TODAY’S MEDITATION – Rejoice: you are at peace with God through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)

Some Bible verses say it all, just like this one: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”-. My brother, my sister, you are now at peace WITH God, which means you have been reconciled with Him through the sacrifice of the Cross. This needs to be reminded because some people sometimes think that their present sins will cast them away from the presence of God. You see, Jesus gave His life for your past, present and future sins: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). This simply means that there is no more hostility between the believers and God and no sin can block their relationship with Him. Yes, peace with God is possible only because Jesus paid the price for our sins through His death on the cross. Yet, that does not spare us from daily problems or temptations that sometimes lead us to sin. Besides, this does not remove the fact that God hates sin. My friend, if you don’t like people doing what you see as wrong or bad, then you would understand that your sin makes God angry, sad and sometimes to become silent or they can stop your own blessings… The Bible also recommends us not to take God’s mercy for granted: ” What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning, so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” (Romans 6:1-2). True enough that God’s forgiveness is great and repetitive, because He knows that we can fall: “for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Proverbs 24:16). Yes, as believers of Christ, we enjoy God’s amazing grace, but it is no excuse for us not to work on our problems or temptations and seek to overcome the underlying sin. To do so is to abuse the mercy of God, to take it for granted, and to reject the peace He is offering us. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.