Romans 5: Do You Hope In The Glory Of God?
Verse of the Day: (V2) “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
1. The Glory Of God (V1-2)
V1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
Apostle Paul by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit encouraged the Christians in Rome to have the hope in the glory of God in spite of the heavy persecution by the Romans. Though the Christians suffered much yet they had the peace with God and the faith in God, that God was with them to comfort and encourage them through all their sufferings.
V2 “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
2. The Love Of God (V3-13)
V3 “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;”
The Christians rejoice and glory in our suffering for Christ’s sake because we believe that through suffering our faith and patience shall be strengthened. Indeed, when we believe, trust and hope in God, the love of God immediately sends His Holy Ghost into each of our hearts to comfort and encourage us as we go through life storms and struggles.
V5 “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
3. The Grace Of God (V14-21)
V15 “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”
In the beginning when God created Adam, He commanded Adam that he could eat all the fruits of the trees except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Yet Adam chose to eat the forbidden fruit, and as a result, the entire human race fell into sin. However God has a redemption plan for mankind. As one man had offended God, by God’s love and grace, He sent another man, His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Whosoever believes in Jesus shall never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven.
V16 “And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I trust and obey You and hope in Your glory now and forever.