Today we're throwing it back to a post from Becca! Enjoy!
Psalm 71, Romans 6:14, Philippians 3, Isaiah 56
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” How sweet and true these words are.
It is often easy to get lost in the disparity of past sins. In fact, Satan often tries to discourage us and condemn us by bringing up past sins and tempting us to dwell on them. However, because of Jesus, we are no longer under the condemnation of the law but instead we are now under a new law of grace (Romans 6:14). How hopeful that WE ARE WASHED ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Someone who knew this truth personally was the writer of Psalm 71. This psalm lays out situations that most of us experience on a regular basis. He is going through hard times, refining times and sharpening times.
No matter our past, current, or future circumstances, we have a permanent hope in Jesus’ work on the cross.
Psalm 71:14 I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.
Psalm 71:5 You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust.
Psalm 71:8 My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.
Paul reiterates this truth in Philippians 3:13-14. “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God I Christ Jesus.”
Isaiah 56:6-7 And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Him, to love the Name of The Lord, and to be His servants… These I will bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My alter; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.
Is my hope built on His righteousness?