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21 October 2016
GOD-TRACKING IS LIVING BY FAITH UNDER THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IN YOU
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Jesus is the blueprint of God for your life. The Bible says that we have all sinned and corrupted his perfect righteous image in which we were created. Even though God gave us the Law of Moses, it was rendered powerless in that it was weakened by the sinful nature. So, God sent his own Son, Jesus to reconcile us to himself. Because Jesus is God – God incarnate – he is and was sinless. Even so, God’s plan was to allow righteous Jesus to take the curse of sin when he died for us. You see, God imputed Jesus with your sin so that, by repentance and faith, you could be imputed with his righteousness. In Christ, you become the righteousness of God. Jesus in you is God’s original plan for your life.
Many people think they need to work hard to earn God’s favour, but this is impossible. God is so holy and righteous that we would need to become as he is in order to earn his favour. However, Jesus is already how God is, because Jesus is God in the flesh. Therefore, to become righteous, you and I need to intentionally repent of sin and then live by faith in God’s grace. The moment you truly repent of sin and admit your failings, you die to the old nature of sin. Then the moment you exercise faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus you put confidence in Christ and begin to live by his righteousness.
If you are in Christ you are a new creation, the old sinful life is gone and you have a new righteous life, in Christ. You were crucified with him when you confessed your sins and surrendered your life to God. It’s no longer the old you living in your body; it’s Christ living in you; and he is the righteousness of God! You see, the righteousness you now have in you is not your righteousness but it’s God’s righteousness in you.
Therefore, you can claim the benefits of the righteous. The Palms are packed with promises to the righteous:
“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favour as with a shield,” (Psalm 5:11)
“The eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous and his ears towards their cry,” (Psalm 34:15)
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles,” (Psalm 34:17)
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all,” (Psalm 34:19)
“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread,” (Psalm 37:25)
These are to mention but a few. However, we remind ourselves that we can only stand righteous before God, through Christ. That is, Jesus Christ is truly righteous and only by faith in his atoning death are we made righteous. Indeed, the righteous will live by faith!
God-tracking is living by faith under the benefits of God’s righteousness in you
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I’m made righteous by faith and so live daily by faith, claiming the benefits of the righteous as written in your Word
“O holy God, I admit that, in myself, I don’t have what it takes to be righteous. I admit and confess my sin to you. You are faithful and just to forgive and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank you for your grace and mercy and for forgiving me of all sin. I choose to die to my old self and commit my life to you, in Jesus’ name. By faith I now lay hold of your righteousness. I confess that Jesus became sin for me so that, in him, I might become righteous by your righteousness. Thank you for the promises you make to the righteous. I’m made righteous by faith and so live daily by faith, claiming the benefits of the righteous as written in your Word. Thank you for cleansing my sin and making me righteous, in Christ. Amen.”
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