How We Are Justified: Our Understanding Depends on the Words We Use (Wed. June 30)

The word of the day is “imputed.”  How can we put the meaning of our salvation into words?  As God’s mercy is infinite, so his work of salvation is beyond human comprehension.  Today in our reading of Romans 4:13-25, we find Paul’s understanding of what the Lord has done for our salvation.  He writes, Abraham’s faith was “accounted to him for righteousness.  Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us.  It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead…” (OSB vs. 22-24). Today, we will study the words Paul uses to describe how we become righteous before God.  We…