I was talking with a friend yesterday and she was telling me how much of an encouragement Isaiah 51 had been to her recently.
We read it together and I have to say I loved the way that righteousness and salvation were linked.
In this prophetic word God is telling the people that His righteousness and His salvation are coming (Isaiah 51 v 5).
He says that even when the earth passes away His salvation and His righteousness will not (Isaiah 51 v 6).
We are fortunate in that we are living in the days, the new covenant, when His righteousness and salvation are here.
All men can be saved and made righteous as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
We are saved and made righteous at the same time as we believe and trust in Jesus and His finished work.
This salvation and this righteousness will never pas away and never be removed, once saved we a resaved and once righteous we are righteous.
What a wonderful truth!
Praise the Lord that we live under the New Covenant and benefit from this.
If you are saved, trusted and believed in Jesus, you are also righteous; this is what we can read about in 2 Corinthians 5 verses 17 to 21.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus I have been saved and made righteous”.
Isaiah 51 v 6…..Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall live for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished