I am becoming more and more captivated by righteousness through sanctification. A Christian’s journey begins by professing Jesus as Lord and Savior through faith, which makes him righteous. Your righteousness to sanctification starts as you live out your life in Jesus by faith. Today’s verse is about righteousness to salvation, but it can also speak to you about righteousness by sanctification. You become a Christian by faith, but you come to know and experience Jesus through each small step of faith. Every day you are faced with a multitude of decisions and situations which can cause you to trust God by faith or to trust yourself. Every time you trust God by faith “righteousness is credited to you,” because you have invited Jesus to take control of your life. Ephesians 4:24 describes this as, “To put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (NIV)
Allowing Jesus to take control allows Him to not only work in your life, but it also allows you to begin to know Him better. How much of Jesus you want in your life will depend on how much you are willing to trust Him. The wonderful thing about your life taking on righteousness is that it begins to multiply exponentially. Have you ever put together a thousand piece puzzle? In the
2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (NIV)
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