“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2).
The word translated “access” is used only three times in the New Testament. It is a dynamic word which is intended to communicate the idea of freedom to enter a superior’s presence through the assistance and/or credentials of another. Oh, how richly it describes the extreme value and power of Christ!
Through Christ, Jews and Gentiles “both have access by one Spirit to the Father” (Ephesians 2:18).
Through faith in Christ, Jews and Gentiles have boldness and access with confidence in God’s presence (Ephesians 3:12).
Through Christ, all the justified have access by faith into God’s grace (Romans 5:2).
Access to God and His rich grace. Boldness and access with confidence in God’s august presence to freely pour forth our cares and concerns.
This is the access we have because of our great High Priest. He not only sympathizes with our weaknesses, He also grants us unrestricted access to God and His throne of grace so we can obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16).