Jesus is our righteousness. As we march into battle wearing the breastplate of righteousness, the enemy does not see us. They see Jesus. Think of that. We cloth ourselves with Christ, therefore we all look like Christ on the battlefield, and his righteousness sustains us.
Jesus paid a heavy price to redeem us from sin. Isaiah 53 describes him as “the suffering servant”. If you ever want to know the depth of pain and anguish that he endured for us, that’s the place to go. And yet, we read in Hebrews 12:1 that he endured all of that by keeping his eyes on “the joy that was set before him” – eternity with you and me. He did it so we could walk in God’s righteousness through sacrifice.
Before Christ’s sacrifice, the Law of Moses was our righteousness, but it was not perfect. It was righteousness by works. Now, having satisfied the requirement of The Law on our behalf, Jesus has become our righteousness through the law of grace.
Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are we saved through faith, and that not of ourselves but it is a gift from God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
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