Unlimited: Through Faith in Jesus
Jun 16, 2022 1352
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (Romans 3:22(a)).
Now, very importantly, the apostle Paul tells us how it is that we receive the righteousness which Christ has revealed. First of all, he tells us that it is “given”; it isn’t earned or worked out in our lives in any way.
Then the apostle tells us that this righteousness is given “through” something. In other words there is a means by which we receive it. God’s righteousness is given to us through faith.
God’s righteousness is given to us through faith in Jesus Christ.
Paul isn’t talking about a vague optimism or a groundless hope. Saving faith has an object. Our faith must be deposited in Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour.
Finally in this verse, Paul tells us to whom this saving righteousness is given. On the one hand, it isn’t given to all; on the other hand, it isn’t given only to people of one ethnic or religious group. The righteousness of God is given to all who believe. “Believing” here is Paul’s synonym for having “faith in Jesus Christ”.
Although not one of us is righteous, we can all be counted as righteous through the imputed righteousness of Christ that is credited to our account the moment we believe.
Faith means trusting in God that what he says is true, and accepting it in your life. How have the experiences of your life taught you to trust in God? Share one of these experiences with your Christian community to help build up their faith as well.