“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
What does it mean to be justified?
Someone years ago came up with this phrase…”Just-If-I’d Never Sinned.”
That’s how God sees those who have trusted Christ as their Saviour.
He sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ and not our own.
That is justification, or the means of being justified.
We have no righteousness in and of ourselves.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
We are nothing without Him.
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
But through Him…
We are redeemed.
Redemption is only found in Jesus Christ.
We are justified.
Justification is only found in Jesus Christ.
Salvation is a gift… and gifts are free.
“…by his grace…”
Grace is being given something we do not deserve… and its by the grace of God that we are have the opportunity to place our faith in Jesus Christ.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Genesis 19-20 | John 10
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