Did you know that as a believer, you have been made righteous in Christ?
You may not feel like it, but the scripture says that you were a sinner because of Adam's disobedience and you are made righteous because of Jesus' obedience.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
~ Romans 5:19
You were not a sinner because you sin. In the same way, you are not righteous because you do what is right. You are righteous in God's eyes not because of you, but because of what Jesus has done for you.
That my friend is God's gift of righteousness. Believe this truth together with His abundant grace and you'll surely reign in life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
~ Romans 5:17
So, how does it benefit you knowing that you are made righteous in Christ?
Well, I'll answer that question on the next blog post.