RIGHTEOUSNESS

RIGHTEOUSNESS

Pastor Diane

Isaiah 32:17 (AMP) And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.

I love this verse, especially in the Amplified Bible.  It shows us how important understanding righteousness is for the born-again believer.  Righteousness is simply “right standing with God,” and it only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.  (2 Corinthians 5:21)

This verse is saying, however, that we have to understand righteousness in order for it to make a difference in our lives.  Many people are righteous, but they do not know what that means.  Because of this righteousness, I can enter boldly into the throne-room any time I have a desire to visit with my Heavenly Father!  I do not have to fear circumstances and situations around me, because of my fellowship with Abba Father.  The effect of righteousness, knowing who I am in Christ, gives me internal, and external, peace. 

And then, there is more good news!  Because of this righteousness, this right-standing with my Father, I will live a quiet, peaceable life!  I can rest in that relationship.  That internal peace, that quietness, will mount guard over my mind and heart (Philippians 4:7).

And lastly, because of this righteousness, I will have confident trust forever.  Trust in what?  Trust in God, knowing that He loves me, and that He paid the enormous price for restoration of fellowship with my Heavenly Father.  I will never have to wonder if He changed His mind.  I will never have to doubt that His love is unconditional and eternal.  I can enter boldly into His throne room to talk to Him, because He made me righteous, and that will never change, no matter what I have done, or not done!

Today, be confident in your righteousness!

Confession:  Today, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  I have internal and external peace, because of this great gift.  The result of righteousness in my life is quietness, and confident trust, forever.

Today’s Bible Reading

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Daniel 5

2 Peter 2

Psalms 119:113-128

Proverbs 28:19-20

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Daniel 3:13-30, Daniel 4:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Peter 2

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 29:1-9

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Daniel 3:13-30, Daniel 4:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Peter 2

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 29:1-9