We have a running joke in our house about changes in character associated with knowing that you have been made righteous.
When I understood and believed that I was righteous it had a profound change in what I thought and did; it changed my character and actions in a significant way.
When I did and said things I hadn’t before my family would say, “Oh yes, he’s righteous”.
This morning our daughter was up really early (she does not normally do this) so I commented, “Oh, did she realise she is righteous?”
This may be a running joke in our house but it is also the truth!
We read in the Word that in order to sin less (or change your character and actions) you must realise that you are righteous (1 Corinthians 15 v 34).
(Please note – I am reading this in the King James Version, there are some versions that miss out the “and sin not” part).
Understanding this truth, or renewing your mind to this truth will see you being transformed (Romans 12 v 2).
The key to positive change in our lives is to understand who we are in Christ and what we have through His finished work.
The key is not to try and strive and work for change.
We are transformed (or changed) by the renewing of our mind (by understanding who we are and what we have).
Grace and not law (being told to do this or that, and stop doing this and that) is what you require for change in your life.
Grace equals the Gospel which equals Jesus; it is an understanding of the Gospel, the finished work of Jesus Christ, that will bring positive change in your life.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, and for the truths of the finished work of Jesus Christ held within”.
1 Corinthians 15 v 34…..Awake to righteousness and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame