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Wednesday, April 22nd,2020;
SINCERITY WON’T WORK
(Sincerity Isn’t The Same As God’s Righteousness)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Romans 5:17 “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)”
◀️ LET’S TALK
In your walk with God, you have to understand that there’s a huge difference between sincerity and the free gift of righteousness. Sometimes, we think that God should look at our sincerity and bless us based on it, but it’s not so. No matter how sincere you are, it’ll never amount to righteousness. God doesn’t hear and answer your prayers because you’re sincere, but because you’re righteous; because of Jesus; and your righteousness is the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
. The Bible says, “Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life” (Romans 5:18). Righteousness is what gives you right standing in the presence of God. Your sincerity never gives you right standing before the Father. A whole lot of Christians pray and cry to God, pleading on the sincerity of their hearts, because they’re not aware of the truth of God’s Word. Never use your “sincerity” as a currency; that’s not what works; it’s your faith—your faith in His righteousness—that produces results.
Having been declared righteous, you have a right to be heard in the presence of God; you have peace with God (Romans 5:1). Never think of God as the One you need to “impress” with your good works, so He’ll accept you or do anything for you; Jesus already impressed Him in your behalf. So, when you plead your case before God, it shouldn’t be on the basis of your “performance” or self-righteousness. Rather, let it be on the basis of your right standing with Him in Christ Jesus.
🎯 Go Deeper
Romans 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for my spirit is enlightened through your Word. I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; therefore, I reign in life and exercise dominion over circumstances, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Luke 19:28-48, 1 Samuel 16-17
Mark 4:21-29, Leviticus 22
Spend time to meditate on the finished works of Jesus Christ, as regards your righteousness, today. Study these verses of scripture: Romans 3:21-28, Romans 5:17-21, and 2 Corinthians 5:21.