V 24. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.
So here we come to the centre of the message of Grace: it is Jesus!
Our sin put us out of harmony with God; Jesus died, giving His life as a sacrifice for that sin; He thus set us free from the penalty that our sin deserved. Jesus stood in my place, carrying the burden and penalty of my wrongdoing, and God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight.
Harmony is restored, and our relationship with God is put on the right footing, because Jesus died setting me free from the penalty that my sin deserved.
The age-old problem of sin has been resolved, and it was God who did it, not me. If you get a chance, read Romans 5 today
V 1. Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peacewith God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done.
V 6. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
That is the message of Grace,
and it is worth announcing it to all the world!