Verse of the day
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything but faith which is working by love.
Christ is the basis for our redemption. He paid the complete price. Hence, there’s nothing that can be added to what He has done to make us righteous except to have faith in His finished work. We cannot buy righteousness with our works and efforts. Our efforts to do additional things in order to be righteous would appear to belittle the work of Jesus. Christ is enough.
However, faith in Christ’s finished work is active and not passive. It works. God’s Spirit when active in us yields results of righteousness; His own righteousness which can never be achieved through by making promises and resolutions to turn a new leaf, by striving, or trying. All these will lead to failure and disappointment which would only enhance guilt and condemnation.
Having this faith means that you believe and have received all that Christ grants us access to in the Father, including His righteousness, peace, and joy. It means that you believe the word of God which says that you are the righteousness of God in Christ. You believe that you’re in right standing with God even as Jesus is and therefore, no one can condemn you.
References: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Dad, I receive the knowledge that I am the righteousness of God in Christ and therefore have no condemnation. I choose this day to live out this life of freedom from sin and condemnation, and liberty to live for You.
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