The following are thoughts from my Bible study/meditation on The Three types of Justification in the bible, first shared 1 year ago today.
1. Oh what salvation full and free that God by his grace can first justify me!
A wretched sinner, the carnal mind
How could he ever this lost soul find?
He called me to repent and to believe
His gospel of faith he begged me receive
I repented and gave up my idols of nought
Believed in his words as the penitent ought
2. Then all it took was his imputation
God's mental estimation that changed my condition
He thinks of me as having righteousness
No more he esteems me as that sinful mess
And so by his grace I am made free from sin
Divine imputation cleanses me from within.
3. You see,
God alone can think and it is
God alone esteems and it makes
God alone can save man from sin
And when God justifies,
Who dares a charge lay?
4. I am free, oh I am free!
By his imputation
Free from sin, free from sin!
By God's mental estimation
Made a doer of the law
By his faith's motivation
'Tis a subjective change
In my heart's condition
5. Now I live by faith,
Doing good works of the law
Not by my might or strength
But by his Spirit's power
All glory to him who first justified me
6. Then secondly,
Since my works by faith be
His friend, he declares me
7. Then finally,
When judgment comes in heavenly court
On account of my works I shall certainly know
Holy or unjust? Filthy or righteous?
Oh lord I cry,
Whether I live or should die
Let my humble soul be by you justified!
Sis. Anesia O Baptiste
Sabbath 30th May, 2015