Galations 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Chcrist, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Justified! God’s pardon given and accepted; all sin erased; all sin is “expunged” from the record. Past, present, and future! The slate wiped clean. No accusations against you allowed or accepted forever.
“KNOWING that a man is not justified by the works of the law….”
Three times the word is used in the verse: justified…justified…justified. A trinity to make us pay attention. Being justified may not mean much to many now, but it will mean everything when all stand before the Christ who will judge all things.
Do you have sin on your account or are you justified and have none? An eternity in Hell or an eternity in Heaven lies in the answer.
”Even we have BELIEVED in Jesus Christ…”
Justified by believing in Jesus Christ. His death, burial, and resurrection. His sacrifice for sinners. That is the gospel.
Lord Jesus, may the truth of the gospel be preached and believed.