We being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.—Romans 3:24-26
This is a powerful text that reveals what the Father has done for us through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. God has freely justified us! Jesus paid for it with His own life! We simply believe!
There are some words that need explaining in this text. First redemption, which means Jesus bought us back from Satan’s control and into acceptance with the Father. Second propitiation, which means God’s wrath toward sinners has been appeased or satisfied because Jesus stepped in and took the punishment for our sin. Third forbearance, for over 1500 years of Jewish law and thousands of sacrificial lambs finally the “Lamb of God” came, who would take away the sins of the world. Finally righteousness, which implies God’s way of doing things. God determined a long time a ago that He would become a man and take punishment for the sins of the world and then require mankind to simply believe in the work He did for us.
Simple child like faith in Jesus brings us into a place with God just as if we had never sinned! If you can truly believe that it will instill in you boldness and confidence to pray and expect God to fulfill His promises in your life! You have the same status with the Father that Jesus has, not because of who you are or what you have done, but because of what Jesus accomplished. Be bold and honor the sacrifice our Lord made at Calvary.