... that they may be called trees of righteousness,

the planting of the LORD, that he might

be glorified.     { Isaiah 61:3 } 

So we know God's grace is the prepared soil for blooming.

But how do we get from the ground of grace to a bloom of glory? We need a seed

The seed of righteousness, is the Word of God (Luke 8: 5-11, 1 Peter 1:24). It is the good news of Christ and His work, because the Word of God became fleshin Christ  (John 1:14). It is difficult to comprehend that the person of Christ was actually the Word of God in the flesh! That's pretty amazing.


Christ made a powerful statement when He said corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die, in order to bring forth new life (John 12:24). He was referring to His own death, which would be necessary. God's gift of righteousness cost Christ his own life and He knew that in order to give Himself:               ... {His holiness, His eternal existence, His righteousness}

He had to do everything you couldn't.

Even defeat death. 

We are all imperfect. Nobody has always done what was right. To be seen as righteous, we need One who is righteous. One who has always chosen to do right. Here's where Christ, Jesus and His work makes all the difference. In death and resurrection, Christ gave to us, what we could not give ourselves. He graced to us, the Life of One who always got it right.


Basically Christ got it right when we couldn't, then defeated death when we couldn't. Righteousness has been made available to you, through:

              His perfect life.

                     Obedient death.

                             Victorious resurrection.

This is His story. Fairly simple, right? It is His perfect life and obedient sacrifice, which caused the seed to fall to the ground. But the most difficult portion to believe, is His resurrection. To live a new life in Christ, we are constrained to embrace His death and resurrection. It is this we must believe for salvation.

{ Something to Ponder: how could we receive eternal life after death, if our righteous One couldn't defeat death Himself? }  Good news. Christ did.

His work given for you: 

                                                         His perfection in place of your imperfection.

                                                                               His death in place of your own.

                                                            His resurrection, so you could do the same.

                                                                                                       This is grace at its best.

  Christ made  blooming  a possibility.   

Do you faith to plant the seed? 

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"It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God."

C.S. Lewis