The fifth step on the road to salvation is Justification.
Very often when one comes to Jesus Christ with the burdens of sin, one fails to accept the promises that God has made for the repentant sinner. To accept salvation means that one must take Christ at His word. The Philippian Jailor experienced salvation by his belief. The Bible states, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31).
1. Read Luke 18:9-14 and state the names of the two persons Jesus used to illustrate justification: (a) ___________________ and (b) ____________________ .
2. What should be one's attitude toward God's gift of salvation?
"For God so (a) ____________________ the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever in Him should not (b) ____________________ but have (c)____________________ life" (John 3:16).
3. What is the result of receiving Jesus as Savior?
"But as many as (a) _________________ Him, to them He gave the (b) _________________ to become © _____________ of God, to those who (d) ___________________ His name" (John 1:12).
4. In Zechariah's vision of Joshua, what did God say to rebuke Satan and his accusation?
"The Lord (a) ___________________ you , Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem (b) ___________________ you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?... See I have removed your (c) ______________ from you and I will clothe you with rich robes." (Zechariah 3:2-4)
5. What is the only way that we can become right before God?
"For He made Him who no sin to be (a) __________ for us, that we might become the (b) ______________ of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
6. How did Paul describe the only way we should live?
"The (a) ______________ shall live by (b) ______________ " (Romans 1:17).
Having acknowledged my sins and repented of all my wrongdoings, I not only confess my faults but accept the promise of salvation that Christ has offered. I desire His blood to cleanse me and make me whole. Amen.