WFS Expository Thoughts: Trinity 11

Justification means to be righteous before God. Someone who is just would be able to show how they have kept the Law of God and conformed to that standard. Yet as the Pharisee shows us, you can do even more than the Law requires and still fall short of the glory of God. It is the tax collector who shows us what it means to be a Christian: saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. No room for boasting. No place for ourselves. Simply God’s free grace to sinners makes us just before Him. Luke 18:9-14