Romans 4:23-25 – Now this wonderful truth – that God declared him to be righteous – wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was for us, too, assuring us that God will also declare us to be righteous if we believe in God, who brought Jesus our Lord back from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised from the dead to make us right with God.
I want to break this into a few different, really amazing, points:
- God wanted to be reconciled with us from the moment Adam and Eve sinned.
- God declared Abraham righteous BEFORE Jesus came solely because of his belief.
- A price HAD to be paid for sin. Jesus paid the entire bill. For the entire human race. With one act.
- God brought Jesus back to life so we could all be part of His world again. We don’t have to pay the price. The bill has been paid in full. Our only cost is our belief.
How hard is that?