By Kenny Tibbetts
“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
- Underline God’s actions in this passage. Circle our actions. Reflect on our role in salvation and on God’s role in salvation.
- What is another word you might use for “propitiation”? Have you received this by faith?
- How does Jesus’ death satisfy God’s righteousness?
Memorize Romans 5:8:
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Thank God for His righteousness, that He alone justifies us. Thank Him that there is nothing we can do to lose our salvation, because there is nothing we did to receive it.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 76