My Father’s Eyes
April 11, 2015
Stand Still and SEE
April 13, 2015
My Father’s Eyes
April 11, 2015
Stand Still and SEE
April 13, 2015

The God of Our Righteousness

Jack at the Alamo

Jack at the Alamo

 

God is our righteousness. Even David had a sense that God had to be the righteousness because working for it just didn’t seem to work. In the Old Covenant, obeying the law was your works of righteousness. Not so in the New Covenant.

“ANSWER ME when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)!” (Psalm 4:1 AMP). The Amplified Bible amplifies the meaning here of righteousness. It is right standing with God. Our righteousness is not something we do but a gift we receive by grace through faith. We couldn’t make our standing right with God no matter how well we obeyed. Jesus had to step in and fulfill all righteousness that we might be made righteous through Him.

If Jesus is our righteousness, He said He finished His work on the cross. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). He is the God of our righteousness. It’s a gift of His grace.