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DAY 10 SUNDAY: JANUARY 2021

DWELLING IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IN LIFE!

But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions (Hebrews 1:8-9).

The righteousness of God is a place of power, protection and God’s holiness in life. A Christian is expected to dwell in God’s righteousness in life. The Bible says in the opening text that to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to always dwell in His righteousness in life. Hence, dwelling in God’s righteousness absolutely means to dwell in the secret place of the Most High in life forever.

Christians are expected to dwell in Jesus Christ’s righteousness and reign with Him forever because His righteousness had been imputed into their lives. That is why the Bible says in Romans 5:17, “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.”  Therefore, righteousness is a gift of life which is only found in Jesus Christ who is the Author of life. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is the coverage for the Christians in life. A life lived devoid of God’s righteousness is absolutely a life lived in total vanity in life forever.

Dwelling in God’s righteousness is a seal of protection and safety in life. There are absolutely no powers on earth, heaven and in the abyss that can harm you as long as you remain and dwell in His righteousness in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” In fact, whenever a Christian has the righteousness of Jesus Christ he is dwelling in the secret place of the Most High in life.  Dwelling in the secret place of the Most High gives you the privilege to remain and dwell in God’s righteousness in life forever.

Daily Tip: Jesus Christ is the righteousness of God imputed into the life of a Christian; therefore, dwelling in His righteousness is to remain and dwell in the secret place of the Most High in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: 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).

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 Jehovah Shalom! I dwell in Your righteousness in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of self-righteousness that pollutes and contaminates 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.                RBT: GENESIS 30-32