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Oct 28, 2018
Passage: Proverbs 17:15 & 1 Peter 3:18

Both Are Righteous To The Lord

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, 
even they both are abomination to the LORD

(PROVERBS 17:15)

Reader, how can this be? To justify the wicked is an abomination?! [PROVERBS 17:15] Well then, what of the believing sinner? Does not God’s word set forth that a wicked sinner like you and a wicked sinner like me is justified by His blood? How then is that not an abominable and immoral thing for God to do? Because beloved, our Heavenly Father has made His just sinless Son to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. I can’t explain it, but I do believe it. You see, God has made His just Son to be wicked in His sight. How did He do that? By making the Lord Jesus Christ guilty of our sin, He was condemned wicked in His sight, bearing the sins of His people; so now through His doing and His dying, we have been justified. And as a consequence, the demands of God’s law being now satisfied, He may justify wicked sinners through the precious blood of his Son, which makes them innocent and just in His sight. Our Substitute, God’s Son, was made to bare the guilt and shame of our sins, and you beloved are made to be innocent, not guilty, indeed made the righteousness of God in Christ. Our great God only does what is right—He justifies the innocent, and He condemns the guilty, and both are righteous to the LORD! “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…” “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (1 PETER 3:18, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21). AMEN!

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