Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV); 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.
The Christian who understands the imputed righteousness of God upon their lives can never refuse to forgive another person.
He who knows that he has been forgiven much will love much. This is not only the love he will have for God but love for his fellow brethren.
If you understand that God does not count your sins upon you; that He does not condemn you; that He considers you guiltless, you cease to be a judgmental- finger-pointing moral policeman.
Surely, the Christian brother on social media painting it black with another man’s mistake has forgotten that he too has been forgiven much. The Christian sister making her rounds in the gossip circles spreading rumours about another has conveniently forgotten that she has been forgiven much.
Because of the imputed righteousness of God, you must live as one who has learned compassion; one who has been loved thereby risking to love another too. As one who has been so greatly pardoned, you must forgive your brother and gladly obey the law of love.
This is what the imputed righteousness of Christ does. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 4:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: The Christian who understands the imputed righteousness of God upon their lives can never refuse to forgive another person. He who knows that he has been forgiven much will love much.
PRAYER: Abba Father, I thank You for this Word. You have loved me with an unconditional love and shown me the paths of mercy. Because I am forgiven, I choose to forgive. Because I am loved, I choose to love. I choose to see another’s point of view, to cover my brethren and never to expose them to ridicule because love rules my day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.