Passages that show we can be counted righteous by God:
II Cor. 5:21 - "Him who knew no sin, he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might
become the righteousness of God in Him."
Grace is not a license to sin - Rom. 6:1.
Sainthood should motivate us to live godly in this present world.
GRACE TO YOU AND PEACE - V.7.
Grace is God's redemptive blessings to you.
Even though you were once a criminal, a law violator, you broke that law which was capitol in
nature and God's justice would demand your eternal death; God's grace had worked out a system
whereby you can be freed from the guilt and punishment.
Acquitted - case dismissed, guilt removed.
What grows out of this expression of grace and peace?
We deserve WRATH - Rom. 1:18. (When we sin).
Rom. 5:1 - wrath stops, peace begins--- IF YOU ARE SAINTS.
Many don't obey God because they are frustrated, have no hope, and feel too guilty.
You need to see God's love to you as He has proved it by giving us His plan for redemption.
All God asks in return is the rest of your life in FULL serve to Him.