Words from the Heart for Wednesday November 20th, 2019
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1-2 (NIV)
Applied to our Hearts
If you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to prevent them, according to new research. According to Michael Kolber, a family medicine professor at the University and co-author of a paper published last month in Canadian Family Physician magazine, “This is the most significant practice-changing evidence to come out in the past year.” Kolber and his colleague Paul Fritsch reviewed three large, randomized, placebo-controlled studies that showed the risk of major internal bleeding associated with taking an aspirin a day is higher than any preventative benefits.
The book of Romans is filled with the truths of the Gospel. One of the first evangelism presentations I ever memorized is called the Roman Road, and simply by walking through verses in this book, you can share the Gospel with anyone. One of the key verses is Romans 5:1-2: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.” What a profound truth is contained in these two verses. By the grace of God, what Jesus accomplished on the cross can be applied to our hearts. When we trust Him as Saviour, we are justified, standing before God pure and clean. Fear is replaced by hope and peace floods our heart. What an incredible gift God offers to all – to you. If you are longing for peace within, it is available freely, no strings attached and no effort needed on your part. That is called grace, and as the old hymn, says, it truly is amazing.
These have been words from the heart.