How is a man made right in Godâ€™s eyes? For those ignorant of the history of the church, this doctrine is often taken for grated, if it is even thought of at all. But men and women have died for this great doctrine.
Great men of faith like Martin Luther said, "Justification is the article where the church stand or falls." John Calvin said, Justification is the â€śmain hinge on which religion turns.â€ť
Grace has set us free. Jesus has given us life. We will not put on the shackles again. Our righteousness comes from our Saviorâ€™s perfect sacrifice. We donâ€™t need to earn Godâ€™s love. He has given it to us freely. We just need to bask in it and give thanks.
Integrity is a quality that is lacking in leaders in all areas of our society-government, church and home. Psalm 101, a psalm of David, speaks of David's desire to be a great and godly leader. He begins by speaking about his own personal commitment to be a godly leader by: 1) having a resolute determination to have integrity, 2) having a balance of love and justice, and 3) having a biblically thoughtful direction.