Beloved by God: Romans 1:7
“7) to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
Paul was a servant to believers everywhere, including those who were beloved by God in Rome. The word “beloved” means “those loved with Agape love.” Paul had this kind of love for believers everywhere. He then pronounced his usual blessing of grace and peace upon them.
I look at grace in the context of daily Christian living as “God’s Divine enablement made available to help me do what in and of myself I would not and could not do.” It is strength for living a victorious life. We are not abandoned to live in our own strength or resources.
Peace is “the inner calmness of heart and soul no matter what our external circumstances might be, knowing the God is in control.” We do not need to be controlled or driven by anxiety and fear. Philippians 4:4-7 is the best explanation of this principle.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global