Come Right In!
Throughout the New Testament we see people asking “What must I do to be saved?” Undoubtedly, they expected a lengthy to-do list to be cleansed of their sins and made right in God’s eyes. These people had no concept of the free gift of salvation, nor of righteousness coming from faith in God. Their way of thinking was reflected in their speech.
According to Romans 10, the righteousness which is of faith has a way of speaking, also. However, what else does it say? “This message is near you. It’s in your mouth and in your heart.” This is the message of faith that we spread. Romans 10:8 (GW)
Let’s face it! The work that Jesus did on the cross was complete. Our belief in that work is what makes us righteous. Just like our father in the faith, Abraham, believed God and was accredited with righteousness, so are we. (See Romans 4:3)
Don’t get bogged down hanging round the outer court trying to get righteous enough to come in and commune with Your Father. Just receive that you were made righteous the moment you believed. Now partner with God and fulfill your destiny.
Success and Progress!