“Righteousness and Justification by Faith”
What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness---for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Romans 4:3, 23-25
Abraham’s FAITH in God, and God’s promise to Abraham was what brought about Abraham’s RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTIFICATION. Abraham’s RIGHTEOUSNESS was credited to him by his FAITH and not by his works. His good works were a result of his FAITH, thus resulting in his RIGHTEOUSNESS.
His RIGHTEOUSNESS then brought about his JUSTIFICATION. JUSTIFICATION by FAITH is the act of a sinner being set free through their FAITH from the penalty of their sins and being accepted by God as being RIGHTEOUS. Since JUSTIFICATION is a gift it cannot be earned by works, but given through FAITH.
When we come to Christ in FAITH, we like Abraham, will receive the divine declaration that: “We believed God and it was credited to us as RIGHTEOUSNESS.” And that we will stand before the Almighty God, RIGHTEOUS and JUSTIFIED, because of our FAITH. That declaration of JUSTIFICATION is not for everyone, only those who come to Christ by FAITH.
How do you come to Christ by FAITH? You come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and receive RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTIFICATION by the Almighty God. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!