Do you know that YOU can be blessed as a righteous person, today?
The bible is full of promises that good people will be blessed by God.
And the Bible also shows us how to become perfect!
God’s Word says, “Blessings crown the head of the righteous”.
Proverbs 10:6a NIV
So how do we become righteous?
Is it by trying harder to be a good person?
Is it by fighting with all your power against temptation?
Is it by punishing yourself for wrongs that you’ve done?
Friend, even if you do all these things, you will never be good enough for God to bless you.
Jesus himself said, “You must be perfect – just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Matthew 5:48 GNT
Do you think you can be PERFECT, like God?
No. Of course not.
So, if you cannot be perfect… how can you expect to be blessed?
The only way you can be blessed is by a miracle… and that miracle is GRACE.
Grace, the favour of God that you do not earn, gives you PERFECT righteousness through Jesus!
It is a GIFT you receive, not a work you do.
“He [God] made the One [Jesus] who knew no sin to become a sin offering on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 TLV
Friend, when Jesus died on the cross for you, he took your sins and in exchange gave you HIS righteousness as a free GIFT.
When you reach out to RECEIVE it, you are using your faith to become just as RIGHTEOUS as Jesus…
In fact, “as He is, so are we in this world” – perfectly righteous in God’s eyes!
1 John 4:17b NKJV
That’s how you become perfect – by receiving the righteousness of Jesus!
Dear friend, say this aloud:
“I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”.
Say it again, and say it loud:
I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS!
That’s how you exercise faith, to receive the grace of God.
And that’s how you become righteous, ready to receive the blessings promised to righteous people!