Thursday, July 15, 2021

Peace with God

So many are looking for peace and contentment, but they don't know where to find it. There is good news. God Himself provides freely the way to peace. It's found in your heart, and it comes only through Jesus Christ.

"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). Peace with God comes through a personal relationship with Him. That relationship is found by faith in Jesus our Lord. Only Jesus died for our sins. Only Jesus was raised from the dead to give us eternal life. Only Jesus can give you peace with God.

All who have peace with God are justified. That is a legal term. In the courtroom it means to be declared innocent. As sinners, we can never claim to be innocent outside of Christ. By trusting Jesus Christ, our sins are removed through His death at the cross. Much more than that, we receive the righteousness of God in Christ. His righteousness is accounted to us by faith.

Only in Christ can guilty sinners be made righteous before God. At the cross, He suffered death for our sins that "we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). That is amazing grace, which brings peace with God.