My devotional had a short paragraph that I had to reread a few times. It has a message I don’t like, but it will always be true. It says, “I exult in Your righteousness by reveling in the wondrous truth that You gave this priceless, holy gift to me! Your perfect righteousness is already credited to my account–even though I continue to battle sin in my life.”
I lived with so much “sin in my life” while growing up, I wanted to reach the point as an adult where this would no longer be my story. It has been hard for me to admit that I battle sin daily, yet it is true. I know that we all do. The one huge blessing about this truth while we live in our flesh, is that I can fully relate to those who come for counsel. I can easily relate to their guilt and shame. What I can do too is share the loving grace of God that is credited to our account when we accept Christ as our Savior and Lord. I stand righteous before God because God sees me through the righteousness of His Son Jesus!
To God be the Glory!