God uses big words to help explain his plan of salvation. Righteous, Righteousness, Justify, Justification, Reconciliation, Grace.

Romans 4:24-25: “also for us, to whom God will credit Righteousness for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our Justification.”

Righteous: free from guilt or sin

Righteousness: the quality of being righteous, the state of being right with God

Justify: to pardon and clear from guilt or blame, to treat as just, though guilty and deserving punishment

Justification: acceptance of a sinner as righteous through the merits of Jesus Christ

Romans 5:1 ” Therefore, since we have been Justified through  faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into his Grace in which we now stand.”

Grace: mercy, pardon,  the love and favor of God, a state of reconciliation to God

Romans 5:11 “..but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have now received Reconciliation.”

Reconciliation: agreement of things seemingly opposite or inconsistent, atonement (atonement: the reconciliation of God with man through Jesus Christ)

Romans 5:20  “….But where sin increased, Grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also Grace might reign through Righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We are declared Righteous by God, Justified and Reconciled to Him by his Grace, if we accept His free gift of Salvation – Faith and Belief in His Son , the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you God for the gift of Eternal Life. Life here on earth is but a vapor. Eternity is Forever.