Devotional Readings

Job 25 – Justified

This is a little chapter…

Job 25:1  Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 25:2  Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

Job 25:3  Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

Job 25:4  How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Job 25:5  Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Job 25:6  How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Old John Gill wrote:
How then can man be justified with God? Since he sees all his ways and works, his secret as well as open sins; either be more just than he, as Eliphaz expresses it, Job 4:17; which no man in his senses will say; or just as he is, and upon a level with him, or in comparison of him, or before him, and in his sight: and this is what Job himself denies, Job 9:2; for however righteous a man may be in his own sight, or in the sight of others, he cannot of himself be justified in the sight of God; nor can any be justified with him by his own righteousness, because the best righteousness of man is imperfect

and, if Bildad thought this was the sentiment of Job, he mistook him; for, what he meant by coming to the seat of God, and ordering his cause before him, Job 23:2; to which Bildad seems to refer, and being judged by him, when he doubted not but he should be acquitted, was no other than the justification of his cause, and not of his person before God; or that he should be cleared of the imputation of hypocrisy, and of being the sinner and wicked man, and guilty of very bad things, though secret and private, for which he was afflicted; 

for otherwise Job knew full well that he could not be justified with God by his own personal righteousness, for he knew himself to be a sinner, and owns it

nor did he think himself perfect, and his righteousness a complete one; and therefore he expected not to be justified by it; he knew his living Redeemer, and believed in him for righteousness, and expected the justification of his person, and his acceptance with God, only by him; and in this way there are many that are justified with God secretly, “in foro Dei”, in the court of God, and in his sight, who always beholds his people as righteous in Christ, and openly, “in foro conscientiae”, in the court of conscience, when they believe in him; and who will be publicly justified, and declared righteous, at the day of judgment:
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And this…..

Do Not Be Surprised…

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

A few weeks ago she posted some comments on Justication…

Read these here..

October 2016

Consequences of the Cross: Justification

Christ’s work on the cross is everything for the Christian. It must be.

It was essential that Jesus live in perfect obedience to the Law (Matthew 5:17).

Without the resurrection, our faith would be in vain (1 Corinthians 15:13-19).

Yet it is Christ’s work at Calvary that brought about justification (Romans 5:9). It was the pleasing nature of His substitutionary, atoning sacrifice before the Father that paid the ransom price for men’s sinful souls.

Justification is a one-time event. Upon receiving salvation, where once a man stood guilty and condemned before the holy God, he now stands justified and is reckoned as righteous before the Father (Romans 5:1).

Justification is wholly a divine work. It is God who justifies (Romans 8:3033) and men are justified as the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them.

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Justification is a gift from God that is granted to believers and is made theirs by faith (Romans 3:24).

No work of the Law can render men righteous before God, only faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

This truth is repeatedly stated in Scripture. Paul declares it boldly in Galatians 3:24-26:

Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Yet even this faith is a gift from God to men.

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Saints on both sides of the cross are justified by faith in Christ alone (Romans 4:3; cf. Hebrews 11).

Have you placed your faith in this great Savior?

See Also:
Consequences of the Cross
Consequences of the Cross: Redemption
Consequences of the Cross: Propitiation

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