If you seek justification with a sense of being justified yourself. Then you must start with faith, the bible reveals to us in Romans 5:1, that we have peace with God through the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just being aware of such truth then you know you can gain access by faith into his grace. Where within you can stand on his promises and rejoice! in the hope and the Glory of God.
Not only that; but we as believers can experience 'Glory'; even; in the midst of tribulation (suffering), because of fore-knowledge that provides discernment. We (you, me) are able to rejoice in suffering, knowing that sufferings produces perseverance, and perseverance build character, and thru character you can embrace 'hope'
The Reason is revealed in: Matthew 5:11-12, "Blessed (fully satisfied)*are we when men shall revile you; and persecute you; and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake#. Rejoice! and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted by the prophets which were before you.
*Satisfaction is the 'Joy' that comes from salvation
#A believer that has experienced the "Peace of God" and can bring that peace to his fellow human being-who is being persecuted for righteousness sake. This can cause a person to reach the highest level of the satisfaction of blessedness (the experience of being fully satisfied)
Once you grasp and hold on to "hope" it will not disappoint. You will begin to recognize that inside"Hope"
>You will experience patience
>You will have the benefits of all the others "fruits of the spirit" found in Galatians 5:22
~Faith (unto faithfulness)
And the added Bonus of:
>Meekness (ones who see themselves as they really are..evidenced in their summons to God & his word)
Let us not become conceited, provoking, and practice envy toward each other-it's how to keep in step with the Holy Spirit..
Praise the name of the Lord-and as you Edify God in the name of Jesus with all of the salutations he is known as: The mighty one, Jehovah, The prince of peace, King of the Jews, He's awesome, Messiah, The one who came to save, Praise him..and Bless his name...
You can both proclaim and exalt the "Glory" because you have seen the benefits that God has:
>Poured out in his Love for You
>Deposited directly into your heart
>By the Paraclete-the number helper-The mighty Holy Spirit
By: Bishop Steve Braxton, Assistant Presiding Prelate, Light of Illinois Diocese