Romans 5:2

 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

God the Father is inaccessible except through the Son.

In hope = on the basis of hope — Knowing that one day we will be glorified is the ground of our joy.

Access = bringing in, an introduction — ongoing

Stand — expressive of the permanency of our position

Under the law, “people stood afar off.” In the tabernacle, the veil separated men from God’s holiness. We have access.

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