If righteousness ( my living relationship with God) comes through keeping the law , then Christ died in vain!

10th June 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ My Exalting Glory!

‭‭ “[Therefore, I do not treat God’s gracious gift as something of minor importance and defeat its very purpose]; I do not set aside and invalidate and frustrate and nullify the grace (unmerited favor) of God. For if justification (righteousness, acquittal from guilt) comes through [observing the ritual of] the Law, then Christ (the Messiah) died groundlessly and to no purpose and in vain. [His death was then wholly superfluous.]”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:21‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

‘Righteousness of God’ in simple words could be understood as ‘Right standing with God’. The Message version defines ‘Righteousness of God’ as a ‘Living relationship with God’ ( “..If living relationship with God could come by rule-keeping, then Christ died unnecessarily “)

How true ! For example, Can a relationship between a husband and wife be established by rules set by them? What are the marriage vows that they exchange at the time of marriage? Is it not that each one commits to love the other unconditionally till death parts them ?

So also, Christ through His death at the cross established an everlasting relationship between man and God . ( “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ) Hallelujah!

Yes my beloved, Jesus died for you and me and rose from the dead, never to die so that you and I can be the delight of His love eternally 🥲.This is the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus !

So when I say, “I am the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”, I mean to say, “ I am in living relationship with God in Christ Jesus”.
Amen 🙏

Praise Jesus!
Grace Revolution Gospel Church

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