Justification is all of God’s Grace!
That being justified by the Grace of that one, we should become heirs according the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified undeservedly by his Grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus. Whom God set forth as a propitiation through the faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of the sins that had taken place before, in the forbearance of God. Romans 3:23-25
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of deviations, according to the riches of his Grace. Ephesians 1:7
Why is justification so important? Because all of us will stand before God one day soon, very soon.
For it is appointed for man to die once and after that comes judgment. Hebrews 9:27
And there is only one way we can stand when we are before our Maker; justified by his Grace. All others will shrink in shame. Because of my sins I cannot stand before God. God is perfect, he only accepts perfection, nothing less. The charges against us are clear; I am a sinner, lawbreaker, disobedient, hater of good, serving myself, proud, selfish and much more. And so were all of us and many still are. Therefore justice must and will be served. The world thinks because wrongdoers aren’t instantly struck down and judged, that God will not hold them accountable. But God in his patience and love, wanting that all be saved, hasn’t condemned the world, but that doesn’t equal that God will be silent forever. All of us must be examined, judged and found to have broken God’s commandments, the guilty must be condemned and cannot by excused. How can justice be served and I be justified at the same time?
For we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for ungodly ones. For hardly anyone will die on behalf of a righteous one, (for perhaps anyone even dares to die for the sake of the good one), but God demonstrates his love for us in that we being yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having been justified now by his blood, we shall be saved from the wrath through him. For if while being hostile ones we were reconciled to God through the death of his son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Romans 5:6-10
Jesus Christ took our punishment, so God is able to give Grace to his own, and we are justified by what Jesus Christ has done, just as if I never sinned. Jesus took my punishment and gave me life in him. Justification is by the Grace of God – that is from God’s point of view, which then becomes our point of view and in our lives it becomes; justification by faith, because we come to believe that Jesus took our place and died for our sins. Is there any other way we can be justified before God? I don’t know of any, do you?
Because by works of the law not one of all flesh will be justified before him, for through law is full knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20
For we all have sinned, nobody is perfect. Can we make up for our sins? How, there is no way any of us can make up for our sins. Justification can only be by God’s Grace, by God showing favor and applying what Jesus has done to each of his own and thereby they are able to stand before God as if they never sinned! Isn’t that amazing Grace? Here is how it works; Justification by his Grace – that’s how God shows his Grace by choosing his own out from all. Justification by his blood – that’s how Jesus Christ shows Grace toward us. Justification by faith, that’s how we receive it and how it applies to us, by faith until we attain by possession in heaven.
Justification by Faith
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1&2