Friday, May 13, 2016
Righteously Receive God’s Favor! by Joseph Prince
For He hath made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV
Righteously Receive God’s Favor!
I sometimes get asked this question: “Pastor Prince, how can I, who did no right, be made righteous?”
I always answer this question with another question: How could Jesus, who knew no sin, become sin on the cross for us?
You see, Jesus had no sin of His own, but He took upon Himself all of humanity’s sins. Similarly, you and I had no righteousness of our own, but on that cross, Jesus took upon Himself all our sins, past, present and future, and in exchange, gave us His perfect, everlasting righteousness.
Now, is this righteousness that we have received a result of our own works or His work? It is clear that our righteousness is a result of His work and we can only receive His righteousness through His unmerited favor!
Beloved, because Jesus has paid so dearly for you to have His own righteousness, you can cease from your own efforts to be righteous in God’s eyes to earn His favor. See yourself the righteousness of God in Christ and expect the blessings of the righteous to manifest in your life!