[August 12]
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
THIS scripture would not apply to any who have not come to the point of consecration and acceptance and who are merely approaching through the court. These do, however, have a measure of peace in proportion as they progress. A certain measure of peace and joy comes from finding that there is a way back to God through the endeavor to put away sin and to draw near to him; but the peace of the church mentioned by the apostle in this text can apply only to those who have come into the condition of the sons of God. God is not at peace with any others. Z'16-281 R5960:1 (Hymn 182)