Justification is the grounds for a right relationship with God because our sins have been forgiven. We call that right relationship righteousness. When God looks upon the believer through His Son, He declares that person to be not guilty. He then offers the joy of a relationship with Him on that basis. Justification provides an assurance that settles us eternally. If you take one application from this message, please take the following: Ground yourself in the reality of your standing before God.