Friday, July 12, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 12 July 2019

Righteousness By Faith

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:7-9)

Today’s Morsel:  The only way that we will ever learn to do what is right is to put our trust and confidence in Christ.  Then and only then will we see to do what is right, learn what to do is right, and live what is right. True faith isn’t built only by hearing the word of God, it is built by doing what it says.  You don’t develop righteousness by wrong, you develop righteousness by doing what it right.  The righteousness of God is by faith.  As Paul admonished the church at Rome, “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:6-10) No man can be justified without righteousness nor without faith; for this is God’s plan, and He will not depart from it.

Sing:  To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus; on earth I long to be like Him.  All through life’s journey, from earth to Glory, I only ask, to be like Him.

Thought For Today: The righteousness which is of God is by faith.

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