24th October 20223
Grace for you today !
Christ in me – God’s set time for my glory !
“And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”
Luke 19:5-7 NKJV
Each one has his/ her own standard as to what is right and what is wrong. But, the deceitfulness of the heart is that man sets a bar according to his own standard & convenience, so that he will ultimately escape the criticism & the judgemental views of others.
Going further, the law of Moses will locate the guilty only when the act is committed. So, according to that standard, the one who fantasies & commits sin at level of his mind goes totally scot free.
What then is the true standard of Righteousness according to God ?
Romans 3:21-24 gives us the answer. The righteousness of God is not found in the law but in the person of Jesus Christ. This is also witnessed by the Law and the Prophets.
God accepts people as right with Himself on account of Jesus because Jesus Christ alone did what God wanted according to His perfect standard. Therefore, God accepts every person who believes in Jesus Christ. It is the same standard both for the Jews and the Non-Jews.
All people have done wrong things. Nobody can be good or great, according to the standard that God wanted. But, because of God’s love for the whole human race, He sent His Son Jesus who paid for our sins so that we might become righteous and have everlasting life. This is God’s gift to us!
Everyone who accepts His gift of Righteousness is a righteous person in the sight of God, no matter what he has done.
Every person who receives this gift and confesses that he is the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, experiences transformation and exceeds even the standard of the law & it’s demands. This is exactly what happened with Zacchaeus and it shall be so to every one believes in Jesus and confesses in His righteousness! Amen 🙏
Grace Revolution Gospel Church