Posts Tagged ‘ Righteousness ’

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

Jesus promised persecution and problems in this life following Him, so we should encourage each other and take hope that He is with us.

VerseD: Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son
Colossians 1:13, ESV

In Christ, we no longer are slave to sin, but we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and given freedom.

VerseD: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33, ESV

Whether the fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, peace with others, or other blessings, none of this comes if you are not seeking the Kingdom and righteousness of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Do not seek gifts and blessings. Seek God.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

We need not unhitch from the Old Testament nor attempt to reinterpret any of the Bible for our modern context.
All of Scripture points us to the Son of God, Jesus, amd shows us the best way to imitate Him in righteousness.

VerseD: Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:3, ESV

We no longer need to offer animal sacrifices to God, but we must sacrifice our own rights and desires to God’s will to spread His righteousness and fight injustice in our world.

VerseD: John 6:35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
John 6:35, ESV

Firstly, we are blessed when we hunger and thirst for righteousness, for we will be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
Secondly, all our appetites shall be satisfied in the Lord, most especially in eternal life.

VerseD: Amos 5:24

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amos 5:24, ESV

Do not let circumstances push you from God. Rather, let God work in and through you in your circumstances for justice and His glory.

VerseD: Psalm 119:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

An honest person knows they are a sinner in need of grace. God knows this better than we do.
If we merely ask in faith, He will guide us in all righteousness through Jesus Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 John 2:15‭-‬16 ESV

Love the people of ther world through word and action.

Reject the sinful desires of the world (things, wealth, sex, violence, death), instead pursuing God and His righteousness.

VerseD: James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 1:5 ESV

God desires that we each turn to Him for true wisdom, which is His righteousness in Christ.

Turn to Him today, and receive God’s wisdom.