Paul continues to explain what “justification” is, and what it costs, and what are the implications for believers in Jesus of living in freedom.
- Justification is founded upon a redemption which is free for all believers.
- Justification was paid for by the immeasurably valuable two halves of redemption:
a.Jesus’ passive obedience
b.Jesus’ active obedience
- Justification and Freedom
21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom 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. 26It 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.