January 7

Posted on Jan 7, 2018

A key Bible word is justification, defined as “to judicially declare right so as to have the force of law.” A person is “justified freely by His grace” (Rom 3:24); “justified by faith” (Rom 3:28); “justified by His blood” (Rom 5:9); “justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor 6:11); and “by works a man is justified” (Jas 2:24). We also read that Christ was “raised again for our justification” (Rom 4:25). We might say that the grace of God is the motive for His providing justification, faith is the human response to His offer, the blood of Christ the price paid to effect it, the Spirit is the agent who accomplishes it, works are the evidence, and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus the guarantee. If you have received Christ as your Savior, you may say: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies” (Rom 8:32-33).

 

Today’s Reading: Genesis 19-22 Memorize: Deuteronomy 33:27