JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE
Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Romans 3:21-26
"0 the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" (Romans 11:33). Until the saint of God has come to the point of accepting with simple, child-like faith those things relating to God which are unfathomable to the human intellect, he cannot attain the confidence and peace which are available to him. How can one otherwise even imagine that it is possible for a lowly, hapless sinner to be declared righteous simply by believing that it is so! Even more difficult to comprehend is the fact that this has been accomplished by the only purely innocent being who ever lived.
It was all done "through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: THAT HE MIGHTBEJUSTAND THE JUSTIFIER OF HIM WHICH BELIEVETH IN JESUS" (Romans 3:24b-26). There we have it! What great good news is this revealed to us by our own apostle Paul as he had been appointed and instructed to do when God sent Ananias to advise him:
"The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, [Christ] and shouldest hear the voice of His [Christ's] mouth. For thou shalt be His witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard" (Acts 22:14, 15).
Paul confirms that this very experience came to pass, as he relates it humbly in the third person (II Corinthians 12:1-5).
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