THIS GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND
Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1,2
We are assured by our apostle that we are "justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24). Knowing this, we can rejoice in many blessings which would otherwise be unknown to us as heirs of God. "Therefore being justified by faith,we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access byfaith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Having access by faith enables us spiritually beyond our wildest imagination. We are encouraged to "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6, 7).
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16). What a privilege is this! How far removed we are from the need to plead and beg, in the faint hope that we might be heard and mollified by the pity of a distant divinity! When we pray, we have full assurance that our petitions will be heard, because "the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:26b, 27).
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