26th October 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ in me – God’s set time for my glory !
“Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Luke 18:9, 11, 13-14 NKJV
Righteousness is not how good I am in comparison with others. But, the righteousness of God is to find out how good and patient Jesus is with me.
On the other hand, we have come to discuss what’s right according to the righteousness of God than to find out what’s wrong with you.
The above summarises the teaching of Jesus in the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax collector concerning what is the true righteousness of God.
The righteousness of God in Christ Jesus brings a right balance in the swinging of the pendulum between the extremes of self righteousness and self condemnation which is typically found in every human being.
When you attribute all your achievements and goodness to His grace that works out His righteousness in you that has resulted in all these achievements and goodness, then you will surely say like Paul, “I am who I am by the grace of God “ ( 1 Corinthians 15:10).
On the other hand, when you perceive and believe that Jesus became sin with your sinfulness so that you might become righteous with His righteousness, you will surely say, “ There is now no condemnation because I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”.
My beloved, which direction is the pendulum swinging in your life?
The righteousness of God in Christ Jesus alone can establish you in peace and prosperity against all swinging moods in Jesus name! Amen 🙏
Grace Revolution Gospel Church