“Case Closed” is the English title given to this ongoing Japanese detective manga series where an amateur detective is transformed into a child and helps solve crime. But in a larger sense the phrase, “case closed,” is said after any question, debate or mystery has been solved or answered. It is meant to be final and not able to be amended or varied in any way. It puts a stop to any more discussion.
Today’s verse could be viewed as a case closed. It is a wonderful assurance for the one who has placed their faith in Jesus. There is no fear of this case being reopened. The believer is justified, or declared righteous, not because of his own deeds but because of being credited with Christ’s righteousness (Romans 4:22-25). The just punishment that we deserve has been fully met by His death on the cross. The righteousness Jesus achieved has been laid to our account!
It has been decided. I do not have to live in fear and doubt. He declared, “It is finished,” on that cross. How amazing that I can stand before Him, declared righteous! Satan tries his best to try and pry open a case that is eternally closed by making accusations. But it is to no avail. God’s mighty hand has closed the affair and I have peace with God, now and forever. My heart is not troubled because of my guilt and sin. His forgiveness and declaration has established heartfelt peace, relief, and the joy and hope of heaven! What God has declared is a case closed and His Word is final.
Thank you Lord, for Your precious assurance!