Romans 5:11 – Verse of the Day 4/21/13
This verse is the climax of Paul’s discussion of reconciliation in the first half of Romans 5. The consequence of justification by faith is that we have peace with God (5:1) and are no longer enemies (5:10). Although salvation is described as reconciliation in the Old Testament (especially in Hosea), this theme takes on even greater significance in the New Testament, and especially in Paul’s letters. We are no longer alienated because the source of our alienation, our sin, has been removed through faith and repentance.
The Bible teaches us that our reconciliation with God is to be the source of our hope. It is truly a wonderful gift to be given peace with God in spite of our sin. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for forgiving your sin through the sacrifice of Christ.