Des Ford).
In what area of your life do you most need peace? Have you been trying to find it? You will only truly find peace in the wounds of Christ. How often do you meditate on Calvary?