Man's reconciliation only comes through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.. but faith is the means by which we are reconciled. And the ground of this joy is the expiation of sin by Christ. It was not God Who estranged Himself from the human race but man who alienated himself from God. It is not faith in faith that saves us but faith in the finished work of Christ on Calvary's cross. But looking at the last 2,000 years there is not much reason to expect that thing, even … Romans 5:11 Not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we also joy in God Something seems here to be understood, and which is to be supplied thus; not only we are saved by his life, and from wrath through him; not only are we reconciled to God by his Son, and Spirit; not only Christ has died for us while sinners and ungodly; not only do we glory in tribulations, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God: "but we also joy in God"; himself, as our covenant God and Father in Christ, as the God of all grace, peace, and salvation; in his perfections, as engaged on our side, and as glorified in our salvation; in the purposes of God, and his covenant transactions with his Son, as they are made known in the everlasting Gospel; in all his providential dispensations, which are mercy and truth; and in our being of him in Christ, and Christ's being made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; in all the blessings of grace we receive from him, the glory of which is his due; and in his sight and presence, and in the enjoyment of him. God has made peace with us. It is not faith that saves us. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your goodness and grace You took the initiative to reconcile the world back to Yourself. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It was in the eternal council chambers of the Godhead that reconciliation for the fallen human race was conceived and it was declared that the price to purchase that freedom was the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Let us never forget the enormous price that was paid in order for us to be reconciled back to God and let us continue to boast about God through our Lord Jesus - for He alone is worthy of our honour and praise. Blessed be God for the atoning sacrifice of Christ! Romans 5:1-11 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 5:1-2. Thus the Vulgate, which renders καυχώμενοι as a verb, (sed et gloriamur,) as does Luther, "wir rühmen uns auch Gottes." It is not faith that reconciled us back to God. by whom we have now received the atonement; atonement is not made, but received by us; which denotes the application of the atoning blood and sacrifice of Christ to the conscience, the Spirit's witness of interest in it, and the office of faith, as a recipient of it: it is not faith, nor anything else of the creature's, that makes the atonement, only Christ; but faith receives it from him, and by him; which, as it is the ground of present joying in God, so it is the foundation of hope of future glory: the word "now" refers to the Gospel dispensation. 8:7; Col 1:21. Nay, the carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself, chap. Romans 5:11 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, The Consecration Of Spiritual Energy (part 2). Thank You that while I was still a sinner You sent Jesus to die on the cross for my sins - so that by faith in His shed blood I am reconciled to You; forgiven of my sins and have been promised daily delivererance from sin's dominion in my life - praise be to His holy name, AMEN. It is not faith in faith - but faith in the finished work of Christ. patience worketh experience--rather, "proof," as the same word is rendered in 2 Corinthians 2:9 , 13:3 … Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. through our Lord Jesus Christ; not the light of nature, nor the law of Moses, nor any works of righteousness done by men, nor through angels or saints, but Christ, and him only; for it is only in and through him that God is their covenant God and Father; by him only have they the agreeable view of his glorious perfections; in him only all his purposes and promises have their fulfilment; it is by his hands, and through his blood, that all the blessings of grace are conveyed to them; their access to God is only by him; and by him they give the praise and glory of every mercy to him. It is not only deliverance from future wrath, but the joy and glory of the present favor and love of God, that we owe to Jesus Christ. being reconciled, we shall be saved and glorying; And not only so, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. But let us never forget that the enormous cost which was paid for our reconciliation with God.. was the precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. κ, We have peace, and we glory not only in the, of the glory of God; but, even in the midst of tribulations, we glory, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have. WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD. We have God's assurance that He is satisfied with us because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. All rights reserved. Being reconciled to God does not depend on what we do but rests entirely on what Christ has already done - and by simply trusting that His finished work on the cross has paid the full price for our sin, we are reconciled back to God; we have peace with Him and are regarded as blameless in His sight. The means by which saints come at this joying and glorying in God, is. We have been made a new creation and positioned in Him.. so that when God looks at us He sees us clothed in Christ's righteousness. We glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In a certain correspondence with philosopher Bertrand Russell, author Joseph Conrad lamented the following: “I have never been able to find in any man’s book or in any man’s talk anything convincing enough to stand up for a moment against my defeated sense of fatality governing this man-inhabited world…The only remedy for Chinamen [referring to the problems in China] and for the rest of us is the change of hearts. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Had it not been for the cross of Christ, the curse of the Law and God's condemnation would have remained on the entire sinful race of humanity. The absolute responsibility for our estrangement from God rests entirely upon the shoulders of sinful man. Christ died to save us, not in our sins, but from our sins; and we were yet sinners when he died for us. Romans 5:1–11 describes the amazing benefits that come with being declared righteous before God by faith in Christ's death for our sin. Proud member Romans 5:11. But reconciliation can only be accessed by faith in His finished work. Something seems here to be understood, and which is to be supplied thus; not only we are saved by his life, and from wrath through him; not only are we reconciled to God by his Son, and Spirit; not only Christ has died for us while sinners and ungodly; not only do we glory in tribulations, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God: "but we also joy in God"; himself, as our covenant God and Father in Christ, as … In Romans 5, we have been learning that the one clear mark of a true Christian is that he always rejoices. It was through man's sinful rebellion and prideful disobedience that the human race was placed under God's eternal condemnation. 5:6-11 Christ died for sinners; not only such as were useless, but such as were guilty and hateful; such that their everlasting destruction would be to the glory of God's justice. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Our suffering brings … But it is God in His grace Who reconciled the world back to Himself, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We stand in His grace, and we rejoice in the sure hope that we will share in His glory. Had it not been that the world was reconciled back to God, through Christ.. we would have remained estranged forever from the One Who created us in His own image.