The Gift of Righteousness
The gift of righteousness is entirely free! We can’t earn it even if we try. It’s received by faith only, it is given through exchange. It’s our sin exchanged for Christ's righteousness. To be declared righteous before God we must be willing to put our sin at the feet of Jesus and take up His righteousness. That right there is one of the benefits of salvation is that we get endued with the righteousness of God. A righteous person is a moral, upright person who follows or does what is right. They live right before the Lord. This righteousness is not only done in front of others, but behind closed doors.
We have to understand that righteousness is a status, usually attained after our actions and/or behaviors. And the only way to receive God’s gift of righteousness is when you receive Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. And this is one truth that we should be well grounded in, knowing and believing that we are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. It’s a gift, not our job. It is only through the grace of God that He sent His only begotten Son to pay the full price of our sins, so that simply by believing in Him we would be clothed in righteousness of God, based on faith in Christ! Hallelujah! What a Saviour. What a good, good Father!
Jesus is the only Victor over sin, flesh and the devil. He alone is the conqueror, the Lion of Judah. And God sends forth the Spirit of this mighty warrior to be our sanctifier. We have no power in ourselves. All power over sin, flesh and the devil is in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who has been sent to dwell in us. When You Live A Life Purposed To Doing What Is Right, Quietness (Inner Peace) And Confidence (Inner Strength) Will Be Yours Forever. God’s Righteousness Will Stabilize You And Prepare You For Unlimited Favor With God And People. This Is God’s Will For You Through Jesus Christ.
What does the word “righteous” mean to you?
When someone gives you a gift, do you have to pay them back? What does this tell you about the free gift of righteousness?
Why should we want to do good things even if they won’t earn us God’s love or make us right?
2 Corinthians 13:5