Gospel of Grace - Seeking Justification in Christ (Part 2)
We will never become sinless as long as we live in these bodies, but, in Christ, we will learn to sin less as justified sinners through the process of justification to sanctification.
Galatians 2:15-21: We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is
not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
My younger boy, Asher, always gets up between 4- 5 am. Usually, he eventually wakes us all up. But the other morning, my older son Arius’s yelling, screaming, and thumping woke us up. Asher was screaming, too, while running away from his brother. It was hardly 6 am. Aren’t you glad that you are not our neighbors?