Righteousness of God

What are you looking for help with today? Are you in need of a boost in your faith? Do you need to be reminded of your salvation? Do you remember God’s righteousness is your righteousness?

We need to be reminded from time-to-time of who we are—Whose we are. We are inundated with the world’s message. We hear repeatedly we don’t meet the standard, we need to look out for ourselves, no one loves us, we are worthless.

We are told we must lose weight, make ourselves prettier, dress in the latest fashion, be better than someone else and let everyone know it. The world looks at the outside and makes a judgment. We fall prey to the world’s attitudes, messages, and desires.

God presents a better way. His plan comes through Jesus Christ. The good news, gospel, is that we are loved, and Jesus died so that we may be saved and spend eternity with Him. Our salvation has already been purchased. We don’t need to follow the world’s way; we are to follow Jesus’ way.

By accepting God’s gift of salvation, accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are made righteous through our faith in Him. No, that doesn’t mean we are perfect. It does mean that God doesn’t judge us by the world’s standard but by looking at us through the lens of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.

Once we accept Him, we are called to live by faith. Not blind faith, but the faith that trusts in God’s promises. We learn of God’s promises being fulfilled throughout the Bible and can trust His promises for the future will be fulfilled. Let’s all remember we are righteous in God’s sight, and we can trust Him at His Word.

I pray we all accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. I pray we are reminded that we are righteous in Him. I pray each one of us lives by faith, trusting in God’s promises. Remember the good news. Know that you have salvation. Know that you are righteous. Trust God’s promises. Live by faith.

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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