Paul, having taken 4 chapters to present to us the profound truth that we are declared righteous by putting our faith in Jesus, presents to us the first amazing result of this declaration: we have peace with God! WOW! We are no longer alienated from Him; we are no longer seen by Him as sinners in rebellion; and the crescendo is that we are no longer His enemies. We have been reconciled with our Creator. Oh, the glorious ramifications of this truth.