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DAY 8 SUNDAY: NOVEMBER 2020

THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IN LIFE!

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever (Isaiah 32:17).

The benefits of God’s righteousness can never be over-emphasized in life. Without the righteousness of God in your life, you are not qualified to stand in His presence. It is also the righteousness of God that gives you eternal peace of God full of joy in the Holy Spirit in life. The Bible says in the opening text that the work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to benefit fully in His righteousness in life. The benefits of God’s righteousness are indeed the greatest gifts man can obtain and achieve in life forever.

The righteousness of God does not only qualify you to stand in His presence, but rather it also gives you justification which is the right standing with God in life. That is why the Bible says in Romans 3:26, “To demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Therefore, whenever a Christian learns to exercise his faith in Jesus Christ, his righteousness in God will be just and justified in life. The righteousness of God gives you justification with solid faith in Christ Jesus. Hence, the benefits of God’s righteousness could only be achieved by grace and grace alone in life forever.

Furthermore, when a Christian is justified as a result of God’s righteousness, he automatically has eternal peace with God which surpasses human understanding in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Romans 5:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In fact, it is the righteousness of Jesus Christ in the life of a Christian that gives him eternal peace of God which is Shalom in Hebrew context. Eternal peace is a by-product of justification which is obtained through God’s righteousness in life. Therefore, a life that is devoid of the benefits of God’s righteousness is absolutely a life that is totally alienated from God’s presence in life forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian who wants to have a right standing with God couple with eternal peace should desire to have God’s righteousness through Christ Jesus in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: For the promise that he would be heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith (Romans 4:13).

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 Everlasting Father! I receive the benefits of Your righteousness into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I receive Your eternal peace and justification into 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 5:8-10.            RBT: JOHN 18-21