The Means of Justification and Peace with God

Devotional Notes Romans 5
B1 What does this mean?
C1 The Means of Justification and Peace with God
D1 Peace with God
E1 Our part is faith, that is, believing God.
E2 God’s part is justification because of the ministry of Jesus.
E3 Peace with God means not fearing His wrath in this life and the next.
F1 The first blessing of faith.
F2 The beginning of a new life. It often brings peace between others and us.
E4 Faith in Jesus was the condition for God’s mercy to be experienced.
D2 Distress in life (from any cause) leads to endurance which leads to proven character which leads to hope. We are in God’s school to grow in faith. Praise God.
E1 Hebrews 5:8 NLT Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.
E2 A note from the Biblical Illustrator on Romans 13:13-14:
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ…
(b) His graces.​​​​​​​
(i) Humility (1 Peter 5:5; Matthew 11:29).
(ii) Self-denial (Matthew 16:24).
(iii) Temperance (1 Corinthians 7:31).
(iv) Patience (Luke 21:19; James 1:3).
(v) Thankfulness (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
(vi) Heavenly-mindedness (Philippians 3:20).
D3 When breaking the Law, someone must be punished. It is the lawbreaker unless someone volunteers as a substitute. Jesus willing was that substitute. Note the importance of the blood. The blood signifies substitute and death. A willing and legal substitute has died for the punishment of a sinner. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
D4 If, when we were enemies of God, Jesus died, what blessings will be ours now that we are justified by faith in Jesus.
D5 We will rejoice in God.
C2 All Are Spiritually Dead Through Adam; Eternal Life Through Jesus
D1 Since all are descendants of Adam, Adam’s sin affected all people (except Jesus who is God’s Son). The proof of this is the sin we and all others do. Jesus had no sin. 1 Peter 2:22 NLT He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.
D2 Written law or no written law, the law existed. Punishment for sins is death, and all humans, who lived before Mt Sinai and the Law, died.
E1 The sin nature, that is, the desire to sin. Jesus taught that the sins we DO are a result of the sin nature that DESIRES to sin. Matthew 15:18-19 WEL but those things which come out of the mouth come from the heart. They defile the person. 19 “For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.
E2 There still was law but not Mosaic Law.
E3 Some verses:
F1 Cain knew: Genesis 4:7 NLT You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
F2 People in the days of Noah knew, if nothing else, murder was wrong: Genesis 6:5 NLT The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.
F3 After the flood, Noah was told: Genesis 9:5-7 NLT And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die. 6 If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image. 7 Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.
D3 Verse 15, quoting Clarke: It is evident that the apostle, in this and the two following verses, is running a parallel, or making a comparison between the offence of Adam and its consequence; and the opposite gift of God and its consequences.
D4 Verse 16, one sin brought death to all humans. One obedience brought forgiveness after many sins.
D5 Verse 17 shows the importance of the resurrection.
D6 Verse 19 shows the contrast between no faith (disobedience) bringing death and faith (obedience to the Gospel) brings life. 19 Just as through one man’s disobedience many became sinners, so through the obedience of one many will become righteous.
D7 Verse 20, the importance of the Law showing, proving, convicting all of sin.
E1 Sin abounded in the sense of knowledge/realization of sin.
E2 Sin didn’t increase in the sense of the numbers of sins.
D8 Sin is strong, so strong in fact, that all humans die because of their sin. Christ’s righteousness is stronger, so much stronger in fact, that those who believe will live even though they sinned. Christ paid the penalty. Those who believe reap the benefit of righteousness, Christ’s righteous, eternal life and all those joys of God’s gifts.
C3 Questions:
D1 When does each person’s desire to sin come from? (2 answers at least)
D2 Why did God give Mosaic Law?
D3 What is the contrast between Adam and Jesus?
D4 How do people experience new life, forgiveness of sins, justification, salvation?
How do I apply this to my life? Believe and rejoice in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Acts 4:12 ESV and there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Posted by Choco at 06:15
Labels: Origin of sinful desire, Faith not works, Epistle of Romans


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