“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Whenever you see a “therefore” in the Bible you need to know what it’s “there for.” This “therefore” connects 5:1 with the previous thought. Christians now have an objective, legal, justified standing before God because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We are forgiven. We are righteous before God, justified by faith. This is a forever reality. It is finished, once and for all.
The great gift of God to believers is his wrath is no longer to be poured out on us. Therefore, Christians have peace with God through Jesus Christ. It is something felt internally, motivated primarily by his abiding presence. But it’s also an eternal reality. God is not angry with us any more. We need never fear eternal separation from him. We will be with him always, for all time. Nothing can ever separate us from his love.
Do you know this peace today because of your justification through Jesus?