“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.” Romans 3:24-25
How sweet are the words, “By grace you are saved”! Here is an overflowing fountain of comfort and Divine strength. How little are the generality of vain and worldly people, who still feed upon husks, acquainted with these words! How little are they relished by the self-righteous and merely moral professors of Christianity! But how deliciously does a poor hungering sinner fare upon them! There is hardly anything less known and understood as to the power and experience, than the mystery of Christ’s suffering and dying for us, and justification by faith in Him; though these things belong essentially to the gospel, and they bring into the believer’s mind peace and joy. When such is their effect, sin is not only deplored — but subdued and thus faith, repentance, pardon, and a holy life become associated, till that which is in part be done away, and that which is perfect, come.
My soul, see to it that you are justified, and justified by grace alone, through faith.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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