“That I may be found in Him, not having any righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the law’s demands (my personal performance) but possessing a right standing with God, which comes from God.”
Philippians 3:9 (AMP)
DECEMBER 27 - Trim since a young girl, her long, silky blond hair caught the attention of onlookers of all ages. Playing the piano with confident expertise, her father owned a large moving company so fashionable clothes, the latest cars, and frequent trips came without thought. Hovering about her as she dropped into church on Sunday morning to fill in for the regular pianist, her performance went without a hitch—every note played to perfection, not a sour note in any of the seven hymns. Yet, no one had ever heard her testimony. Had she truly followed Christ? Was she in right standing with Him after all?
Our right standing with God lies within the act of Jesus on the cross two thousand years ago. Don’t believe that you can achieve righteousness of your own merit. If that is true, Jesus died in vain. Never diminish the power of the cross by attempting to stand before God righteously based upon your good performance. Remember, in the eyes of God, all of our righteousness is as filthy rags.
Father, I thank You that I have right standing with You. You declare that I am the righteousness. I live in obedience to Your Word, and I enjoy the rewards of being righteous.
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This post was written by admin on December 27, 2009