“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into his grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christians now have “access” to the Father. Before our sin kept us from entering into his presence, but now we can go to him any time, any place and ask him anything. It’s a gift by faith that allows us to secure his grace.
We “stand” in this position before the Father. It’s a position of eternal security. It’s a blessed gift because of justification. It’s now our identity. Christians are not who we are by what we do but what has been done for us.
And we rejoice in what awaits us: the glorified state of perfection in heaven. The very thought of this perfected beauty fills our hearts with joy! It is an eternal joy that never escapes our thoughts.
Do you know this joy today?