RBT: Ezekiel 41-43

Memory Verse: “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference.” Romans 3:22, NIV

Bible Text: Romans 3:21-26

3:21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 

3:22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 

3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 

3:24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 

3:25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 

3:26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

A man accidentally fell into a river and began to sink. He screamed for help and a fisherman heard. The man had to have faith in the ability of the fisherman to rescue him. Upon reaching the drowning man, the fisherman held his hand, he released himself to the fisherman and he got saved. 

Faith is simply trust and reliance on God. In our text, Paul expounded on the righteousness from God which comes through faith in Jesus Christ. He stated that those who want to benefit from the righteousness of God must first believe in Jesus Christ. 

Jesus is the bridge through which a person can connect with the righteousness of God. In essence, no one can be right in God's sight apart from Christ in that person. Through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ for the sin of the world, everyone can be justified and redeemed unto righteousness.

The finished work of Christ on the cross is sufficient to make sinners righteous in God's sight and subsequently do works of righteousness. 

Are you struggling to live right? Put your faith in Jesus. He will fix the problem.

Insight: Faith is the passcode for one to be admitted into the meeting room of righteous living.

Prayer: Thank You, Jesus, for paying the price for me to live right.

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