06/17. Romans 3:25-26
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
As a free gift the Lord God declares us righteous. He decided this before anything was and it extends to this very moment. When we come into the family of God we live and exist and are because of the sacrificial work of the Lord Jesus Christ. His free gift of life is so that no one can boast for each and every one of us has sinned and Jesus gives us His righteousness.