Righteousness And Life…
Through The Gospel
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith…”
From our opening verse we observe that first, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is, the Word of God concerning Jesus Christ, and the salvation that He brought, is the power of God to save men. His power, to bring those who believe out of sin, into the life of righteousness, is encapsulated in the Gospel of His grace. Secondly, His righteousness is also revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Meaning that, there’s no other way to learn about, receive or understand the righteousness of God outside the Gospel.
Then in 2 Timothy 1:10, the Apostle Paul shares another beautiful thought: through the Gospel, life and immortality have been brought to light. What kind of life is he referring to? It’s the God-type of life; the life that makes men sons of God: “…and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).
This is the overcoming life that makes us superior to Satan, darkness, disease, sickness, failure, defeat, and death; it’s a life that’s not subject to poverty. This transcendent life, along with the gift of righteousness, was delivered to us in Christ, through the Gospel.
The transcendent life of God and the supernatural effect of His righteousness are working vitally in my spirit, soul, and body! In every area of my life, I experience growth, development, progress, deliverance, prosperity, and health because of I’m walking in the reality of who I am in Christ, taking full advantage of His grace and awesome presence in my life. Glory to God!
1 Timothy 1:10; Proverbs 4:20-22
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 5:1-6:2; Proverbs 18-19
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 21:20-28; 1 Samuel 25