All week we have looked at the wonderful news that Jesus is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. This name emphasizes that Jesus not only died for us; he also lived for us. He kept all of God’s commandments perfectly for us. Thank God he did this because Scripture pulls off the veneer covering our “good works” and reveals that every single one is contaminated with sin.
Yesterday we looked at Isaiah 61:10 and the amazing fact that God covers us with the robe of Jesus’ righteousness.
It and it alone qualifies us to live eternally in God’s presence.
Today, as we wrap up our look at this topic, we look at the second half of this wonderful verse:
“he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”Isaiah 61:10
This highlights the fact that, when we are covered with Jesus’ righteousness, God will welcome us into his eternal presence in heaven. It also states that right now God is well-pleased with us. When we are covered with Christ’s perfection, he looks at us like a bridegroom looks at his bride walking down the aisle.
This is how pleasing, how attractive, Jesus’ righteousness makes us to God—RIGHT NOW!
This means you don’t have to wonder if God is pleased with you. You don’t have to get discouraged because you think you must undergo a painful and long process to get back into God’s good graces. You don’t have to be resigned to the fact that you will never be good enough to live in his eternal presence.
Rather, when you trust that Jesus has already done everything for you, that he not only paid the price for your sins but also kept all the commandments for you, you can be confident, cheerful, and at peace. Then you can dedicate your life to thanking God for his great gifts.
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