Benefits of Justification by Faith (Daily Portion 10415)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Romans 5:1-11

This chapter continues to deal with the fact and experience of justification by faith. However, it also begins to describe some of the results or benefits of salvation. Now that a person is justified by faith, what does this do for him?

What Does It Say?

  1. Being justified, we can rejoice in _________ of the ________ of God.
  2. The final end of tribulations for the believer is that the _______ of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the ________ __________ which is given unto us.
  3. For scarcely for a ____________ man will one die.
  4. Being now justified by his __________ we shall be saved from __________ through Him.
  5. By Jesus Christ we have now received the _____________.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Through salvation (justification by faith), we have “peace with God” (v.1). This is the possession of all believers. However, the Bible also speaks of something called the “peace of God.” This is a peace that believers are told to allow to rule in their hearts (Colossians 3:15). It is also taught that “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). Try to explain the difference between our peace with God and the peace of God.
  2. The word commend has two prominent definitions. One is to commit to the trust of another; to give over to someone else’s charge. The other meaning is to recommend; to mention as worthy of praise. Explain how both meanings can apply to Romans 5:8 where we see that “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  3. Romans 5:10 states, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son…” Colossians 1:21 says, “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.” In what ways are all lost people the enemies of God? What are the characteristics of an enemy? Which of these apply to the lost man?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. One of the blessings of salvation is our “access by faith into this grace wherein we stand” (Romans 5:2). Why is our access to God such a blessed truth? How can we make good use of this access? What else can we learn about our access from the following verses: Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19.
  2. Romans 5:3-5 tell how the Christian goes from tribulation to patience to experience to hope to boldness (not ashamed). Explain this process. Give a personal example of how it has worked in you or in someone else.

Suggested Memory Verses

Romans 5:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 [Note: this entire passage is most worthy of memorization.]

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22:23

For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.