What Are You Wearing Today?
… and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by fait. Philippians 3:9
A woman worked as a maid in the house of a mean innkeeper. One day God saved her and she could not hide her happiness. What used to be drudgery turned into joy. The innkeeper was furious and began to belittle her. He hated her for being happy.
Finally, he said to her, “You say you’re saved and I can see your happiness. Can you tell me what being saved means?”
And she said, “To me, it feels as though I am standing in Jesus’ shoes, and He is standing in mine.” A theologian couldn’t have said it better.
2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him …”
When God looks at me, He sees me as righteous as Jesus Christ. Not because of my righteousness! You say, “Who do you think you are?” A Christian, that’s who. Born again, cleansed by His blood. Philippians 3:9 — “Not having my own righteousness, which is by the law, but the righteousness which is through Jesus Christ…by faith.”
That’s what Christianity is all about. When we see the bankruptcy of our old self—not just our sinful things, but even our “good” things—we lay them all aside, that we might gain Him. How do you gain Christ? By faith. You believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you come to realize that in Jesus you are now clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and you’ve been “made the righteousness of God”? It is the gift of God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
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Adrian Rogers wrote: “Many people who have studied the Bible have commented to me, ‘I want to be like those heroes and heroines in the Bible. They weren’t like me, all upset and emotional, going up and down’ Really? The fact is: the Bible paints a candid picture of its greatest men and women and all they suffered as flesh-and-blood human beings. They contended with and grappled with all kinds of emotions, healthy and unhealthy.” And all of us do to one degree or another. Aware persons will realize that negative emotions plague them. Rogers delves into guilt, fear, insecurity, frustration, bewilderment, doubt, inferiority, loneliness, stress, bitterness, and depression. Using case studies from the Bible and sound principles of psychology, Dr. Rogers explains how we can master these emotions and turn them around for our benefit.