Hi, God’s word for me today is in 2 Peter 1:1 which says,
” 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours.”
Through the righteousness of Jesus we have received faith, that’s what Peter says has happened to Christians. We have received faith because of Jesus, but what has Jesus done for us that lets us receive faith? Well first we should understand a little bit more about what faith is, the “hall of faith” gives a description.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (NIV Hebrews 11:1)
Now that we have the definition of faith we can see how Jesus gave us faith. We were dead in our sins and we didn’t have faith and we didn’t have any hope. But Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins so that we could live, He came down from heaven and died on a cross for us so that we wouldn’t have too. He loved us so much that He sacrifice Himself for us. Thank You Jesus for giving us faith through Your righteousness.
We should accept Jesus as our savior, we should accept the faith that He gives us through His righteousness. He was righteous and that was how He atoned for our sins perfectly, no one else could. No one and nothing could have saved us from our sins except Jesus. He came down from heaven to die for our sins and to give us faith, He gave us assurance in what we do not see and confidence in what we hope for. We should accept Jesus as our savior so that we can live and so that we can be saved from our sins.
Christians have faith, we have a precious faith but unbelievers don’t. We should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can be saved and have the precious faith that Christ gives us through His righteousness. We should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can become righteous in God’s sight and so that they can be free from the bondage of sin. Believers have a precious faith and unbelievers don’t, so we should try and help give them the precious faith that the Gospel gives us. We should share the Gospel with them so that they can be saved.
Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven and dying for our sins so that we can live. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to give us Your righteousness, thank You for giving us faith and hope. Thank You for coming down from heaven and dying like a criminal on a criminals cross so that we could live. Thank You for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. Thank You Jesus for making us sons and daughter of God.
Are you trusting in God?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.