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Why did Jesus rise from the dead? For our justification

... Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
Romans 4:24b-25

Jesus resurrection shows that, in the words of the old hymn, "Jesus paid it all." In dying on the cross, Jesus paid the penalty for our sin; in rising from death he demonstrated that every charge laid against us had been answered and paid in full.

Had Jesus not risen, we would have no way of knowing for sure that we had been justified. Jesus, in rising from death, demonstrated that our justification is complete. Accomplished. We are righteous in God's eyes - and this is self-evidently by grace alone. There is no sense in which we contributed to or enabled the resurrection: yet Jesus rose in order that we might be made righteous; in order that God might be the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus (Rom 3:26).

All of which should leave us singing: "Soli Deo Gloria" - To God alone be glory!