Rejoicing In Righteousness
Coffee With God: 3/2/2023 | Psalm 64:10
"Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!"
There is a certain confidence that righteousness gives a person. It's one thing to be confident. It's another to be confident because you know you're right with God.
Righteousness is the fruit of a heart that is surrendered and trusting in God via the work of Christ on the cross. It is never acquired or granted based on human effort. It's made available by God's grace and received into the heart of a person who knows they need a savior and trusts that Jesus Christ is the only one for the job.
Our relationship to God fundamentally changes when we come to faith in Jesus, repent of our sins, and begin to follow him. We're no longer considered his enemy, no longer in debt due to the penalty our sin incurred. The moment we're made right with God, he adopts us into his family and places his Spirit inside us. He refers to us as his children, and we begin to feel the Spirit's unction to call him "father."
Something about being right with God causes our hearts to rejoice. To exalt the Lord and celebrate that we belong to him. The human heart was made to know God and embrace him. When we finally find the rest that comes from being right with him, everything about our outlook, attitude, and mindset begins to change.
 If you have never been baptized in the Holy Spirit since coming to faith in Jesus, you should find out why. In nearly every New Testament record where people are “saved,” they receive the Holy Spirit soon thereafter. For more on this, check out our blog post: The Normal Christian Birth, https://www.thatyoumayknowhim.com/post/the-normal-christian-birth.