Memory Text: “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith” (Gal 3:11).
We as Christians have suffered because of our sinfulness, however unlike Odysseus, we do not win salvation with these sufferings rather with the grace of God only.
How were we ransomed from sin?
We were ransomed from sin by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. His substitutionary and voluntary death on Calvary freed us from the slavery of sin.
What explanation is there that makes Jesus Christ worthy of ransoming us from sin?
The transgression of the moral law set up by God cannot be atoned for by a mere mortal, finite, temporal being. However, it would be pointless to set up a law for men if they can deal with the consequences. Only God Himself could ransom us from the debt we owe to the law.
Why is Abraham the father of faith?
Abraham was regarded as the father of faith because He believed in the Lord.
Why are we righteous before God despite our faults?
We are righteous before God despite our faults because we build our faith in Christ and what He has done for us to save us from our faults/sinfulness.
How best can we rest on God’s promises?
We rest on God’s promises by faith without hesitation, however we do not receive these promises after death because God’s promises are sure and secure.
How can we taste God’s goodness?
Psalm 34:8 says taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.
What has Christ done for us that makes this yoke easy?
Jesus is righteous and the yoke of sin is so burdensome. Jesus paid the price of sin by His death on the cross and therefore any sinner who would like to lighten his yoke will have to accept Jesus.
What does justification have to do with peace?
The justification we get by faith brings about peace knowing that despite our sins, we will not be convicted by them knowing that we are justified by faith.
What have you gained from Christ’s experience?
What we gained from the experience of Christ as explained in Philippians 2:7-8 is the opportunity of salvation made through faith. Without Jesus coming down to take the form of man and putting Himself through all affliction, we would not have the privilege of grace.
Jesus paid the debt we owe to sin on the cross of Calvary so that despite our faults and unrighteousness, we can stand righteous before God. This forms the basis of the covenant and we have to have faith in God to take advantage of this opportunity of grace. I pray that we faith be strengthened in Jesus the one through which we can stand righteous before God in Jesus’ name.