CHRIST’S RIGHTEOUSNESS CREDITED TO US
…FATHER, when Isaiah faced You he felt his own unworthiness. It is the same when I come close to You. “Therefore, it is important that we receive the same assurance that Isaiah received: ‘See…your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for’ (Isa 6:7). …the more we grow in holiness, the more we need assurance that the perfect righteousness of Christ is credited to us” Jerry Bridges (ref#244, p44).
“The Holy Spirit makes us more aware of our lack of holiness to stimulate us to deeper yearning and striving for holiness….One of Satan’s attacks is to try to convince you that you are not a genuine Christian after all. He will say something like, ‘A true Christian wouldn’t think the evil thoughts you’ve been thinking today.’…now that the Holy Spirit has begun to reveal how sinful your thoughts of lust and resentment and pride really are, you may begin to have doubts about your salvation” Jerry Bridges (ref#244, p44-45).
“You…if you diligently pursue holiness, must often flee to the Rock of your salvation. You flee there, not to be saved again, but to confirm in your heart that you are saved through His righteousness alone” Jerry Bridges (ref#244, p45).