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Rom 5:1–11

5:1–11 The implications of justification by grace through faith are now drawn out. The transition from wrath (1:18) to grace (3:21) transforms both the status and the experience of the believer. Instead of estrangement (3:10–17) there is now peace (5:1); in place of falling short of God’s glory through sin (3:23), there is the hope of glory (5:2); instead of suffering as judgment (2:5, 6), there is joy in tribulation because of what God produces through it (5:3); instead of fearful uncertainty, there is assurance of God’s love (vv. 6–8) and joy in Him (v. 11).