“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” – Romans 3:2
LIGHT FOR NOW: Law is helpless where faith in Christ is at work.
Your journey in life as a Christian is that of honour because what the law could not do for you, Christ has done it in redemption. The Christian journey is a journey of faith and not a journey of what you can do or what you cannot do. Law magnifies your inabilities to help yourself but faith in Christ Jesus reduces your effort and magnifies the abilities of Christ in you. Romans 3:20 says, “therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for the law is the knowledge of sin”. The law cannot bring justification. Only faith in Christ brings justification. Law is helpless where faith in Christ is at work. When you receive Christ into your life, you receive a not guilty verdict. Jesus became a propitiation through faith just as it is written in Romans 3:24-25, “being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; whom God hath sent set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that have passed through the forebearance of God”.
Faith is the door that ushers you into the justification made possible by the blood of Jesus Christ as the mitigation, satisfaction, or grant to the demands of the law. The law demanded that man should die as a penalty for sin for the wages of sin is death. But faith in the finished work of Christ brings you into a place of no condemnation where you stand right before God. In Romans 8:33, the Bible says, “Who shall lay any charge to God’s elect? It is God that justifieth”. Therefore, walk in this consciousness that you have been justified by faith in Christ Jesus. Never allow the condemnation in the law make you lose sight or focus of your justification.
INSTRUCTION: Never lose focus of your justification.
Prayer: Lord, in you I am justified, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: Your ability in the law is a disability until your faith in Christ receives ability.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 8; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 11