DIG for Saturday the 23rd of January…..you are as righteous as God, yes you…..2 Corinthians 5 v 21

The truth held within 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 are some of the best-kept secrets in the church.

I say secrets, as I do not often hear them being preached.

I hear people being told to do this and do that, stop this and stop that, in order to become right before God.

The truth however is that if you have trusted in and believed upon Jesus and His finished work you have already been made right before God.

In fact you have been made as righteous as God (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).

This is an amazing truth and a truth that if you truly understand will change your life.

But I am still doing unrighteous acts, so how can I be righteous already you may ask.

Well, this is talking about the important part of you, the real part, the part that God sees when He looks at you.

God looks at the spirit part of you, the part that was alive to sin but became new when you were born again (2 Corinthians 5 v 17)

He looks at the part of you that was created in righteousness and true holiness at your point of salvation (Ephesians 4 v 24).

The truth is that the “real” part of you is already righteous, and is as righteous as God.

That is something to celebrate about this morning.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus I have already been made righteous”.

2 Corinthians 5 v 21…..For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him

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