TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Revelation 3:5
There’s a preacher’s story about a wealthy English businessman who traveled to live in New York City for a few years. He had his Rolls Royce shipped to the U.S. After a time, a mechanical failure occurred in the car. The man called England to explain the problem to the Rolls Royce headquarters. Their response was, “We understand, sir. We apologize for any inconvenience, and you may expect a mechanic there within 48 hours to repair your automobile.”
They put a mechanic on a plane with the necessary Rolls Royce parts and flew him to the States. Soon the Rolls was fixed to the owner’s satisfaction, and the mechanic was on a plane back to England. The time came for the businessman to return home, so he had the Rolls put on a ship and sent back to England.
Some months later he realized he had never received a repair bill. So he wrote the home office a letter, saying, “This date last year there was a problem with my Rolls Royce and you flew a mechanic over to repair it, and I was completely satisfied. But to date I have not received a bill. I am happy to pay for any repairs.” He received a letter back that simply stated: “Our records here indicate there has never been anything wrong with the Rolls Royce you speak of.”
That is our justification! Jesus says in Revelation 3:5, “The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.” One day we will stand before God dressed in white robes of purity. We will have a righteousness that is not our own, but was given to us because of our faith in the One who made us clean and upright. Dressed in the righteousness of Christ, God will acknowledge us saying, “My book indicates there is no record of sin in your life. Come and share in your Father’s happiness.”
Today, I will…write down 5 reasons to look forward to an eternity with God, made possible only because of His righteousness.