Christ’s Righteousness

Divine justice demands a righteousness which the sinner cannot bring. In mercy Christ has wrought out a perfect righteousness, in obedience to the law, with which His Father is satisfied.

“When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law.”
(Galatians 4:4)

“As by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One (Christ) shall many be made righteous.”
(Romans 5:19)

This is the glorious truth of justification by the imputed righteousness of Jesus.

And what a beauty there is in this to a sinner who feels he has none of his own. It is then that the statement that “doctrine is heaven” is truly understood.

By faith the redeemed sinner sings:

“What wondrous love, what mysteries,
In this appointment shine!
My breaches of the law are His,
And His obedience mine.”

By B.A. Ramsbottom

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