God’s Court of Mercy

What joy for those whose
disobedience is forgiven.
        —Romans 4:7

In Billy Buckner’s twenty-two season major league baseball career, he put up impressive stats: 174 home runs, career batting average of .289, and near-perfect .991 fielding percentage.

But the one thing Buckner is remembered for is letting a grounder roll between his legs in the 1986 World Series, resulting in the game-winning run for the New York Mets, and defeat for Buckner’s Boston Red Sox.

Judas Iscariot is remembered for one thing.

Richard Nixon is remembered for one thing.

The court of human judgment shows little mercy. God’s court is the opposite: “[I] will remember their sins no more” (Heb 8:12).

Your faith is credited to you as righteousness (Rom 4:5), and when you were baptized, you became clothed with the imputed righteousness of Christ (Gal 3:27).

Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
—Edward Mote

The word “Righteous” is embroidered on your jersey.

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