These verses deal with our security and hope related
to our justification. The coming day of judgement is
to be feared but the hope of the child of God is that
they will be delivered from the wrath to come. Our
hope so certain because it is not in ourselves, but
rather in the Lord. The study of the glory of God's
person and work leads to joyful confidence. When we
appreciate our Savior, we can appreciate that no
other religious leader can do what Christ does.
1. Christ's death secures and guarantees our present
It is a death by the shedding of blood. That death
gives us life.
2. Christ's life secures and guarantees our future
We are justified and reconciled completely and
forever. In Christ's life he has given all life and
all authority. No one can accuse us of sin because
Christ has died for our sin.