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Righteousness

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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

Holiness #4 — Holy Results

Present your members as slaves to righteousness for the purpose of holiness … and its outcome, eternal life. Romans 6:19–22 One way to paraphrase this wonderful promise is: If we do what accords with God’s design for people, we will become truly valuable to the lives we touch, which will yield the benefit of eternal … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #8 — Well-Watched Praise

The Eternal is in his holy temple; the Eternal’s throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people. The Eternal tests for righteousness; indeed he hates wickedness and the love of violence. Psalm 11:4–5 Eternal God, as you scan and scrutinize our lives from the beauty and majesty of your heavenly dwelling, … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #4 – Visible Hearts

The Eternal said to Samuel, “Do not pay attention to his appearance … for God does not see as man sees; people look primarily at the outward appearance, but the Eternal looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Our eternal creator is intimately aware of what transpires deep in the recesses of our souls. The … Continue reading

God’s Presence #6 — Present for Clarity

It is to your advantage that I … send the Helper to you. … He will expose the world’s error concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:7-8 The world would have us believe incorrectly about certain fundamental truths. So having the Holy Spirit is advantageous for Christians. Jesus does not give him to us to … Continue reading

Courage #2 — Courageously Righteous

Since no one can successfully serve both God and mammon … do not be anxious for your life, … nor for your body, … for life is certainly more than food, and the body than clothing. … Do not be anxious … for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek … Continue reading

Comfort #7 — Perceptive Comfort

When the Comforter comes, he will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 16:8-11 When we … Continue reading

Justly Forgiven

If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, … the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. … If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 The one thing that we can … Continue reading