Week 43 Proverbs 14:34 RIGHTEOUSNESS exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.
It is because of God that you are in CHRIST JESUS, who HAS BECOME for us wisdom from God—that is, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, holiness and redemption.(1 Co 1:30)
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting peopleʼs sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. WE are therefore Christʼs ambassadors, as though God were making his APPEAL through us. We implore you on Christʼs behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that IN HIM WE might BECOME the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God. (2 Co 5:19-21)
Exalts… what does that mean? It means to raise up or lift up, to cause to grow up. Wow. If I have become HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, then I lift the nation up, we lift it up. WE can help this nation reconcile itself to God just by being His righteousness.
Yes, sin condemns a nation, but as the righteousness of God in Christ, we have the ministry of reconciliation.
WE who dwell in His temple appeal to a higher court against the judgment sin has passed upon the nation.