No More Hostility – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional July 21st

(You’re At Peace And One With God)

“Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

Romans 5:1 above shows that there’s no war or enmity between you and God. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ have brought you into everlasting peace with God.

This peace is much more than a “cease-fire,” quietness, or an end of hostilities; it means oneness. We’ve been brought into a harmonious union—an inextricable oneness with God.

To understand this, imagine two nations that have been at war and have had nothing in common. But now there’s peace between them; they’ve opened their borders, and now there’s an effective inter-relationship between them.

That’s why Jesus came—to bring us into a relationship with God. Ephesians 2:13 (NIV) says, “But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

By virtue of Christ’s finished work, you’ve been “justified,” which means declared righteous, and therefore have peace with God. The word “justified” is from the Greek “dikaioó,” which means to be acquitted.

God isn’t mad at you and doesn’t count your sins against you. So, don’t be afraid that one day He may remember all the wrong things you’ve done and punish you as a result.

You’ve come home to Him; you’re now at rest in Him because Jesus paid the price on your behalf. Isaiah 53:5 says the chastisement—the punishment that brought us peace—was upon Him.

Now you know and can relate to God as your Father. Romans 5:2 tells us that by Christ Jesus, “…we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand.” We have right standing with God through Jesus Christ. You’ve got access to God’s divine presence anytime and anywhere.

Go Deeper
Colossians 1:11; Ephesians 6:10

Dear Father, I thank you for the direct access you’ve given me to your presence. Now, I’m at peace with you through Christ. My relationship with you is effective; therefore, that peace that passes all understanding keeps my heart and mind today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Acts 27:1-26, Psalms 21-22
Galatians 6:10-18, Isaiah 41

Thank the Lord Jesus for bringing you into oneness and fellowship with God today.

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