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Daily Encouragement Day 267 - Romans 5

Justification by faith leads to peace and reconciliation with God (5:1-11).  Reconciliation speaks of the change in our state of alienation from God because of the redemptive work of His Son on our behalf.  It is made possible through God’s love which is causeless (5:6), measureless (5:7-8), and ceaseless (5:9-11).  In 5:12-21, Paul contrasts the two Adams and the opposite results of their two acts.  The disobedience of the first Adam made him the head of all who are under sin, but the obedience of the second Adam made Him the head of the race of redeemed humanity.  The sin of the first Adam was imputed to us (placed on our account), leading to alienation.  But the righteousness of Christ is imputed to all who trust in Him, leading to reconciliation. READING of ROMANS 5 Prayer: Lord, Your love has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  You demonstrated Your own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Meditation passage for today: verses 1-8, 20-21