Tag Archives: righteousness

Righteousness; October 5, 2022


Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. This is one of many ways that God’s rules are good for us. The devil tells us that God’s rules are to hem … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Salvation; October 1, 2022


Psalm 132:9, 16 “May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”“I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” This is presented as a prayer, and then God’s response. … Continue reading

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Accountability; September 11, 2022


Psalm 94:9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? This supremely logical verse is precisely why many people try to deny the existence of a Creator. They jump through all sorts … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance; August 8, 2022


Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me. It’s interesting how word order in a sentence changes the feel of it, even when it doesn’t change the actual meaning. … Continue reading

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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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