Today we remember and celebrate the greatest injustice and unfair act of all time and eternity: that though we were still sinners, Christ died for us; that though we have all sinned, our sin was passed over by the shedding of the blood of the Righteous One, Jesus Christ; that though we are sinners, through faith alone in Christ alone, his sacrifice has declared us to be righteous in the sight of God. And not one of us will ever complain or protest this great injustice, for it is by this unfair gracious act, we live. Oh the deep, deep, love of Jesus!
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
Romans 3:21-26 NLT
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