GOOD NEWS

GOOD NEWS

Romans 1:16-17 (NLT) For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

What Good News God our Father has given us, that through the cross of Jesus Christ, all those that have accepted this amazing gift are made right with Him!  When I think of the fact that at one time I was totally separated from God with no hope, and without any chance of getting to Him, I am amazed!

Now, by what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary, I am forgiven, restored, and set in His family.  I like the way the second part of this verse states this: “This is accomplished from start to finish by faith.”  I now have to accept what Christ has done, not by how I feel about it, but by what His Word states as truth.  God’s Word, the Bible, is a legal document, and if He says that He has set me right, then I am set right.

What freedom this gives me, to know that because of what Jesus did on the cross, I am in right standing with God!  Too many believe this will happen when we get to heaven, and thank God we will have it in heaven.  But these verses say the Good News is that we have it now, in full!

I will not be any more righteous than I am the moment that I ask Jesus to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior.  He, at that moment, made me the righteousness of God in Himself.  Let me tell you, that is Good News!

So today, no matter what your mind tries to tell you, say, “I am justified in God’s sight, not because of what I have done, but because of all that my beloved Jesus has done for me.”  This is truly Good News!

Confession:  I declare, today, that I have been made right with God through the Good News of the Gospel.  I have been set in this great position, not by my accomplishments, but through what Jesus has done on the cross!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Ezekiel 7 – 9

Hebrews 5

Psalms 105:1-15

Proverbs 26:28

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel 2, Ezekiel 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Hebrews 4:14-16, Hebrews 5:1-10

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:153-160

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel 2, Ezekiel 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Hebrews 4:14-16, Hebrews 5:1-10

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:153-160