30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
whom He called, these He also justified [at conversion];
One aspect of God’s call is what He does in time, whereby He summons people by the gospel. The “justified” are those whom God declares righteous just as He Himself is righteous.
The “justified” are those whom God declares or causes to be righteous as He Himself is righteous. Justification is that which is opposite of condemnation. It is strictly a grace provision (Ro 8:24). We do not deserve it because God did all of the doing of justification. He did the work by sending His Son to die on the cross (Ro 3:25).
We receive the benefit of Christ’s work on the cross by the non-meritorious system of faith (Ro 3:25-26). Because of all of this we hold eternal status with God. One day we will receive the ultimate benefit of justification—eternal glorification.
The point of this passage is that God will not abandon those whom He predestines, calls, and justifies.
Justification is that act of God whereby He causes the believer to be as right positionally as He is right.
Justification is a grace provision from God. He sent His Son to die on the cross from that grace. All the believer can do is respond with a non-meritorious system to God’s grace. Faith is non-meritorious because it depends on the object of what is believed rather than something that comes from self. God currently deems the believer as right as He Himself is right because of something that He did in grace.