My Wife, the Accountant

For years Jan worked as a hospital nurse – sometimes full time, sometimes only one day a week.  Apparently she was an excellent nurse.  What’s more mysterious is her accounting ability.  I manage a checking account.  She maintains another.  Not always, but occasionally, she gives up trying to reconcile hers and brings it to me.  However, if she makes cookies, puts them in a container, and goes to bed before me … and I take two for a bedtime snack – in  the morning she says  “I see you were in the cookies.”

Account with God   God has evaluated everyone as unrighteous, guilty, and “unprofitable” (Bible, Romans 3:12).  But the original Christmas opened another possibility.   The Son of God, now human, could die as the basis for a great transaction.  God is willing to transfer your guilt to Jesus’ “account” and credit your “account” with the righteousness of Jesus.

How to participate in this transaction?  Repentance and faith.  Change your intention from whatever pleases me to whatever pleases God and believe that God will carry out the saving transaction, freely.

(Bible, II Corinthians 5:21, Romans 3:22 and 4:5)

 “For [God] hath made [Jesus] sin for us … that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

“the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all … that believe …”

“to the one not working, but believing on Him justifying the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

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