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Righteousness

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Abundance #7—Just Abundance

To everyone who has shall more be given. So he shall have an abundance. But from the one who does not have, even what he has shall be taken away. Matthew 25:29 While the weeds grow in the field among the wheat; while the wicked seem to prosper more than the righteous; while the rain … Continue reading

Living Wisely #9—Praised for Wisdom

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares The Eternal “When I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch. He will reign as king and act wisely, doing justice and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 23:5 So often, Lord Jesus, I celebrate your mighty acts, but today exaltation of your wisdom fills my soul. In the … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About the Next Advent

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” one of the many songs we enjoy during the Christmas season, is not really about the past. It begins there, but it quickly moves to remind us about how we should live while we await Jesus’ second advent. Since we live in the present so that we can enjoy … Continue reading

Forgiveness #6—Fretless Forgiveness

God will clearly vindicate you for trusting in him. Rest in Yahweh and wait patiently for him; do not fret because of the prosperity of those who carry out wicked schemes. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evil-doing. Psalm 37:6–8 Appearances can be deceiving. Someone who is bleeding … Continue reading

Civility #7—Hopeful Civility

If you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are fortunate. So don’t let it bother you. Rather, set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts, so you will always be ready to answer, with courtesy and respect, anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 1 Peter 3:14–16 Hopeful people can be … Continue reading

Peace #5—Kingdom Peace

Since the kingdom of God is … righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, we pursue what makes for peace and for edifying one another. Romans 14:17–19 When Jesus began his ministry, he started by issuing this proclamation: “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent and believe in the good news!” To the … Continue reading

Peace #3—Meek Peace

Refrain from anger; abandon rage! Do not fret for this only leads to trouble! … The meek who rely on Yahweh are the ones who will possess the land and enjoy abundant peace. Psalm 37:8–11 Moses was a model of meekness; the meekest person in the land, someone said. To achieve this status he had … Continue reading

Speech #5—Approved Speech

The mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. Good people out of their good treasure bring forth what is good; and evil people out of their evil treasure bring forth what is evil. … By your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned. Matthew 12:35-37 When we … Continue reading

Integrity #1 — Satisfying Integrity

Being “double-minded” makes us unstable in all our ways. Whether the divide is spiritual, ethical, moral, intellectual, or emotional, always having our hearts at a fork in the road causes much unhappiness and often leads to regret. The single-minded person — the person of integrity — however, experiences no such inner turmoil. Rather, integrity creates … Continue reading

Holiness #6 — Fearless Holiness

God has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David his servant … to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in dedication and righteousness before him all our days. Luke 1:69–75 Free from fear! Every day, free from fear! … Continue reading