"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2 KJV
Isn't that great?
- We're justified by faith. Yet not your own but of Christ.
- We've access by faith into grace, and faith alone. That's all you ever need, i.e., to operate in grace. We have access to this grace by faith and faith alone. If you believe then you've grace without measure.
Faith is believing in God that He is. You got to personally believe on him for it to work for you. He acknowledges, reckons all who comes to him believing, that he's and that he is a rewarder. "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." Acts 10:34-35.
He rewarded all who believed with an anointing of right standing in him, with salvation, and joy in the Holy Ghost. "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
More also, Paul said,
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope..." Romans 5:3-4.
In 1 Corinthians 10:1 he says, "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea." They all passed through the Red sea meaning in this journey we all have to pass through what Paul described above as tribulations also. Such experiences causes us to hope, and are such as train ourselves patience even with God.
We are humans, and when Jesus came in the flesh he laid us an example. Peter said,
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." 1 Peter 2:21-24
Faith is a commitment to righteousness, it is saying God is right.