6677 justification, necessity of

6677 justification, necessity of

Sinful, law-breaking humanity needs a means of justification because of its failure to keep God’s law and live up to God’s requirements.

Justification in human relationships

The acquittal of the innocent Dt 25:1 See also Pr 17:15; Isa 43:9,26; Ro 8:33

Justification of oneself Job 32:2 See also Lk 10:29; Lk 16:15; Lk 18:9-14

The need for justification

The reality of God’s righteousness Ps 11:7 See also Ps 33:5; Ps 35:28; Jer 23:6; Mt 6:33; Jn 17:25; Ro 1:17; Ro 3:22

The reality of God’s justice Ps 9:8 See also Job 36:3; Ps 11:7; Ps 33:5; Isa 5:16; Jer 9:24; Lk 18:7; Rev 19:11

The reality of God’s judgment Ge 18:25 See also Jdg 11:27; Ps 51:4; Mic 6:2; Mt 12:36; Ro 2:16

The reality of God’s law Jas 4:12 See also Ex 20:2-17 pp Dt 5:6-21; Ps 19:7; Isa 33:22; Ro 7:12,16; Ro 8:3-4; 1Ti 1:8

Human guilt shows the need for justification

Ps 143:2 See also Ro 3:23; 1Jn 1:8,10

People are unable to justify themselves, even through the law

Isa 64:6; Ro 3:20-21; Gal 2:15-16 See also Am 4:4; Mt 5:20; Lk 10:29; Lk 16:15; Lk 18:9-14; Ro 1:17; Ro 3:20; Gal 2:21; Gal 3:2-3; Gal 2:11 Paul opposes Peter’s position on circumcision; Gal 5:4; Php 3:4-8

See also

1075God, justice of
1125God, righteousness
1310God as judge
2321Christ as redeemer
5375law
6020sin
7334circumcision
8822self-justification
9210judgment, God’s

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