Morning Message of Motivation – The New Testament 14

Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 14
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Righteousness is one of the greatest provisions of the New Testament. Righteousness is defined as having a right standing with God.
It is simply having a right relationship with God.
God is the only person qualified to determine who has a right relationship with Him.
Righteousness is determined by how God sees a person.
Colossians 1:22 NIV
“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—”
If God sees you as righteous then you are righteous.
God has a way to make people righteous before Him, without depending on their good deeds.
Romans 4:6 NIV
“David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:”
God can credit righteousness to a person, irrespective of the persons deeds.
Abraham was the first person to benefit from this divine favour.
Romans 4:3 NIV
“What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Abraham did not become righteous because of his good deeds.
Abraham became righteous or (Right in the sight of God) because he believed God.
God credited his faith to him as righteousness.
Abraham’s faith brought him into a right standing with God.
Romans 4:5 NIV
“However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.”
This process of obtaining righteousness through faith is available to everyone, who believes in Jesus.
Romans 10:10 NKJV
“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
The Jews failed because they rejected God’s pathway to obtain righteousness.
Romans 10:3 NKJV
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.”
You are right in the sight of God when you believe and trust Him.
You are blessed.
The Lord is not counting your sins against you.
May the door of great favour be opened to you, in Jesus name.

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