Romans 5:1-21, NLT
Faith Brings Joy
1Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace*5:1 Some manuscripts read let us have peace. with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
3We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
6When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Adam and Christ Contrasted
12When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.
18Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone.
20God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.