Scripture to Read: Romans 5:2
Over and over, God lovingly reminds us of how much He loves us and has provided for us in Christ our Lord; that is why we need to be in His Word daily, so we are encouraged, filled with His joy, experience the fullness of His peace, and walk in the freedom we have in Him. If we are not in His Word daily, we miss so much and get incredibly depressed by the sheer darkness that is all around us. Today, God tells us more of what He has given us through Christ in Romans 5:2. God’s Word says, and this comes from the Amplified version, “Through Him we also have access by faith into this [remarkable state of] grace in which we [firmly and safely and securely] stand. Let us rejoice in our hope and the confident assurance of [experiencing and enjoying] the glory of [our great] God [the manifestation of His excellence and power].” Every translation of God’s Word brings to light His enduring Truth, so we walk in His Truth and enjoy the benefits of being His children. The fact that we have access to God’s grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense) is overwhelming. God’s grace is foundational to our fellowship with God. Without God’s grace, we would be doomed to experience God’s wrath. But because His grace has been given to us because of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins, we have reason to rejoice. As God's Word says, we rejoice in our "hope." Our hope is set on the fact that we will enjoy all of God's glory when Christ is revealed (Colossians 3:4).
Challenge & Application
What about God’s grace encourages you the most, and why?
How are you rejoicing in the “hope” you have in Christ and in the glory you’ll share in because you belong to Him?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!