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God's Gift of Righteousness
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
One of the most crucial truths we are to carry in our hearts as Believers concerns our standing with God. Righteousness is really one of the most important, if not the most important principle of our faith. Righteousness is the tool that guarantees that you are in right standing with God and have the right to receive divine health, financial prosperity, soundness in your relationships, and peace of mind. The word for “righteousness” in the Greek means purity, just, innocent, free, and correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting. You must trust God to cause you to think, feel, and act “correctly” or in line with what God has said about you in terms of your purity before Him. God has given you the gift of righteousness according to today’s Scripture. This righteousness has nothing to do with your performance. This righteousness is solely the byproduct of the death of Jesus on the cross. When you know that you are righteous, you will be established in God’s love for you and eagerly expect to receive from Him regardless of how you may feel that you have fallen short. Being conscious of righteousness does not make people want to sin but to act and walk in that righteousness. Romans 5:21 takes it a step further and explains that being conscious of your righteousness will cause you to tap into God’s unlimited supply through grace. In essence, you will be able to access everything God has supplied for you in His grace because you know that you are righteous and in right standing with God. Don’t let this precious gift of righteousness that God has purchased and paid a high price for through His own Son’s blood go to waste. Receive it regardless of what you have done or do and tap into every blessing that God desires to give you!
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