“For, being ignorant of the
righteousness of God, and seeking
to establish their own, they did not
submit to God’s righteousness. For
Christ is the end of the law for
righteousness to everyone
Jesus became our sin and gave us his righteousness, but we try to be good and right in God’s sight in our own strength, when God has that taken care of that.
It’s time for spiritual airplane mode.
We don’t build and power the tower of our salvation by our works, but many live under the tyranny of impossible legalistic perfection, and then wonder why they have no energy, let alone joy. Or how about trying to make life work and take control of the situation? Yes, we do our part, which is faith accompanied by proper actions, but the results are up to God. For example, if a person is looking for a job, they should pray, seek God’s will, put in an application, and then do follow-up. But whether they get the job is in the hands of God. Results are God’s category, and another place we need to turn on spiritual airplane mode. If a person is not experiencing the rest, joy, and peace of salvation, it’s most likely a job description problem: What’s God’s job? Followed by, what’s our role? That determines how we manage spiritual airplane mode.
By Aaron F. Jeffers