The Final Verdict

We have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
              —Romans 5:1

The verdict? Guilty! (Rom. 3:23). The sentence? Death! (Rom. 6:23).

But Jesus came down, stepped up, and died in your place.

You walked away …

Justified.  You have been “justified freely by his grace” (Rom. 3:24). Proclaimed innocent, declared righteous.

Redeemed. You have been “redeemed … with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Pet. 1:18, 19). Bought and paid for.

Reconciled. You have been “reconciled to him through the death of his Son” (Rom. 5:10). You are now his friend.

Cleansed. You have been purified by “the blood of Jesus … from all sin” (1 Jn. 1:7). Washed, scrubbed clean.

God ran his finger down the page, stopped at your name, and wrote, “Justified, Redeemed, Reconciled, Cleansed.”

Final verdict? Not guilty! Have a good day.

Peace rules the day when Jesus rules the life.

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