Living Out His Righteousness
Living Out His
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
(2 Corinthians 5:21).
Being born again, you have the nature and life of God; righteousness has become the character of your spirit. The ability to be right, and to do right—the ability to perform righteousness—is inherent in your spirit. You’re now required to live that life of righteousness from inside out; you’re to live out that character; the nature of rightness that God has given you! He wants it formed in you, and evident on the outside.
It’s like when a child is born; that child is characteristically human; but he starts building and developing his innate human characteristics through knowledge and information. In the same way, as a child of God, though you’re the righteousness of God, you need to grow and mature in the knowledge of God. You need to become skilful in the doctrine of righteousness. Hebrews 5:13 says, “For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.” A child who is not taught to walk, may never walk; not because he doesn’t have the ability to walk, but because he was never taught.
Likewise, for you to become thoroughly established in the doctrine of righteousness, you must be taught the Word. You must be a committed member in a local Church. In Church, apart from fellowship, and all the other beautiful things that take place, you’re taught how to live the life of righteousness which you’ve received in Christ Jesus. You’re instructed, through the Scriptures, how to live out the righteousness of God that’s in your spirit.
As you live out that righteousness, many will witness the perfectio and inner-beauty of divinity in you; God’s nature ofrightness, excellence, and perfection will be manifested in you.
I thank you for the life of righteousness which you’ve given me in Christ Jesus; that righteousness has brought perfection and excellence into my life, enabling me to live and do right, to the glory of Christ who lives in me,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 5:17; Romans 3:21-22
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 6:3-7:1; Proverbs 20-21
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 21:29-38; 1 Samuel 26