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O God Of My Righteousness

March 22, 2015

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O God  Of My Righteousness

It’s a mighty heavy burden  to make out  like one  is very righteous,  when deep down  in their heart  they know  they are a sinner.     Absolutely no one can honestly  be righteous  through their own efforts.     Isaiah 64:6 shows us,

For all  of us  have become  like one  who is unclean,
And all  our righteous deeds  are like  a filthy garment;
And all  of us  wither  like a leaf,
And our iniquities,  like the wind,  take us away.

If we’re truthful,  we know this speaks  about us.     Our sins condemn us  for all eternity.     But,  there is another truth  that makes us  honestly righteous  and clean  in God’s sight.     David mentioned it  in Psalm 4:1,

Answer me  when I call,  O God  of my righteousness!

David calls  the LORD  “God  of my righteousness”.     In other words,  God made David righteous  —  just like He makes us righteous.     All  who trust  in the LORD  to make them righteous  through faith  in Jesus  truly are made righteous.     When Jeremiah prophesied  about the Savior,  he said in Jeremiah 23:6,

In His days  Judah  will be saved,
And Israel  will dwell securely;
And this  is His name  by which  He will be called,
‘The LORD  our righteousness.’

There’s a mighty big difference  between trying  to make ourselves righteous  —  and trusting  God our Savior  to make us righteous.     Trying  to make ourselves righteous  is living as lie.     It’s unbelief  in God’s given word.     The Bible repeatedly  points out  mankind’s sin  —  his inability  to be righteous  —  his need  for a Savior  —  and the fact  that Jesus truly  takes away  all our sins.     To deny  any of that  is to call God  a liar.     But,  that’s exactly what  work righteousness does.     Even when they call Jesus  their “Savior”,  they stoutly list  a bunch  of man-made rules  that must be kept  to assure entrance  into heaven.     We must avoid  those sorts  of unbelief.

Knowing  the  “God  of my righteousness”,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for making us clean.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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