Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
How long can you be perfect? OK, that is a hard one, how about this. How long can you be really good? How long can you live without any sin in your life at all? Could you live that way for a year? You probably could not. How about a month? That is only thirty days (for an average month). Is this still too long? Ok, can you go for a week. Just seven little twenty-four-hour days. Do you think you can handle that? NO, then how about one twenty-four-hour day? Just one day. You mean you think this is still too long to live without any sin at all. How about one hour? Sixty minutes. Too many minutes you say. How about one minute? Only sixty seconds. OK, by now I think we all begin to get the picture that living with no sin entering our life at all is a difficult task.
Now let’s compare that with Jesus who lived a completely sinless life. In addition, His righteousness, or sinless perfection is forever. FOREVER! Wow! Now here is the really great news. We can be seen as righteous by God. We all know by now we cannot be perfect, not even for a minute. Nonetheless, we can be placed into Jesus and be found in His righteousness. We then can be presented to God the Father as His Son’s bride in sinless perfection. This is the only way God will ever see us as righteous. How and when does that happen? It happens at the moment that we acknowledge our sinfulness and accept that the work Jesus did on Calvary paid the price for that sin. When we humbly ask Him to forgive us and make Him our Lord and Saviour. He then resides in us, and we in Him. Residing in Him then clothes us in His righteousness.
The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 1:16. “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” We should be live holy because He who called us and saved us from our sinfulness is holy. Simply, if we are made to appear righteous because we are in Him who is righteous, we should live our lives the best way we know how to be a testimony of this righteousness we have been given.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 23, 24 / Psalm 119:129-144 / Proverbs 1 / Hebrews 11
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 1-3 / John 9:24-41
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director