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Ruminating on ROMANS! (Some Thoughts on Paul’s Great Epistle) #9 Justified! (Some Thoughts on Romans 4)

19 Dec

Many of you know that my New Jersey friend Frank and I are reading through God’s Word together (described here). We’re now in the book of Romans and are reading chapter 4 each day this week. Here is something that I noticed in reading this chapter:

Paul uses both Abraham (vv. 1-5, 9-25) and David (vv. 5-8) to prove righteousness comes by faith, not by works!

1. Our natural tendency is to try to get ourselves justified by our works (v. 2).

2. Our before-conversion works don’t count! (v. 5).

3. Righteousness is credited to the one who doesn’t work but trusts God by faith (v. 5).

4. Righteousness is credited to those who believe in him who raised Jesus from the dead (v. 24)

5. The Lord Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification (v. 25).

 
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