Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Faithfulness & Righteousness

Not enough time yesterday in Monday Meditations to say all I am pondering about righteousness and future grace:
the righteousness of Christ, man's imperfect righteousness, righteous acts, sanctification, justification, law and grace, dull mirrors, virtue, love, reflecting the beauty of God and how all shall know us by  our love, Sunday's sermon on love in the local church; 
and, of course, pondering this is a continuing reflection I invited you to join me in this week.  Many thoughts to think over...

Interesting,  a quick search on BibleGateway.com for 'righteous acts' and 'righteousness' brought up mostly references directly to the LORD.  The ones that referred to saints/believers often had the word faithfulness included and many "for His Name's sake".  In Romans, Paul expounds on the gospel in relation to the law and grace and our daily lives.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1-2).
… but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness (Romans 6:13).
Standing in grace,