Justified by Faith

When we talk about Lent, we are talking about prayer, fasting, and giving; these are activities that we should pursue throughout the year.  For many, Lent is a time to refrain from things; some people give up types of food like animal products; some refrain from aspects of a meal like deserts; some give up activities that might not be the best practice in the life of a believer like excessive time on social media. In short, it’s a time to draw close to God. How can we do that?

In Romans 5:1 NKJV says,  “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” What does it meant to be justified? Justification is a concept that is often misunderstood in the body of Christ. So justification is the act or process of making us right with God. Why do we need to be right with God? When God created man, man was without sin. However, that changed when Adam yielded to temptation and destroyed the relationship he had with God. Romans 5:12 says,  “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”

This created a problem; God is holy and cannot dwell in sin. But God had a plan. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). Jesus paid the price for our sin so that we can be made right with God. It takes faith in God to receive forgiveness of sin; as a result, we can have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. When we make Jesus Christ the Lord of our life, we are justified by faith.

Thought for Today: Friend, God made it possible for us to have peace with Him.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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