Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
YOU ARE JUSTIFIED
In His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:25-26
“Justification” is an often-used word in the Christian vocabulary that carries great meaning. It is a word that declares the rightness of something—not symbolically or potentially, but actually.
The Bible says that when we come to Christ and ask Him to forgive our sin, recognizing that He died in our place and took the penalty that we should have taken, then we become justified.
One way to think of the word, “justification,” is “just as if it never happened.” When we come to Christ and ask His forgiveness, He says, “You are justified.” That is, “just as if it never had happened.” It is an incredible feeling to think about the fact that God sees us as if we never committed a sin all our lives. It is sad that many have allowed the guilt of their past sins to plague their lives. The accusations of Satan have rendered them ineffective in their walk with the Lord.
But, you should know by now that Satan is a liar. When the Lord Jesus rose from the grave, God declared you not guilty. Jesus has paid the penalty of your sins in full. You have become a new creation. The old has passed. It is as if your past sins never happened. Corrie ten Boom used to say. “God has taken our sin and thrown it into the sea of forgetfulness and posted a sign that says, ‘No fishing allowed.'” You are justified. Just as if it never had happened.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for dying on the cross and rising on the third day for my justification.
Scriptural Reading: Romans 3:22-31