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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Righteous Living

When Jesus enters my life, righteousness comes to me because he is the fulfillment of the Law.

“There is no one righteous, not even one;… there is no one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:9b-10, 12b,).

Despite all the Pharisees’ efforts, no one—not one soul—had managed to keep the Law of God … because the Law was not given to make us righteous.

The Bible says the Law was given to show us our sin.

No one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin (Romans 3:20 NIV).

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew 5:17).

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21, NIV).

So when I have Jesus Christ living in me, I have righteousness living in me, and flowing out from me.

In Romans 5, verse 17 (NIV), the Apostle Paul says:those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”

Be wise today and always - accept God's gift and allow Christ to change your life.