Crumbs
October 30, 2020
12. Second Week in Advent - Thursday
Justified by faith
          Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God   Romans 5:1-2
          We who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ are justified in the sight of God, and have forgiveness of sin. Because God forgives us our sin and justifies us, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God has no further charge against us. He is with us altogether. Because we have peace with God, He will surely not condemn, or damn, us. He will save us, give us eternal life and glory. This is so divinely certain that even now we greatly rejoice in such hope. This is what Dr. Martin Luther expresses in the words of the Small Catechism: "Where there is forgiveness of sin, there is also life and salvation." You, believing Christian, have forgiveness of sin. You know that God forgives your sin. How, then, is it possible that you should still be damned, since it is only for sin that one can be damned? And that has been forgiven you. Nothing but sin could prevent you from obtaining life and salvation. And you have forgiveness of sin. Hence you have life and salvation also. You need not concern yourself about life and salvation if you have forgiveness of sin. You are absolutely sure of life and salvation, and need not fret nor fear, if only you have forgiveness of sin. Where there is forgiveness of sin there is also life and salvation. So hold fast to the forgiveness of sin offered you freely and without price for Christ's sake, and life and salvation will come inevitably. Look cheerfully and confidently beyond death and the judgment, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
          PRAYER: - Most heartily I thank You, Lord Jesus, that You have merited and given to me forgiveness of my sin. Now I have peace with God and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Amen, my God, so let me have life and salvation. O my God, You will surely do this, for You have forgiven me all my sin. Preserve in me, O faithful God, true faith in my Lord Jesus Christ through whom I have forgiveness of sin. Amen, You will hear me. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 30, 2020