Romans: Rejoicing in Life and Hope

Since we have been declared righteous (justified) by grace, in Christ and through faith the results of that new status relates to the past, present and future salvation. We have peace with God because of our past forgiveness. We stand in grace in our present privilege and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God in our future inheritance. Yet despite these wonderful blessings, we will still face afflictions.

Neil Grobler