In chapter five, Paul outlines the whole program for us. He takes these two very basic divisions of mankind: man in Adam and man in Christ, puts them side-by-side and says, “Look, when you were a man in Adam (that is, before you became a Christian) you acted on the basis of the life that you had inherited from Adam. You did things naturally, and what you did naturally was wrong, it was self-centered. You did not have to plan it or program it—you just did it!
Since then it is by faith it that we are justified, let us grasp the fact that we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ —Romans 5:1
People say they have to make peace with their maker—no! He has already made the peace.
Through him we have confidently entered into this new relationship of grace, and here we take our stand, in happy certainty of the glorious things he has for us in the future —Romans 5:2
Isn’t that great! He has made peace with us and because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God had in mind for us. Yippee!
If interested, you can download the entire study of The Letter to Christians at Rome