Monday, July 10, 2017

Justified by Grace (Titus 3:7)

Today’s scripture: Titus 3:7

Seekers often comment about all the difficult terms in the Bible: salvation, redemption, sanctification, justification … And yes, it can be confusing.

Today’s verse says we’re “justified by His grace …”

Justified. Justification.

What does it all mean? From my meager understanding (and as I’ve said before, I am not a theologian), justification means that God declares us as righteous and holy. Only He can justify. When we accept the gift of salvation through belief in and acceptance of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection, we are redeemed and justified.

These are one-time events. Sanctification is an on-going process by which we become more and more like Christ Himself.

And it all comes through the incredible grace given by our Lord God.

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