Category Righteousness

The Definition of Righteousness

Ge 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Righteousness, what it isn’t. It isn’t what my two dictionaries say it is, ‘morality, adhering to moral principles’, or ‘morally right, very good’. Abraham’s life informs us that Abraham was not morally upright. If it was a case of being […]

Divine Exchange

Isa 61:3  To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”  As believers in the Lord Jesus, we […]

Ephesians 1

Says we are . . . Saints Faithful Blessed with all spiritual blessings Chosen Holy Blameless Predestined Adopted as sons Accepted in the Beloved Redeemed Forgiven Lavished with His grace To the praise of His glory Saved Sealed Redeemed Given faith and love We have . . . Knowledge of the mystery Obtained an inheritance […]

Righteousness and Not Sin Imputed To You

Romans 4:6, 8 Just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes [1]righteousness apart from works: 8 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.” You are blessed today because all your sins are forgiven in Christ. God does not count your sins against you. Instead, […]

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is […]

Blame

“Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed? As I have observed, those who plough evil and those who sow trouble reap it. At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish.” Job 4:7-9 Three of Job’s comforters look for unrighteousness in […]