I don’t care how badly you may have messed things up yesterday or how many mistakes you have made, I want you to begin this day knowing you are righteous! Not because of anything you’ve done but because you’ve received, by faith in Jesus, the very righteousness of God.
Just look at the kinds of benefits the Word of God says that righteousness will bring:
“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree” (Ps. 92:12).
“When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth” (Prov. 11:10).
“The seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Prov. 11:21).
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers” (1 Pet. 3:12).
“For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield” (Ps. 5:12).
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles” (Ps. 34:17).
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Ps. 37:25).
“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever” (Ps. 37:29).
“The Lord loveth the righteous” (Ps. 146:8).
Don’t let the devil rob you of even one of these blessings by telling you you’re unworthy of them. Run him off. Shout out loud, “I am the righteousness of God!” Then step out in faith and enjoy the privileges God has prepared for you!
Scripture Study: Romans 3:21-28