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DAY 22 FRIDAY: FEBRUARY 2019

YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF 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).

As a Christian, you are the righteousness of God. This righteousness was obtained through Jesus Christ. The death of Jesus Christ reconciled you to God and imputed upon you God’s righteousness. The Bible says in the opening text that He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Through Jesus Christ’s death, you obtained the grace of becoming the righteousness of God. The righteousness of God obtains through Jesus Christ is what makes a sinner qualifies for His sanctification in life.

In fact, for a Christian to obtain this righteousness, he needs to exercise his faith in Jesus Christ. Without faith, you can never activate the righteousness of God into your life. Faith in Jesus Christ is the basic requirement that qualifies you of becoming the righteousness of God. That is why the Bible says in Romans 3:22, “Even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe…” Of course, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ is a basic requirement for everyone who wants to continuously enjoy His grace and sanctification in life.

The righteousness of God is not based on merit or by reward, but it is a free gift through grace in Christ Jesus. This is the reason why no Christian is qualified to boast in life. As a result of this, the Bible tells us plainly in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” The righteousness of God is a free gift to you in Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is purely a product of grace and not by merit or reward in life.

Daily Tip: Every Christian has the righteousness of God in him by faith in Christ Jesus. Therefore, he is absolutely not qualified to boast of it at all in life. Shalom!

Golden Text: 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).

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. My Heavenly Father! I receive Your righteousness by faith in Christ forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of 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: John 14:9; 1 John 4:17.    RBT: DEUTERONOMY 20-22

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