Sunday, April 23


Man cannot fly unaided nor can he stand justified before God unaided. A flying machine is necessary for man to fly and the righteousness of Jesus Christ is necessary for man to stand justified before God.
The righteousness required to stand justified before God does not come from anything that man can do (Romans 3:20, Galatians 2:16). Sinful man does not have the ability to perfectly obey the law of God which is the standard required for man to establish his own righteousness…. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21). Therefore, the righteousness required to stand before God comes through faith in Jesus Christ…. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, (Romans 3:22). By dying on the cross, Christ not only paid the penalty for the sins of those with saving faith, he provided the righteousness needed for them to stand justified before God…. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). Comparing Adam and Christ further, Paul goes on to say in verse 19…. “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” Amazing Grace!

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