October 28: Righteousness

Psalm 5:8-12

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue.

Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
 let those also who love Your name
 be joyful in You.

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

To the Western mind, “righteousness” is an ethical or moral virtue.  But to the Hebrew mind, “righteousness” is a legal status – our standing before God.  He and He only is the standard of righteousness.

Because no man can meet His standard, He also offers His righteousness to all who will accept Him.

 

PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL ACCEPT GOD’S OFFER AND WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOUND ONLY IN THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.

Almond Blossoms

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