Thursday, January 11, 2018

His righteousness

He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God. ~ Isaiah 53:4 (CEV)

Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 (GNT)

KEY IDEA:
Jesus' great sacrifice resets our relationship with God.
PRAYER:
Thank you, gracious Father, for sending Jesus to be the go-between that fixes our relationship. It was never a problem on your end, but we were doing our own thing. And I confess that I still, too often, do my own thing and function in my own way. So I am replying on the righteousness of Jesus that forms the basis of our relationship. My goal is to let that righteousness remake me so that I become very Jesus-like. Amen.