He recompenses me according to my righteousness
Psalms 18:24 -
Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
When people read this scripture many think it is relevant to the Old Testament. They think, now that we dwell in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we are not recompensed according to our righteousness but according to His righteousness.
We need to understand the grace of Jesus Christ does not give us the license to continue living an unrighteous life. We need to understand righteousness means something that is right in the eyes of God or good according the wisdom and knowledge of God. Righteousness does not mean what is right according to our understanding or what the world understands as right.
The grace that we receive through our Lord Jesus Christ does do a lot of things but at no stage does it give us the license to continue a sinful life. We need to understand when we make mistakes the Lord does forgive us but the scriptures say only those who repent and turn from their ways. We also know that it is the grace of God that keeps us going in every area of our lives but scriptures say only those who set their eyes to the Lord. Those who turn away from the Lord are normally consumed quickly if they have experienced God's glory or later if they have not.
The impact of grace and righteousness in our lives depends on our spiritual state. When we are spiritual infants it totally grace, but as we grow in spirit we move more towards righteousness.
It is the grace of God when we repent from our sinful ways that we come to know Jesus Christ and receive forgiveness for our sins. It is by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ that our spirits do not go to Hell to perish. It is by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ that we receive the Spirit of God. It is by the grace of God and by the help of the Holy Spirit that we stand up again when we spiritually fall. It is by grace of God and by the Holy Spirit we grow in knowing the Truth. It is by the working of the Holy Spirit in us we become Sons of God. It is because we have the Truth in us and because we
So we see repentance brings us to grace, it is grace that saves us from Hell. After receiving the Holy Spirit by grace we move from grace to truth unto righteousness. Righteousness comes only after we grow in knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of God.
Let us not forsake the grace of God by not repenting from our evil ways, at the same time let us move from grace to righteousness of the Lord.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray that your people come to You repenting from their sinful life and find grace in Jesus Christ. Lord, your grace saves us from Hell but You have said it is only by the Holy Spirit we are saved from destruction and have eternal life with You in Heaven. Holy Spirit work in your people and make us Sons of the Living God by making us more and more like Jesus Christ our Corner Stone...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:32 - And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Romans 5:2 - By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Peter 5:10 - But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
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