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Posts Tagged ‘righteousness

“when you give to the poor”

March 17, 2015

Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1).  Almost everyone likes to be seen and commended by others for doing good.  Jesus wants us to be seen by men when we do good (5:16), but He doesn’t want […]

“unless your righteousness surpasses”

March 5, 2015

Jesus said, “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20). The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was merely an outward display, and they had incorporated many of their own traditions and exalted them above the righteousness […]

“Blessed are those who hunger”

February 19, 2015

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled/satisfied.” Hunger and thirst are signs of health.  People who are physically healthy have hunger and thirst.  The same is true spiritually.  Peter wrote to “long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow […]

Psalm 98:9 – “coming to judge”

December 6, 2013

9 He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with equity. It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily cares and concerns of this life and forget that it will not last.  A day is coming when the Lord will come to judge.  He “impartially […]

Psalm 7:8 – “according to my righteousness”

November 1, 2013

8 The LORD judges the peoples; vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. David was facing oppression from an enemy and turned to God for help, but he understood that not just anyone should receive such help.  He first said if he had done anything wrong that […]

Psalm 36:6 – “Your righteousness and judgments”

October 8, 2013

6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O LORD, You preserve man and beast. One commentator defined God’s righteousness as “firm and unmoved, lofty and sublime. As winds and hurricanes shake not an Alp, so the righteousness of God is never in any degree affected by circumstances; he […]

Psalm 4:5 – “sacrifices of righteousness”

August 12, 2013

       5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and trust in the LORD. What are you offering to God, and how are you offering it?  Under the law of Christ He still expects sacrifices, such as praise and doing good and sharing (Hebrews 13:15-16).  Peter wrote that they must be “spiritual sacrifices acceptable to […]

Psalm 23:3b – “paths of righteousness”

June 28, 2013

3b He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. If a shepherd ever lost a few sheep due to carelessness, he would not work again.  The owners of the sheep would not hire him and entrust their sheep with him.  Thus, a shepherd is very careful about where he will lead […]