"Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!" NIV
"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." KJV
If we were found guilty of a terrible crime, we would be tried, found guilty, and sent to prison for life. Our spiritual walk is much the same way with one tremendous difference. We were born sinful and have sinned since then. Jesus Christ shed His blood and took our place in the trial. And on the cross, He took the sentence of death for us. He came to earth justified and pure, but became guilty and condemned with your sin and mine. Now, we have no guilt between us and our Heavenly Father if we believe in what His Son did for us.
Heavenly Father, we praise Your wonderful name for giving Your only Son to take the guilt of sin and the sentence of death for us so that we will be clean in Your eyes. Help us tell this good news to everyone we see so that they may be saved from the wrath of God. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC