“Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Thy servant: for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.” Psalm 143:1-2 (KJV)
There is no question in David’s mind about the faithfulness of God, or His righteousness. He also knows himself well enough without assuming that in the sight of God no man living can be justified.
What is justification? Someone once explained it “being made just-as-if-I’d never sinned”. I have always remembered that. How can a man or woman be justified in the eyes of God? There is no hope for us within ourselves. It must come by a declaration of God Himself.
First our sin debt must be paid for. That is the reason for the cross of Jesus. Jesus the spotless, Lamb of God who came to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29). He had no sin; but became our sin. By His death the sin was paid in full.
Second one must repent of sin, believe that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is sufficient to deliver us from sin and death.
Then, God Himself declares you “Righteous” “Just” in His sight.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” Romans 5:1
When you believe in Jesus, and His finished work on the cross you are justified by God. The Rich became poor; the the poor might become rich in Him.
O, will you believe Him today?