TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
16th August 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Romans 3:25-26(NKJV)
whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Another defining characteristic of this grace we have received is that it reveals the righteousness of God.
Romans 1:16-17 puts it wonderfully but let’s see what chapter 3 verse 25 says- it says God demonstrated His righteousness through the provision of Christ’s death on the cross.
Remember, we said that the cross is the highest demonstration, the highest level of expression of these things.
So if you talk about wisdom, you look at the cross, if you talk about power, go to the cross, if you talk about peace, go to the cross, if you talk about love, you go to the cross.
Friends, the believer’s life starts from the cross!
So Paul is saying that the purpose of the cross was to demonstrate His righteousness because in His forbearance, by His grace, He had passed over sins previously committed.
In other words, the scripture is saying that in the dying of Jesus on the cross, the righteousness of God was demonstrated.
This scripture makes us see that God is righteous in making you righteous.
Let that sink in.
God is just in making you who is undeserving, just.
It was an exchange, He became sin and took our place so that we could be made righteous and justified.
Oh thank God for the cross!
Because the cross happened, you have been made righteous.
Declare to yourself- I am the righteousness of God.
The righteousness of God is amplified in the knowledge that I have been made righteous.
-I believe in the good news of the gospel. That in the giving of Jesus, I am now a beneficiary of God’s grace.
-The gospel is the grace of God. I am thankful for the grace of God.
-I have come into a progressive revelation of all that the grace of God reveals.
-The cross is the proof of God’s love for me.
-The cross is the highest demonstration of the righteousness of God.
-Because the cross happened, I have been made righteous.
-God’s righteousness is amplified in His declaring me righteous.
-I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!
-Thank God for the cross.
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