Authority and Righteousness

You are at the beach … you are famished … you find a restaurant … you rush in … and then, you see a sign!

No shirt

No shoes

NO SERVICE.

This message is clear!

To be accepted, you must be clothed according to the restaurant’s standard.

God also has a standard.  But He makes it possible for you to be acceptable to him at all times when he gives you ‘righteousness as (your) clothing’ (Job 29:14). The word ‘righteousness, in its simplest form, means ‘right’ and ‘just’. The word also means ‘acquitted, vindicated.’ You faith in Christ enables God to regard you as righteous.  He doesn’t see your sin any longer …. he sees you as clothed with the righteousness of Christ.  You are therefore, acceptable and properly dressed to ‘come and dine.’

If you have struggled with feeling unworthy to be called ‘the righteousness of God’ (2 Corinthians 5:21), realise that this ‘clothing’ you were/are given is like a uniform in that  ‘because it represents righteousness also carries authority.’

The Lord not only covered your past, but also gave you the authority over your future.  With the ‘Breastplate of Righteousness’ (Ephesians 6:14), God gave you power over sin.

As a child of God, you have the righteousness of God. You have power!

You are His Beloved!

Advertisements
Comments
5 Responses to “Authority and Righteousness”
  1. Modern Gypsy says:

    Nice, very thought provoking….

  2. jamiegall1930 says:

    You really do write beautifully within his messages.

  3. neebeep says:

    Lovely, as always Debra.

  4. neebeep says:

    Lovely, as always Debra!

I love hearing from you so, please consider “Commenting: this is a valuable part of my growth as a blogger and person :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
%d bloggers like this: