The Justifier -tf

(The Devil as "the accuser of our brethren" has the opposite job.)

The Problem

Psalm 14:1-3 ". . . there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Repeated exactly in 53:1-3)

Matthew 19:16-26 "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God. . . ." (Mark 10:18 & Luke 18:19)

(The man didn't think the Lord was God. The Lord pointed out the hypocrisy in calling him "good.")

Romans 3:9-12 ". . . There is none righteous, no, not one . . . there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

Psalm 143:1-2 ". . . enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified."

Romans 14:10 ". . . we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ."

The Cure

Romans 3:19-30 ". . . Being justified freely by . . . Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be . . . the justifier. . . ."

[Faith in what?]

Galatians 2:20-21 ". . . I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

Romans 9:31-33 "But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained . . . For they stumbled at that stumblingstone. . . ."

In Action

Romans 4:1-15 "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."

James 2:23 ". . . and he was called the friend of God." (At the judgment, Abraham will be friends with the judge!)

(John 15:14-15 "Henceforth I call you not servants . . . but I have called you friends. . . .")

(Well, let's look at Abraham!)

Genesis 15:1-8 "And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?"

17:15-19 "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed. . . ." (and questioned God in his heart)

(What is the Lord's testimony of his friend, Abraham?)

Romans 4:16-25 ". . . he considered not his own body . . . neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb. . . ."

(Do you think you might want to read Genesis 17:17 again?)

(Let's look at Sarah)

Genesis 18:1-15 ". . . and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed. . . ."

Romans 9:1-9 "For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son."

(What is the Lord's testimony of his friend, Sarah?)

Hebrews 11:11-12 "Through faith also Sara herself . . . judged him faithful who had promised."

(Seeing that "there is none good," how do you explain Psalm 37:23?)

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way."

(Seeing that "there is none good," what will you be called by the Lord?)

Matthew 25:21 "good and faithful servant"


Romans 8:30 ". . . and whom he called, them he also justified. . . ."

Titus 3:5-7 ". . . justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."