Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Living A Godly Life

"The Christian life is not a changed life but an exchanged life." — Andrew Wommack

"For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ." 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT

5:21 When we trust in Christ, we make an exchange: He takes our sin and makes us right with God. Our sin was laid on Christ at his crucifixion. His righteousness is given to us at our conversion. This is what Christians mean by Christ's atonement for sin. In the world, bartering works only when two people exchange goods of relatively equal value. But God offers to trade his righteousness for our sin — something of immeasurable worth for something completely worthless. How grateful we should be for his kindness to us. — Life Application Study Bible NLT 

"He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God." Romans 4:25 NLT

4:25 When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, an exchange takes place. We give him our sins, and he forgives us and makes us right with God. There is nothing we can do to earn this. Only through Christ can we be made right in God's eyes. What an incredible bargain this is for us! But, sadly many still choose to pass up this gift to continue "enjoying" their sin. — Life Application Study Bible NLT 

"God made Christ to be sin, even though he was without sin, so that believers would “become the righteousness of God.” The meaning of God's righteousness is explained by verse 19, which refers to forgiveness of sins." — The Gospel Coalition 

Born again believers: Because Jesus is righteous, then, we are too! We are the righteousness of God in Christ. When God looks at us, He sees us through JESUS and His finished work on the cross! ❤️

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