Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Credited to our Account

Lately, while listening to my favourite radio host, he spoke of the righteousness of Christ being credited to our account. I had never really given that much thought except to consider that I would be covered by the righteousness of Christ instead of my sin....but what does that really mean?

If 2000 years ago, Jesus had just come to this earth as a mature adult, established himself as God and that same day, died on the cross to pay for our sins, as christians, we would have indeed been found not guilty, but we would still have just had a blank slate, which of course, would have been far better than the filthy slate we presently have.

But because Jesus, the man/God, was born and raised among us... because he was tempted in every way we are yet was without sin.... because he obeyed the Law in thought, word and deed, not breaking it at any point...all of his obedience which resulted in His perfect righteousness can now be credited to our account. Think about it, our slate won't be blank, but will have all of HIS credits on it! God won't just say that we're forgiven; He'll say that we're not guilty. It will be as if we had lived that same righteous life Jesus did. Wow!! That is imputed righteousness and that is truly amazing grace!!

Look at Romans 8:3-4 "For what the law was powerless to do (in that it couldn't save us) in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, (because we can't keep it perfectly) God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be FULLY MET IN US, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit."    Christ'sRighteousness

What a kind God we serve!!! Not only did Jesus take our punishment and pay our fine, but he gives us His perfect righteousness. How great and merciful is our God!!

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