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Daily Devotion: Peace with God and New Life in Christ

Scripture Reading: Romans 5-6

In Romans chapters 5 and 6, Paul continues to unfold the profound truths of our salvation in Christ. Romans 5:1-2 says, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”

These verses remind us that justification by faith brings us peace with God. This peace is not just a feeling but a state of reconciliation with our Creator. Through Jesus, we have gained access to God’s grace, and we can stand confidently in this grace, rejoicing in the hope of sharing in His glory.

Romans 5 also speaks of the immense love of God demonstrated through Christ’s sacrifice. Verse 8 declares, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This assurance of God’s love strengthens our faith and encourages us to live in gratitude and obedience to Him.

In Romans 6, Paul addresses the transformative power of our new life in Christ. He explains that through baptism, we are united with Christ in His death and resurrection. Romans 6:4 states, “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

This new life means we are no longer slaves to sin. Romans 6:11 urges us to “count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Our old selves, dominated by sin, have been crucified with Christ, and we are now empowered to live righteously by the Spirit.

As we meditate on these chapters, let’s rejoice in the peace we have with God through Jesus Christ. Let’s embrace our new identity in Christ, living as those who are dead to sin and alive to God. May our lives reflect the hope and glory of our Savior.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the peace we have with You through Jesus Christ. Help us to stand firmly in Your grace and to rejoice in the hope of Your glory. Empower us to live our new lives in Christ, dead to sin and alive to You. May Your love and grace transform us and be evident in all we do. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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