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When Speaker Pelosi made her outrageous, calloused remark about George Floyd “sacrificing his life” for the cause of justice, does anyone really believe it EVER crossed Floyd’s mind, as he came face-to-face with eternity, his death would serve a greater good? There is One, however, who DID approach his death with the certitude it would serve the GREATEST good of all—that of providing redemption for lost sinners.

Paul wrote: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation [satisfaction] through faith in his blood, to declare his RIGHTEOUSNESS (justness) for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his RIGHTEOUSNESS: that he might be JUST, and the JUSTIFIER of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:24-26).

In order for God to be the JUSTIFIER of sinners who believe in Jesus, he first had to take JUST action in order to provide a FULL SATISFACTION for transgressions that his holiness demanded. Sinners who believe in Jesus are JUSTIFIED FREELY by his grace. But what grace provided at no cost to us by humbling ourselves, asking God to do for us what we could not do for ourselves, required God the Father to satisfy his JUSTICE by unleashing his wrath upon his Son on our behalf.

Jesus of Nazareth DID sacrifice his life for the greater good of JUSTICE. The JUSTICE God exhibited on the Cross for our sins enabled God to be JUST (righteous) when he JUSTIFIES (declares righteous) and forgives those who believe. 

Peter said it like this:”For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the JUST for the UNJUST, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18). The act of JUSTICE God accomplished by laying OUR sins on HIS Son was the greatest act of JUSTICE in human history. It now allows God to be absolutely JUST when he JUSTIFIES a believer. 

John gives believers this assurance: “If we [believers] confess our sins, he is faithful and JUST to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). There is NO sin a believer can commit after JUSTIFICATION that was not accounted for on the Cross of Christ.  

The JUSTICE that enables God to JUSTIFY a believer is the same JUSTICE that provides the basis for the cleansing of his children, to restore fellowship when they confess their sins. God is JUST in everything he does, from JUSTIFYING believers to CLEANSING them from their sins. The Gospel affirms his sacrifice was the foundation for the greatest good of all!


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