For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Blessed with Righteousness
Sometimes I wish I lived in the forest where there seems to be a lot less stress… All the birds, animals and others seem to have a steady routine and no stress or worry’s about anything, other than another animal eating them… But really, I like my life and I am thankful each day. I claim each day as a day the Lord has made, and in it I will rejoice. When we think about how blessed we really are the stress of this life seems to grow dim, especially when we think of the gift of righteousness God has given us through Jesus. If it is a gift then I can never loose it by my bad works because I didn’t get it by my good works… I can always reap the benefits this gift brings into my life no matter what I am facing.
We cannot receive this righteousness by doing good nor can we loose righteousness by doing evil. We are righteous because God gave us righteousness as a gift through Jesus.
Blessed thru Jesus Righteousness
When we received Jesus Christ we received the gift of righteousness. In receiving this gift we have access to all the good things that Jesus deserved because Jesus took upon Himself all the bad things we deserved.
God is not pretending you are righteous. (2Corinth. 5:21) God made Jesus to be sin for us (who knew no sin) that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. This verse says He made us righteous. If our righteousness is just an expression, and is not real, then Jesus becoming sin is not real. If us taking righteousness on us is not real then Jesus taking the sin on him was not real… The truth is, He became sin without doing sin and we become righteous without doing righteousness. When He became sin He took upon himself our curse, when we become righteous we took upon ourselves His blessings. Jesus was not cursed because He deserved it we are not blessed because we deserve it…
Blessed by Inheritance of Righteousness
Beloved, we are the righteousness of God in Christ and too blessed to be stressed because Jesus qualified us to be blessed. It is our inheritance in Him through the blessing promised to the seed of Abraham, that we would receive this blessing by faith. Receive today God’s abundant provision of grace through the gift of righteousness Jesus qualified you to have, by not speaking what is but what is suppose to be!