Tag Archives: righteousness

The Way of the Lord; April 3, 2022


Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. There is a seeming irony in this verse that is clarified only by the Gospel. It would … Continue reading

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Spiritual Maturity; February 5, 2022


Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Faithfulness; December 21, 2021


Isaiah 11:5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. The Japanese translators had trouble coming up with more than one word for an item of clothing you put around your waist, so they used a … Continue reading

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Justice; November 28, 2021


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. This is a prayer a lot of people pray these days, I think. The whole Psalm … Continue reading

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Righteousness; November 5, 2021


James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. This is a justly famous verse, but when we read, … Continue reading

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Praying for Leaders; October 27, 2021


1 Tim 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. … Continue reading

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The Gospel; October 6, 2021


Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. One of the goals of the devil and those … Continue reading

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Repentance; July 29, 2021


Daniel 9:9-10 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. This chapter is … Continue reading

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The Politics of Envy; July 27, 2021


Daniel 6:5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Politics and envy haven’t changed throughout human history. This story … Continue reading

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Personal Righteousness; July 3, 2021


Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. This should be the daily prayer of every believer. David has just acknowledged that “no one living is … Continue reading

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