Most days, I don’t feel good enough. In my head, I know I’m a child of God. In my head, I know that God has forgiven me. In my head, I know that, through the blood of Jesus, I’ve been made righteous. But I don’t feel it.

Thank goodness it’s not based on feelings. Not even a little bit!

My righteousness has absolutely nothing to do with how I feel or what I do to try and become righteous. While in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us to let our good deeds shine out for all to see, those good deeds to not make us righteous. So what does?

And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord declared him righteous because of his faith.

Genesis 15:6 (NLT)

It’s almost difficult to believe it’s that simple. Believe. Have faith. Done. Because of his faith. Nothing more. God didn’t demand that Abram do all sorts of things to become righteous. Abram’s belief in God and his faith in Him were enough.

Today, don’t worry so much about how you feel when it comes to salvation and righteousness. Believe. Have faith. Let God take care of the rest.

Daily Bible reading: Genesis 15-17, Matthew 5:27-48

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