A Short Study of Romans 4:5
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24)
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
The Apostle Paul says that God freely justified the ungodly that believeth in Jesus. It is a great thing to be an ungodly person, NOT IN PRACTICE, but in feeling; an ungodly person at the throne of God’s heavenly grace needing what only God can give – JUSTIFICATION. The clearing of your character, the pronouncing by the lip of truth that you, AN UNGODLY PERSON, are freely justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. This is a wonderful passage and if it is made spirit and life to us, we shall find that we “delight in the law of God” (the Gospel revelation, NOT THE LAW AT SINAI).
J. K. Popham