“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
When we come to the Lord Jesus Christ and put our faith in Him, He will grant us “access” into the grace of God that justified us. By Jesus Christ, the way is opened for us to obtain the favour of God.
The Greek word that the apostle Paul used for “access” (prosagōgē) is used three times in the New Testament, and in each instance it is used to denote believers’ access to God through Jesus Christ (see also Eph. 2:18; 3:12). This access which we have through Jesus will never be revoked or reversed. Having been reconciled to God by Christ, we shall stand forever in the grace of God.
The word “stand” (Greek: histēmi) carries the idea of permanence – standing firm and immovable. Once we are saved by divine grace, we will then be led and preserved by His grace. Standing in His grace, we can now “rejoice in hope of the glory of God”. Because of God’s grace that surrounds us always, we can now “rejoice in hope of the glory of God”. His grace will never leave us in sin , shame or eternal peril, but rather safely leads us to the joy of His glory. Hence, in another portion of Scripture, Jude also says that He “is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24).