Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Philippians 3:8-9 Blending Righteousnesses

Philippians 3:8-9 (KJV)
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
If there was ever a man whose life, previous to salvation, would have been called righteous, it was the man we now call Paul, the penman of this epistle. Paul’s own testimony was that if anyone could be confident in the work of the flesh, he could have been more. But then he goes on to say that he counted all of that as loss. He didn’t want to have confidence in himself but only in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Many these days miss this point. They attempt a blending of personal righteousness with Christ’s righteousness. The Bible teaches us here that no such blend is possible. It is the righteousness of Christ that saves or there is no salvation at all. Good works for the Christian is not an effort to win the favor of God but a product of the life of Christ in us.
The question may then be asked, what motivates our good works?
  • If it is an attempt to make God happy and win His favor then it is a sure sign of no salvation. 
  • If it is an awareness of Christ in you and the desire to let Him live through you, then you can be sure of true salvation.
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Philippians 3:8-9 Blending Righteousnesses

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