August 19: Righteousness

AUGUST 19: ISRAEL’S RIGHTEOUSNESS

God promises blessings to the righteous.  He also sets the standards of righteousness.

In an attempt to achieve righteousness, the religions of the world have developed rules to regulate life:

  • What to wear
  • What to eat
  • What, when, where and how to pray
  • Etc.

You say, “But hasn’t God done the same?  Hasn’t He made rules too?”

Yes He has, but only to show us that our behavior cannot make us righteous. Righteousness comes from a humble and yielded relationship with God.

 

PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL STOP SEEKING SELF-RIGHTEOUNESS AND SEEK GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS

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Psalm 112

Praise the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.

His descendants will be mighty on earth; 
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and riches will be in his house, 
and his righteousness endures forever.

Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; 
he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Surely he will never be shaken; the righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; 
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is established; 
he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

He has dispersed abroad, 
he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be exalted with honor.

The wicked will see it and be grieved; he will gnash his teeth and melt away;
The desire of the wicked shall perish.

LAVER

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