But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference. Romans 3:21, 22.
What is justification by faith? It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust, and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, they are prepared to be clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
Those whom heaven recognizes as holy ones are the last to parade their own goodness. The apostle Peter became a faithful minister of Christ, and he was greatly honored with divine light and power; he had an active part in the upbuilding of Christ’s church; but Peter never forgot the fearful experience of his humiliation; his sin was forgiven; yet well he knew that for the weakness of character which had caused his fall only the grace of Christ could avail. He found in himself nothing in which to glory.
None of the apostles or prophets ever claimed to be without sin. Men who have lived nearest to God, men who would sacrifice life itself rather than knowingly commit a wrong act, men whom God had honored with divine light and power, have confessed the sinfulness of their own nature. They have put no confidence in the flesh, have claimed no righteousness of their own, but have trusted wholly in the righteousness of Christ. So will it be with all who behold Christ.
The righteousness of Christ, as a pure white pearl, has no defect, no stain, no guilt. This righteousness may be ours. Salvation, with its blood-bought, inestimable treasures, is the pearl of great price.
The thought that the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us, not because of any merit on our part, but as a free gift from God, is a precious thought. The enemy of God and man is not willing that this truth should be clearly presented; for he knows that if the people receive it fully, his power will be broken.
The Faith I Live By p. 111
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for my sister, she’s having open heart surgery today at 6:00am. SR
—-Please pray for our evangelistic crusade here in the Philippines that many soul would come to know our Lovely Saviour Jesus Christ…And please do pray also for my operated part of my body that it will be totally healed in Jesus name! Edson
—-Church Member gave birth and baby is in distress PLEASE PRAY Cyndi
—-Please pray for my sister in Christ who did an surgery and is in a coma ,we are at camp and her children needs prayer. Elmogene
—-My Daughter in Law Aliesha has Post eclampsia. Her b.p. Was 198/118. She needs bed rest for 10 days it’s on 2 different medications. Please pray for a complete healing so she doesn’t need to continue on medications. Thank you all my prayer warriors!! She has my newborn grandson to take care of along with her other children. Connie
Dear Friends,
I once read of a man who spent years treasure hunting for a ship that was purported to have great riches. One day, he found that wrecked vessel. To his delight the stories he had heard were true! He was able to recover the millions of dollars in the treasure that was on that ship
Sadly, his joy did not last long. In only a matter of days, the government said that since the shipwreck was in their territorial waters the treasure belonged to them and confiscated it all. All the time and money the man had spent looking for that treasure was wasted. How sad.
We have the opportunity to find treasures that will not be taken away from us. These treasures are found in God’s Word. Our Great Creator intends for us to reveal these treasures to others, yet how often we keep them to ourselves and are silent when we should be sharing them with others. In revealing the treasures found in God’s Word will not diminish the treasures we have found.
How often those we meet are hungering for a word from on high, a word only we can give. Jesus tells us, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt 5:14-16 A candle shines wherever it is placed. It does not selfishly keep its light to itself, but blesses all with its ability to illuminate.
Paul admonishes, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Tim 4:2 Jesus commands, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matt 28:19-10 We may never be called to preach a sermon or go to a foreign land as a missionary, but we can let our light shine where we are. We can fulfill His command as we give our lives, our plans, our all to the Master.
May we allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us. May we share the treasures He has given us with those who are perishing. May we, and those with whom we have shared the truths of His Word, soon look up and say; “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isa 25:9

The Righteousness of Christ Sufficient
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