Sunday, July 6, 2014

RIGHTEOUSNESS DEFINED

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1 John 3:10

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

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When I was much younger, I asked an older friend what it really meant to be righteous; he simply said ‘righteousness means doing what is right’. As simple as that definition was, it stayed with me all these years and I have seen that it is very correct. When you have a regenerated mind, it means the word of God has changed the configuration of your heart and now defines your standards of right and wrong. All you need to do to be righteous as a regenerated person is to do what is right at all times under God.

We see from our text that after all is said and done, at the final analysis, the way we would identify those who belong to God is not just by the things they say or claim to believe but by the things they do. Those who do what is right are children of God, those who do unrighteous things, regardless of what they profess, are not children of God. In this world, if you do not belong to God you belong to the devil.

Go into today determined to do what is right at all times and be weary of those who profess Christ but live unrighteous lives.

Prayer: Thank you father for giving me the ability to do what is right at all times. I pray you give me grace to continue in this and never fail, in Jesus name. Amen

By SD Abraham

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