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DAY 31 SUNDAY: JANUARY 2021

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 in life. Gift is a symbol of grace; hence, what you do not deserve, work for or merit in any way in life. That is the more reason why human righteousness is like a filthy rag in the sight of God in life. The righteousness of Jesus Christ in you is purely a gift from God in life. 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. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that his righteousness is a gift from God in life. Hence, a gift of righteousness in life is absolutely an offer of divine grace through Christ Jesus to man in life forever.

The Bible further emphasizes 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.” Therefore, the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus makes a Christian to actually reign in life. The grace of God gives us the privilege to have accessed to Jesus Christ’s righteousness in life. That makes the righteousness of Christ Jesus in your life a gift from God in life. Whoever receives a gift of righteousness in life absolutely receives favor, truth and grace from God in life forever.     

A Christian’s righteousness which is a gift from God is obtained by faith in life. One needs faith to activate this kind of righteousness in Christ Jesus. That is the reason 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.” In fact, the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ is indeed obtained by faith in life. Self-righteousness which is from the law does not qualify one to have a right standing with God in life. Therefore, a life lived devoid of the gift of God’s righteousness is absolutely a life lived in disgrace forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian’s righteousness is a gift from God and obtained by faith in Christ Jesus through grace in life forever. 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 and worldly 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: LEVETICUS 11-30