“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” – Romans 5:1 (NASB)
Today’s verse, reveals an awesome promise for all who have by faith believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It’s awesome because it gives us assurance of forgiveness. That’s important is because itis the foundation to our security in Christ Jesus. “Therefore having been justified by faith.” That’s the premise: If we have been justified by faith, if we have been declared righteous through faith, in other words, if we have been genuinely saved, then we have laid the necessary foundation and we are held in that relationship eternally. Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God. Now that is a very important thing for us to understand. We have as a present possession peace with God. This is not talking about psychological tranquility. It is not feelings of confidence or well-being. It is not subjective at all. It is not the kind of peace we feel or the kind of peace we experience. It is talking about an actual relationship that can be defined as a relationship of peace. Before justification we had been at war, we had been the enemy of God, we are now at peace.