David Jeremiah 26th January 2024 Devotional Message
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TOPIC: Before Anything Else
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1
Recommended Reading: John 14:27
The road to personal peace is a multilane highway in today’s world. There is a lane for peace through prosperity, peace through prestige, peace through possessions, peace through personal achievements, and more. But all those lanes to peace omit the one lane that is necessary before all others: peace with God. Once we have peace with God, it doesn’t matter what things happen in our life. In God, we can have a clear conscience and true contentment knowing that we are secure and protected in Him.
That raises the question: How do we find peace with God? In his letter to the Romans (chapter 4), after Paul explained how Abraham gained a relationship with God (by believing God—Genesis 15:6), he said that we find peace with God the same way: by being “justified by faith…through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). Abraham was declared righteous by God, not by his deeds or works but by simply believing in Him. And we are declared righteous the same way (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Before you look for peace anywhere else, make sure you have peace with God through faith in Christ.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. – C.S. Lewis
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Exodus 35 – 37
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