What does it mean to be righteous? Righteousness means being in right standing with God. Sometimes, it’s easy to think that our own actions can make us righteous. We think that if we do the right things, if we say the right things, if we think the right things, if we are “good enough,” then we can earn God’s acceptance. But righteousness isn’t about what we do; it’s about receiving what Jesus already did. See, we can never be “good enough” on our own. But because “God loved the world so much, He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Jesus already paid the price for our sin and shame so that we could boldly approach God’s throne of Grace.
Today, know that God loves you with an everlasting love. He doesn’t want to see you living in brokenness, sin, pain or addiction. He wants you to be free in Him and living the overcoming life. He wants to have a personal relationship with you. Romans 10:9-10 tells us that having a personal relationship with God the Father and receiving eternal life begins by believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus died for your sins and was raised from the dead. Receiving Him as your Lord and Savior is the beginning of truly living!
If you’ve never given your life to Jesus, I invite you to pray this simple prayer from your heart: Dear God, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I believe You sent Your only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for me to pay the price for my sins and that He rose again. Come into my life and make me new. I receive You as my Lord and Savior in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Did you pray this prayer for the first time?
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21, NKJV)