Thursday, August 21, 2014
…Righteousness is not to be taken lightly, nor is it easily attained. Holy God does not give His righteousness to people indiscriminately. He gives it to those who know they cannot live without it. Our desire for personal righteousness must be powerful, all-consuming, dominating everything we do. Pursuing righteousness means that we value the opinion of God far more than we treasure the opinions of people.
Righteousness is not merely an absence of sin. It is allowing God to fill us with His holiness (Ro 6:11). It is being like Christ. Jesus is our model of One who sought God’s righteousness first, and then the Father glorified Him. We are not only to seek the kingdom of God, but we are also to pursue His righteousness (Mt 6:33).
(Ro 6:11 NLTse) So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
(Mt 6:33 NLTse) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.