(The God-Kind Of Life Is In You)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 5:21
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Pastor, why do some Christians act differently from others?” Fiona asked, “I mean, some say that they’re Christians but still act as though they belong in the world.”
“Well Fiona,” her Pastor responded, “Some Christians are still growing, and you should be patient with them. When a child is born, that child is characteristically human, but he starts building and developing his innate human characteristics through knowledge and information. In the same way, a child of God needs to grow and mature in the knowledge of God, though they’re the righteousness of God in Christ.”
Being born again, you have the nature and life of God; righteousness has become the character of your spirit. The ability to be right, and to do right—the ability to perform righteousness—is inherent in your spirit. You’re now required to live that life of righteousness from inside out; you’re to live out that rightness that God has given you!
To do this, you need to become skilful in the doctrine of righteousness. Hebrews 5:13 says, “For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.” A child who is not taught to walk, may never walk; not because he doesn’t have the ability to walk, but because he was never taught. Likewise, for you to become thoroughly established in the doctrine of righteousness, you must be taught the Word. In Church, apart from fellowship and all the other beautiful things that take place, you’re taught how to live the life of righteousness, which you’ve received in Christ Jesus. You’re instructed, through the Scriptures, how to live out the righteousness of God that’s in your spirit. As you live out that righteousness, many will witness the perfection and inner-beauty of divinity in you; God’s nature of rightness, excellence, and perfection will be manifested in you.
Romans 5:17; Romans 3:21-22
Dear Father, I thank you for the life of righteousness which you’ve given me in Christ Jesus; that righteousness has brought perfection and excellence into my life, enabling me to live and do right, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 7, Jeremiah 50-51
1 Peter 4:1-19, Ezekiel 38
Memorise and meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:21.
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