“Just, and the justifier of him which believeth.”-Romans 3: V26
Beloved, It seems to be one of the very principles of our enlightened nature to believe that God is just; we feel that it must be so, but is it not marvellous that this very same belief that God is just, becomes afterwards the pillar of our confidence and peace. Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Our memory looks back upon past sins, with deep regret, but yet with no dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has paid the debt of His people, and received the divine receipt; and God can never be so unjust as to demand double payment for our sins, for no soul for whom Jesus died as a substitute can ever be cast into hell. If God be just, I, a sinner, alone and without a substitute, must be punished; but Jesus stands in my stead and is punished for me; and now, if God be just, I, a sinner, standing in Christ, can never be punished.
Therefore, Jesus having taken the place of the believer – having rendered a full equivalent to divine wrath for all that His people ought to have suffered as the result of sin, the believer can now shout with glorious triumph, “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” Not God, for He hath justified; not Christ, for He hath died, “yea rather hath risen again.” My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me. ” Amen!
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