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Good Morning RBC Family –
“The Lord our Righteousness.”
This morning our devotionalist has brought into our minds the sweet and wonderful thought that we have been counted righteous in Christ.
As Christians we still sin and fall daily. And perhaps if you haven’t already this morning we are sure to encounter this sin today. Though we have been called to righteousness the nature of our own hearts is still inclined to sin and that can weigh on the heart, soul, and mind heavily. And if this was truly the end of our condition then we would walk with heads hung low, in response to our inability to do good in the sight of God. But as Christians our condition ends with the righteousness of Christ that covers all our sins.
We are reminded that God does not look at us and see our sin, rather He sees the righteousness of Christ which is perfect. Rejoice this morning christian, be of good cheer, for you have been clothed in robes of righteousness. Do not waste another minute wallowing over your sin in guilt, but rather rejoice in what the Lord has done, for He has made you perfect!
This evening our devotional sets our minds on the only right response to our morning meditation, that we might faithfully run the race that has been set before us to the glory of God.
1)Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2)looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(Heb 12:1-2)
The world likes to make life about many different races and there can seem to be many different runners all around us who are sure to finish before us. But Christian our race is sure in Christ and a very different race all together. “And by His grace we shall outrun the strongest runner who chooses any other path.”
Praise God this evening for the life of good works He has set before you and run joyfully with endurance to the prize of glory that awaits each one of us in heaven. God bless.