THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FROM ME!
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).
The righteousness of a Christian is from the Lord. That is the reason why Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:9 thus, “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.” As Christians, we do not boast of our righteousness, but we are proud to declare that our righteousness is from God through Christ Jesus. Therefore, the devil has no power over us because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ that had been imputed into our lives. A Christian’s righteousness is from the Lord.
In fact, every Christian is supposed to know this gospel truth. He dares not boast of his righteousness because the Bible tells us in Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are like filthy rags, we all fade away as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” The righteousness that is based on human perfection is filthy, unclean and polluted. That is why human perfection no matter how best it is can never satisfy God’s requirement for salvation. Therefore, the best of human perfection is like a filthy rag in the sight of God.
Furthermore, Apostle Paul expatiated on this righteousness when he said 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” (Romans 5:17). The righteousness of God through Jesus Christ is neither a reward nor earned but a gift from God through Christ Jesus. That is the reason why no Christian should boast of his righteousness because you neither work for it nor merit it but a gift from God to you through Christ Jesus. The righteousness of a Christian is a gift obtained by grace through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Daily Tip: You have the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, you are a rightful citizen of the kingdom of God. Congratulations! Shalom!
Golden Text: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Eternal Father! I receive Your righteousness of Christ into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of self-righteousness that leads to doom and condemnation in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Romans 6. RBT: AMOS 1-3.
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