Romans 3:24 …and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, …
Most of us already know the previous verse 23: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” But how many times have we considered the latter part in verse 24? We are justified = declared righteous. By His grace = unearned favor. Through redemption = we have been bought. The price = the precious blood of Jesus. Then verse 25 goes on to remind us; Jesus is our “propitiation;” satisfying the wrath of God. O, the power of the Cross! Against it, nothing withstands!
The doctrine of the Cross, basically the “teaching,” is the foundation of our Christianity. It is the reason for the hope within us. It should be focal point of everything in our lives, especially our worship. It should be our daily mission to know it, understand it, and surrender to it in order to rightly share it with others. If the only thing you do today is meditate on the finished work of the Cross, take a moment to do it. You will find yourself praising Him with deeper gratitude, with humbling awe, with a refreshed awakening to His unfathomable love for you.
Colossians 1:13–14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.