September 22

BIBLE MEDITATION: ?But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.? Romans 4:5

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Justification is God?s act whereby He declares those who have trusted in Christ to be as righteous as His Son is righteous. Salvation is not based on our works. Do you know what God sees when He looks at me today? He sees Jesus Christ. Adrian, that?s arrogant. No, it?s not. It?s the Bible. I am in Christ and therefore God cannot see my sins (see 1 Corinthians 1:30). He only sees the righteousness of His Son. Justification is more than just a pardon, it is a promotion. God doesn?t just forgive our sins, He makes us righteous. Only God can take someone who is guilty and give that person righteousness. It is the saving work of God. What is the basis of our justification? His grace.

ACTION POINT: Next time you pass a mirror and someone is with you, start an evangelistic conversation by saying, ?God taught me something the other day about my reflection. Whenever we look in a mirror we only see ourselves. But, when God looks at me, He sees His Son.? See how they respond.


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