Righteousness – The Best Gift
By a gift of grace, God has made us righteous.
2 Corinthians 5:21. “God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Not 50% righteous; not 75% righteous; not 90% righteous, but 100% righteous. This gift comes from God. Philippians 3:9, “the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.” We need to understand that Jesus did it all. He took all our sin. That is what salvation means. We are pure – 100% pure. Can we accept this truth? This is not a fact to become proud about because we didn’t deserve it or earn it. It is a gift. Nevertheless, it is still a truth that we need to receive and accept by faith. In God’s eyes we are holy and blameless. It is the spiritual blessing of Ephesians 1:4. We now have the right to enter the Holiest of Holies in heaven because of what Jesus did for us. Thank you Lord for loving us so much that you would give us this gift of eternal life.