Justified is beautiful and means I owe nothing to God and so I can have peace with God. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
In Colossians 3:4 it says, “When Christ who is our life appears then you shall appear with Him in glory.” Don’t think you are getting away clean by accepting Christ and nothing more.  Then you are taking advantage of grace.  Ephesians 2:10 says, “We are His workmanship created in Christ for good works.” Jesus said of some, “I never knew you.” Matthew 23.  These people were loaded with some kind of works.  However in our chapter there is justification and peace with God.  I don’t want to detract from what I said above.  Notice further what all this is supposed to produce.  The last of this is character and hope and it makes us so that we are not ashamed.  John 2:28 says, “We will not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” That is something I don’t want to be.
Written by Pastor Curt Darling

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