Getting promoted from guilt to righteousness 01-24-17

(CLICK THE TILE) Good morning and praise God for the wonders of life He bestows on us daily. The message today comes from a conversation I had this past Sunday with a group of people about life and its circumstances. Let it bless your spirit.

Today’s Prayer

Father, sometimes Your Spirit speaks to us in quiet ways, in a “still small voice,” so easily missed while the TV is blaring, the telephone is ringing, and electronic games are all pulling us in a dozen different directions. Quiet us down, Lord so that we in turn may be a quieting influence in our families and so that we as a family may hear You more clearly and be more sensitive to the leading of Your Spirit in this year ahead. We ask this and all things in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Getting promoted from guilt to righteousness

Romans 4:5

But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.

As I was discussing with my group of people on Sunday, Justification is God’s act whereby He declares those who have trusted in Christ to be as righteous as His Son is righteous. Salvation is not based on our works. Do you know what God sees when He looks at us Christians today? He sees Jesus Christ. You may be thinking, “That’s a pretty arrogant statement, Glenn.”  No, it’s not. It’s the Bible. “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” (1 Corinthians 1:30). He only sees the righteousness of His Son.

Justification is more than just a pardon, it is a promotion. God doesn’t just forgive our sins, He makes us righteous. Only God can take someone who is guilty and give that person righteousness. It is the saving work of God. What is the basis of our justification? It’s His grace and mercy. So as you go through your day, continue to praise Him for being God and His not needing to answer to anyone.

Quote of the Day

God has cast our confessed sins into the depths of the sea, and He’s even put a ‘No Fishing’ sign over the spot. 

Dwight L Moody





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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