Righteousness

AS PART OF THE PROCESS OF CHANGE, I WILL IDENTIFY AND RECORD EVERYONE I HAVE HARMED AND THROUGH PRAYER BECOME WILLING TO MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM.

Hosea 10:12  Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now, is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.

The motive for everything we do must be RIGHTEOUSNESS

WE CANNOT OBTAIN RIGHTEOUSNESS ON OUR OWN
Isaiah 64:6  We’re all sin-infected, sin-contaminated. Our best efforts are grease-stained rags. We dry up like autumn leaves— sin-dried, we’re blown off by the wind.

MATURE RIGHTEOUSNESS SHOULD BE OUR GOAL
2 Timothy 2:22  Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God.

RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OBTAINED THROUGH TRUSTING JESUS
Philippians 3:9  I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ—God’s righteousness.

Jesus used His servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became our healing. We were lost sheep with no idea who we were or where we were going. Now we are named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls.


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