Monday, August 13, 2012

Final Verdict

Sometimes it's really hard to imagine that the Lord would love me when I see all my sin. And sometimes, I really struggle and wonder whether I could really be saved. But then I come to Scripture and I am reminded that, praise God, my salvation does not rest in my works or lack thereof, but in the completed work of Christ. And nothing can change that because of Him, and only because of Him, I stand justified before God. This quote from J.I. Packer sums it up perfectly:

"[N]obody can produce new evidence of your depravity that will make God change his mind. For God justified you with (so to speak) his eyes open. He knew the worst about you at the time when he accepted you for Jesus' sake; and the verdict which he passed then was, and is, final." - J.I. Packer, Knowing God

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