“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord. – Isaiah 54:17
In and of himself, no person may (honestly) claim complete innocence. If a court could examine each of us fully, not one of us would be free of all charges. Of course, we may not have committed any offenses worthy of incarceration, but offenses still occur, regularly. None of us is perfect. There are truly “none righteous.” Nope, not one.
Unless the court happens to be God’s and the accused is robed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ! The person who belongs to Jesus Christ can be assured that he or she will never have to endure eternal punishment, because it is not his or her innocence that matters, it is Christ’s and our Savior is perfectly, completely, absolutely righteous and innocent!
When the end comes, it will be Jesus’ perfection that matters, not our own. Our task, not a work, is to receive it.
All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown. – Thomas Becket
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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