5/23 Gift of Righteousness

Rom 5:17 …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!

It is hard to appreciate this grace gift of righteousness. What good is righteousness? Why do you need it? It nice, but so what. However, it is, the most important thing in your life. You may not see how valuable a gift this is. This is not an overstatement. It is more important than family, a good heart or even oxygen.

Without righteousness no one will see God. This, we did not possess in practice, which is the first problem and our debt is such that we were defined as unrighteous. Without this gift we are guilty and damned. You can’t make the past right and we were unrighteous by nature, so without a gift from God we were doomed.

In his kindness. He made us an offer in his Son to clean our record, making us innocent. He has bestowed on you the righteousness of Christ by your trust in him. This is the only remedy to your dilemma. What a loving God you have.

What do you owe Him? Everything, is the answer. You are not yours but now His. This is for his service. Thank him for the gift and show Him that you see and appreciate it. Take up this charge and work for souls.


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