. . . who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. --Romans 4:25
St. Paul is saying that human beings need to be justified, which means that human beings need to live a non-accused life. . . . [T]he whole human drama of finding false hope in secondary things is a form of flight from that accusation.
--Paul Zahl, Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life (Eerdmans 2007), 44