Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 4:6-8(KJV); Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
THE PRIVILEGE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
The gift of imputed righteousness is a great and wondrous privilege we have been accorded as children of the Most High God.
David saw it for what it was and could not help but exclaim, “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
The entire Old Testament is full of the privileges of righteousness as described by David. He says, “The Lord knows the way of the righteous”( Psalms 1:6); “Thou Lord will bless the righteous, with favor will you compass him as with a shield”( Psalms 5:12); “God is in the generation of the righteous”( Psalms 14:5); “The lips of the righteous feed many;”(Proverbs 10:21); “A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again”(Proverbs 24:16).
Think about it.
David saw the true status of such a man; that he is favored by God; that he is a source of blessing for many; that he never stays down when he falls; that his steps are ordered by God.
David claimed the promises of the righteous man yet he only lived in the shadow of your experience.
In describing everything about a righteous man, he was only pointing us to what we now have in and by Christ.
Righteousness is not just a doctrine or a moral character but it is the life of men who have understood God.
Embrace righteousness. Live in the confidence of one who is holy before God, upon whom God does not impute sin. This is your portion and story.
Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 3:21-22
Righteousness is the life of men who have understood God. Embrace righteousness. Live in the confidence of one who is holy before God, upon whom God does not impute sin. This is your portion and story.
PRAYER: Loving Father, thank you for this Word. I am grateful for the gift of righteousness that you have imputed upon me. I receive it Lord and embrace it as my very nature. I am holy and blameless before you. You have stamped my every action with approval; I am right when I heal the sick; right when I choose to change the state of my nation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.