Jesus, Our Righteousness! 2
“God presented Him as an atoning sacrifice through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance, He had passed over the sins committed beforehand.” Romans 3:25
God’s forgiveness towards us is absolute. He holds nothing back. He has said He does not remember; He doesn’t count sins against us. He has forgiven us all trespasses (past tense). He is clearly saying that never again will sin be an issue in coming to Him. As many persons who have received Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior and have expressed faith in His blood to cleanse from sins, they have forgiven sins as a possession.
As a believer, we must consciously renew our minds with this and allow our thoughts to dwell much on this gift of God’s forgiveness above all else. Our mind can only think of the good things for us when we allow God’s way of doing the remission to take precedence over ours. We have to let go and trust God to do the work of reconciliation. We have to believe that he is the one who can forgive us.
Psalm 86:5 says, “For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You.”
However, we have to agree that God has forgiven us. Instead of ruminating on your failure, sins, or errors, glorify God by talking about what His Son has done. Let that be your rejoicing, and you will see how much more your fellowship with the Father will blossom. Say: I have forgiveness of sins as a gift. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. God does not count sins against me. He sees me as forgiven, righteous, and freely washed from all sins.
The righteousness of God is beyond every effort you try to put in to ensure that you appear holy before God. The righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ is through grace and not your effort. Therefore, don’t look down on yourself for your past. Instead, look up and ask God for forgiveness for what you did wrong. He knows how much we need him, and He has given His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice to break free from the chains of sin.1 Corinthians 1:30 says, “It is because of Him (God) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.”
1. Father, I thank you for the gift of forgiveness of sins.
2. I ask that much more than ever before, I see all that Christ has done and walk in the light of it; never again will I allow the devil to defeat me by the sin of unconsciousness in Jesus name.