Justification by Faith


The Bible teaches that we cannot earn our salvation; however, God will give it to us freely if we have faith in Him.

Romans 4


To impute something means "to apply something to your account." The Bible teaches that no one can earn salvation. However, God will give it to us freely if we have faith in Him. God honors the attitude of our hearts and imputes righteousness to our accounts. To be able to impute righteousness to those living during Old Testament times, God looked ahead to the work of Christ on the cross. Now He looks back to the Cross. But in both cases, God´s people have been saved by grace through faith.


Offer praise to God for His righteous works:
I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull,
Which has horns and hooves.
The humble shall see this and be glad;
And you who seek God, your hearts shall live. (Psalm 69:30-32)

Pause for praise and thanksgiving.

Now pray this confession to the Lord as you seek to keep your life free from sin:

Have we not all one Father?
Has not one God created us?
Why do we deal treacherously with one another
By profaning the covenant of the fathers? (Malachi 2:10)

Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to mind, and pray this affirmation to the Lord:

Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.
For the Lord will judge His people,
And He will have compassion on His servants. (Psalm 135:13-14).

As you make your requests known to the Lord, include:

  •     A humble spirit
  •     Evangelism in Russia
  •     Your activities for the day

Finally, offer this prayer to the Lord:

To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who by wisdom made the heavens,
For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who laid out the earth above the waters,
For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who made great lights,
For His mercy endures forever
The sun to rule by day,
For His mercy endures forever;
The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:4-9)

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