1. The meaning of justification (v.1a)
“To be justified is to be counted righteous. Justification is the legal declaration that an unrighteous sinner has been made right with God. By this legal declaration, a sinner is acquitted of all charges, spared from all punishment, and made acceptable to God.” (Philip Ryken, Luke: Volume 2: Chapters 13-24, p. 266)
2. Three benefits of justification (v.1b-2)
We have peace with God.
We have continual access to God’s grace.
We will share in God’s glory.