Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Numbers 33:1-56; Proverbs 29:1-27; Luke 4:16-44

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. Proverbs 17:15

Pilate unrighteously “justified” and released the murderer, Barabbas, while condemning Jesus to death (Matt. 27:15-26). Both acts were abominable! But God also justified sinners and made Jesus a curse for us all (Rom. 3:23-26; Gal. 3:13; 1 Peter 3:18). The difference? The death of God’s sinless Son allows God to justify sinners righteously. God can now declare His righteousness: that He might be just, and the Justifier of him who believes in Jesus. Will you believe in Jesus and be counted among the justified? —K. C. Ung

Who can condemn? Christ Jesus died for sinners,
None can condemn—we’re justified. —Susan H. Peterson

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