Image Credit: Bibledaily.org To start with, very many know that righteousness means to have a right standing with God. However, not many people have the correct knowledge of how to become righteous. At one extreme, several folks are of the opinion that it’s practically impossible to be righteous as humans to the extent that they deem it outright heresy for anyone to profess that they are righteous. Furthermore, a good number of people equally hold the extreme view that all they need to be righteous before God are good works. I am glad to announce that righteousness is a gift! (Rom 5:17) It’s the Father’s gift to us through Christ Jesus, imparting us with a new nature and qualifying us to stand right with Him without any sense of guilt, condemnation, sin-consciousness or inferiority complex (2Cor 5:21). How do I mean? If you have to work hard or labour for it, then it’s not righteousness. The righteousness of works is as filthy rags before God because it cannot satisfy the requirements of the Law Rom3:20. However, Jesus Christ has been made our righteousness (1Cor1:30). He fulfilled every law on our behalf and credited it to our account Rom8:3-4. You become truly righteous by simply believing in your HEART that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and confessing the Lordship of Jesus with your MOUTH Rom 10:9-10. Your mouth and your heart must agree to get you saved and bring you into a right standing with the Father. This is the New Birth into a new family – the family of God 1John3:1,9-10. It confers on you a new nature – the nature of God. Every family is not without its own customs and traditions. Sin and every evil work is characteristic of the family of the devil. In the family of God, we are divinely empowered by grace to live right and shun all sorts of immorality Rom 6. This is how we live true to our nature. Stay #blessed!!!
Beloved friends, it’s another golden opportunity to remind ourselves of the unsearchable depths of God’s LOVE for us – if He sacrificed Jesus for us, then no gift is too big for Him to give us! (Rom 8:32)
Arguably, Jesus is God’s greatest gift of love to mankind. Redemption would have remained a mere wish but for this profound, love-motivated sacrifice of our Father.
Jesus Christ was the seed the Father sowed, we are the glorious harvest He has reaped! What a mystery? Little wonder He calls us sons and daughters (1John3:1). No wonder we have been accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
The Messiah, the sacrificial Lamb took our place and bore our griefs so we need not bear them anymore (Is 53:5).
In conclusion, as we relish the season and enjoy the festive mood, it is of paramount importance that we meditate on these things.
May all that concerns you and yours be perfected in this season IJN. You are truly special to me!
Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a glorious New Year in advance. Cheers!!!❤🌸💐🌺
“Your actions and words must align to lend credence to your love.”
If it’s only you before you and after you, then where is your love?
Oh…if only we could permit the sweet fragrance of unblemished love to pervade our world, would it not become another heaven on earth?
If that monster of self-conceit and greed is forever banished in our midst like an outcast and condemned to the eternally bottomless pit it belongs, even generations yet unborn will reap the fruits