Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Romans 3:21-26 NLT

[21] But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago.

[22] We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

[23] For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

[24] Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

[25] For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,

[26] for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

Reflection . . .

This passage is a favourite of many because it gives us an explanation of our standing before God and what He has done for us.

We are made right with God when we believe in Jesus!

What incredibly Great News!

Pray this prayer:

SAVIOR, every day people who are hurting and lost surround me. Help me to share the good news that you are the Christ and that you have set us free! Lord, if there are those in my life who are crying out to you, open my spiritual eyes that I might see, and give me the courage to share the gospel message with them.1 Amen!

When we place our faith in Jesus Christ, we can have assurance of God’s forgiveness and grace to transform our lives.

1 taken from “Pray Through the Bible” devotional for July 16 – I Have Good News!