Someone may think, “I know I’m the righteousness of God but that aside, I also want to try my best to live right by my own effort. Through that way, God will be perceive me as a serious Christian.”

Firstly, you need to realize that nothing can make you more righteous or less righteous. Christ in his wholeness is your righteousness.

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV

There’s nothing that can change that (Not even your right or wrong actions).

Secondly, God sees you in Christ. He doesn’t see you based on your actions or inactions. He sees and identifies you as one who is in union with Christ.

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV

Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin [and your relationship to it broken], but alive to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:11 AMP

There’s no need trying to impress God by using your own ability to live right. The truth is that the righteousness we have of God is what enables us to live right. You don’t take your mind away from it and try to live right by your strength. The actions you’ll produce by your own efforts will be dead works. God is not pleased by that.

Good works that pleasing to the Father are those we do recognizing who we are in Christ. When we realized that we are righteous in Christ, we’ll live right. And this right living will simply  be the outworkings of the life of God in us.

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13 KJV

Being Righteous and expressing right actions are not against each other. When you realize that God has made you righteous, expressing right actions is the fruit of it.

You’re deeply loved!

Sandy Amponsah


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