I do want to get back to writing soon, but December has been a busy month for me. So, just to get something posted, here is this for you to reflect on…
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.
– Romans 3:21-26
This passage is, as Martyn Lloyd Jones says, the acropolis of the Christian faith. I think this is my favorite passage in the entire Bible. It is so powerful once we understand it. Take a minute and reflect on this passage as we start the new year.
This is the gospel. There is nothing greater in the Christian life than the gospel. There is no power to save outside the gospel of Jesus Christ, and Romans 3:21-26 is the gospel.
He shed His blood for my soul. He shed his blood for my soul.
– Adam Smith