1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

  • This is unbelievably massive reality
  • God cannot abide sin - it is the cancer of the universe - 
    • God’s DNA which fills the universe now corrupted because of Sin - anything that Sin touches devalues the glory of God which is the purpose for which the universe was created
    • Sin is the anti-creation
  • I am a creator of sin - I have been my whole life - infested with it -  a carrier
    • Therefore God had set his wrath upon me
    • He loved me no question - but his wrath was set upon me because of my sin
  • NOW - I have been justified - made just as if I had never sinned - declared righteous by faith - 
    • I have peace with God - his wrath is not longer set upon me