The past two weeks, along with this week’s subject, present kind of a biblical hat trick: first, Grace, then Redemption, and now this week: Justification. Supersize subjects to start the new year!
A right understanding of these three changes our whole relationship to God! God is not to be seen as a Lawgiver waiting and watching to catch us in a transgression. God is not to be regarded as a Judge ready to punish us for our sins. God is Love, as revealed in Jesus Christ, searching for a way to restore us to a right relationship with God.
Justification is the name of that process, and faith in Christ is the key.