Topic: The Benefits Of Being Righteous — Monday August 7, 2017.
“Blessings are upon the head of the just…” – Proverbs 10:6
It is important you understand once again that your righteousness is unearned and undeserved. You did not labour for it. God gave it to you. Romans 5:17 says‘…by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign…” It is crystal clear that righteousness is a gift. You did not work for it or earn it. 1 Corinthians 1:30 says that Christ has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. It is, therefore, an insult to the finished work of Christ to reject what He suffered to give you for free. If you can do it for yourself why then did He come?
There are benefits you get as a righteous person which you never get or experience until you know who you are in Christ. For instance, the steps of the good man are ordered of the Lord. In other words, when you step out every morning God will order your steps. You won’t be wondering if it will be good or not. You know it will be good.
Another benefit is seen in Psalm 37:23 and it says though he (the righteous) falls, he will not totally be cast down. In other words, there is nothing like total failure for a child of God. The righteous can’t fall and not be able to rise up because the Lord is going to uphold him. Proverbs 24:16 says that the just falleth seven times and riseth up again. Seven times means perfect number. It means as the righteous there is no failure in you. There is nothing the devil can do that has the capacity to destroy it. Another benefit is that you become bold. (Proverbs 28:1) If you are not established in righteousness you cannot be bold. Another benefit is that God delivers you from all your affliction.(Psalm 34:19) And finally the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears open wide to their cry.(Psalm 34:15)
Further Reading: Job 36:7, Psalm 34:15, 64:10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 72-73; Evening- Romans 9:1-15
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.