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Righteousness Will Go Before Him

September 9, 2016

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Righteousness  Will Go  Before Him

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness will go  before Him,
And will make  His footsteps  into a way.

Everything God does  is good,  right,  and holy.     In God’s goodness,  He forgives  our sins,  rescues us  in our troubles,  shows us  the way  of salvation,  revives us  when we are weary  from our challenges,  and supplies our daily needs.

As we receive  all these mercies  from our Lord,  we are seeing  His righteousness.     In other words,  when we see  how our sins  are forgiven  in Jesus,  we are seeing  God’s righteousness.     When we are rescued  in some trouble,  we are seeing God’s righteousness.     When we are so tired  from the hard times  we have faced  and God revives us,  we are again seeing more  of God’s righteousness.

His righteousness goes  before Him  and shows us  how merciful  and good  He is.     God’s righteousness  is a way  for us  to learn righteousness.     We wouldn’t have  a clue  about righteousness,  unless God  would show us  His righteousness  in thousands  of different  little ways  every day.

If everyone  was left  to be on their own,  all of our wickedness  would soon  do us in,  because  we couldn’t learn righteousness  by ourselves.     But,  God kindly works  with our conscience,  showing us  the goodness  of goodness  —  and only then   we come  to long  for honest goodness.

As we gradually  and daily turn  to the LORD  and learn  to see  how good  His righteousness is,  then  His righteousness  “will make  His footsteps  into a way”  for us.     His many examples  of love  cause us  to want  to be like Him,  because  it makes us complete  and at peace  to experience  His goodness.     Then  we become God’s child,  trying to walk  in our heavenly Father’s footsteps.

Small children delight  to follow  in their daddy’s footsteps.     We,  too,  can delight  to walk  in our heavenly Father’s footsteps,  with strides  of faith,  hope,  and love.     We can take  great delight  in imitating  our heavenly Father’s  honestly righteous ways.

Then,  we say,  “Hallelujah!    Abba!     Father!     You are awesome  in all Your ways!     Help us  to be righteous  for Your name’s sake.”

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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