Righteous

Posted on Posted in Faith, Grace

                                                        … or not?

 
Much too often the reality of righteousness,
… and what it means to be righteous,
is linked with sin and made subject to being sinless,
when in fact, righteousness has nothing to do with sin.

      The reality of becoming righteous
      … lies not in what you do or do not do,
      but in the reality of what Jesus did!

Jesus did not become sin by sinning
… but as a sinless offering took our sin on Himself,
In the same way therefore,
… we do not become righteous by trying to do righteous deeds,
BUT…
because of Jesus’ righteous act on the cross,
we become righteous by receiving His righteousness.

Sure …
      we need to do something about sin,
      … but it is not trying to stop sinning,
      for that is not possible for man!

So also …
      we need to do something about righteousness,
      … and that is not by trying to stop sinning,
      neither is it about trying to live right,
      … but simply by receiving what Jesus has already done for us.

      For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
      that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
      2 Corinthians 5:21