“When God justifies sinners, he is not declaring bad people good. He is pronouncing them legally righteous . . . because Jesus paid the penalty of their law breaking.” ~ John Stott
There is no other God like our God. He created us, and died for us. No other religion or life philosophy is centered in such perfect, deep, unconditional love for imperfect people. As we look at the world he created for us, our hearts should be filled with honor and joy. As we consider the great gift Jesus gave us by going to the cross to die in our place, we should be filled with awe and wonder. We can’t say “thank you” enough.
Jesus’ death on the cross takes us from guilt to justification. Not earned, but a free gift we only need to accept by faith (Ephesians 2.8-10). Whether these truths are new to you or old, take some time today to tell God how thankful you are. Journal your awe and wonder in a prayer of thanksgiving to him saying specifically what he has done, how he has justified you, and from what you’ve been saved.