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DAY 19 TUESDAY: JUNE 2018

YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT FROM GOD!

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The righteousness of a Christian is a gift from God. Gift is a symbol of grace; hence, what you do not deserve, work for or merit in any way. That is the more reason why human righteousness is like a filthy rag in the sight of God. The righteousness of Christ in you is purely a gift from God. The Bible says in the opening text that for He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

The Bible further emphasis the gift of righteousness when it states in Romans 5:17 thus, “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” The grace of God gives us the privilege to have accessed to Christ’s righteousness. That makes the righteousness of Christ in your life a gift from God.     

A Christian’s righteousness which is a gift from God is obtained by faith. One needs faith to activate this kind of righteousness in Christ Jesus. That is why the Bible says in Philippians 3:9, “And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.” Self-righteousness which is from the law does not qualify one to have a right standing with God.

Daily Tip: A Christian’s righteousness is a gift from God obtained by faith in Christ through grace. Shalom!

Golden Text: No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Father! I receive Your eternal righteousness into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind self-righteousness in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Romans 5:21; John 1:17.             RBT: PS. 73-75.

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