“Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness. Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead” (Romans 4:22-24).

The ultimate benefit to be received in Christ Jesus is to stand before God — accepted by Him. Within ourselves nothing can be found that is able to withstand his judgement. Our past guilt, present shame, and future culpability bring only condemnation. By faith in Christ Jesus, however, the impossible becomes possible — right standing before the Father.

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