Wednesday, June 6

Romans 3:25b-26 (The good news)

Romans 25b-26 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.

God, in His divine patience and forbearance, waited until the incarnation of Jesus to pour out his righteous wrath upon the sins of all the redeemed from the Old Testament era. God carried out his divine justice against the sin of the redeemed on the cross of Calvary by pouring out his wrath on Jesus. By being fully God, the atonement of Jesus had infinite value which is sufficient to cover all the sins of all the redeemed that will ever live. By being fully man and perfect in every way, he was able to qualify as a substitute for all humans that cling through faith to the work and person of Jesus Christ. Therefore, God is righteous, just, and holy by punishing sin as he stated he would do, and He is also the justifier of all who claim Jesus as their Lord and savior through faith. Sin is punished, sinners are saved, God’s love and mercy are displayed, and God is glorified.

A college World Series berth was riding on whether the umpire in the above photo called this runner safe or out at home. On judgment day, God will call every human being that ever lived either safe or out. Those that are found in Christ Jesus through faith will be safe at home. Everyone else will be out and no instant replays will be needed. Many in the group that are called out will claim all kinds of religious responses to God, and some will even claim to be followers of Christ by virtue of their deeds and works.

Praise God that being safe at home is a free gift of God to all that have faith in what Jesus accomplished on the cross rather than having faith in their own deeds. Eternal life waits for all that are safe at home. I would urge you to accept God’s free gift of eternal life and place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone. There is no other way. Being called out at home will not be a pleasant experience on judgment day.


10 comments:

jazzycat said...

This photo was taken in 1990 in a game where Miss. State defeated Fla. State to advance to the college World Series. Last weekend the Bulldogs did it again to Fla. State to advance to the next round.

jazzycat said...

In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus said......
21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'

If your reason for salvation is based on the pronoun "I" instead of "the person and work of Jesus", I pray that you will take another look at the gospel.

Even So... said...

By being fully God, the atonement of Jesus had infinite value which is sufficient to cover all the sins of all the redeemed that will ever live. By being fully man and perfect in every way, he was able to qualify as a substitute for all humans that cling through faith to the work and person of Jesus Christ.

Yes!

Even So... said...

Oh, and FSU losing...YES!

Jonathan Moorhead said...

Go SEC!
Oh, and great post.

donsands said...

Very good words. What a truth we have to live for and die for!

I watched the College World Series fast-pitch softball final game last night, and Arizona won over Tennesse 1-0. It was quite exciting really.
Those girls can throw a softball that I'd never be able to hit. Amazing!

Baptist Girl said...

Great post jazz!
I am so looking forward to arriving on "Home base"!

Cristina

Penless Thoughts said...

It truly is all about HIM and the price HE paid period. I can't understand why that is so hard for some to grasp. Well, I do...they have believed the lies of satan.
Susan

jazzycat said...

Thanks everone,
Susan, it is about Him and his love and mercy.

Don, those girls can bring that softball.

Cristina, I look forward to seeing everyone there safe and sound at home base.

Jonathan,
SEC rules even when our best two teams got upset.

J.D.,
you must be a gator fan. Have they done anything lately?

Even So... said...

Ummm...they got a new (old) basketball coach...