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Faith and Righteousness, Justification by Faith

Faith and Righteousness, Justification by Faith

The question of salvation and how we achieve it is a central theme in the Bible. Romans 4:3 offers a clear answer: we are justified (made righteous) by faith in God, not by our own good works.

“For what does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.'”

Romans 4:3

This verse references the story of Abraham in the Old Testament. Even though Abraham wasn’t perfect, his faith in God’s promises was counted as righteousness.

Understanding Faith and Righteousness:

  • Faith is trusting God. It’s believing in His promises and relying on His grace for salvation.
  • Righteousness is God’s standard of holiness. We can’t achieve it on our own, but God offers it as a gift through faith.
  • Salvation is a free gift from God. We are saved by His grace, not by our own merits.

Finding Salvation Through Faith:

  • Recognize your need for God’s forgiveness. We all fall short of God’s perfect standard.
  • Believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior. Accept His sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins.
  • Put your faith in God. Trust in His promises and live according to His Word.

Remember, Romans 4:3 is a cornerstone of Christian faith. By placing your faith in Jesus Christ, you can receive God’s righteousness and experience the gift of salvation.

Further Exploration:

  • Read Ephesians 2:8-9 for verses about salvation by grace through faith.
  • Consider praying a prayer of salvation, expressing your faith in Jesus and accepting Him as your Savior. It might go like this: “Dear Lord; I really need to be forgiven for my sins; they are many! I am sorry, and I am reaching out to You today to forgive me, and to receive me into your Kingdom; please, by faith I believe You and Your word. Amen”
  • Talk to a trusted friend, pastor, or counselor about the prayer you just prayed.

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