righteousness

Lost now Found, Freed yet Bound

Once lost
Now found
Thus freed
Yet bound

Freed from slavery
Shielded from judgement
Cloaked in righteousness
Bought by Jesus’ blood

A blood which binds
His church in unity
Diverse in community
Sanctified humanity

Thursday is Verse Day @FaithUnlocked – 1 Philippians 1:27-29

Whatever happens,
conduct yourselves in a manner
worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Then, whether I come and see you
or only hear about you in my absence,
I will know that you stand firm
in the one Spirit,
striving together as one
for the faith of the gospel
without being frightened in any way
by those who oppose you.
This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed,
but that you will be saved —
and that by God.

Righteousness through Faith in Christ – Romans 3:21-26

But now apart from the law
the righteousness of God has been made known,
to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ
to all who believe.
There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and all are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
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
– 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.

– Romans 3:21-26