Topic: We Walk In Righteousness [Wednesday, April 19th]
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).*_
Christianity is a walk in righteousness. What is righteousness? It’s the nature of God in you, producing the rightness of God: the ability to do right and fulfil the will of the Father. God is always right; it’s His nature to be right. This nature of righteousness is at work in us. So, in our Kingdom, we do righteousness; we walk in righteousness and do works of righteousness; we manifest the goodness of God everywhere. The world may not appreciate it when you walk in righteousness. It was for the same reason that the Pharisees and Sadducees had a problem with the good works that Jesus did; they misunderstood Him. If in your place of work, for example, you did something you thought required commendation, but instead, you were reprimanded for your good works, don’t feel bad about it. Keep expressing the God-nature in you.
Just because you’re doing the right thing doesn’t mean everybody will like you. There might be those that’ll resist you, and try to make you compromise; they might even call you evil, in spite of your good works; maintain your composure. Refuse to change. You’re greater than your adversaries, detractors and persecutors. Stay in the Word, and practise your Christianity, no matter the criticism. You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; therefore, it’s your calling to walk in righteousness, regardless of the pressures and challenges.
*I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; a victor for life, endowed with the grace to reign and rule over circumstances. My life is for the glory of God; I walk in righteousness, and fulfil God’s perfect will today, and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*
*Further Study:* *||* *Isaiah 54:17* No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD. *||*
*||* *Romans 5:17* For if 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 in life by one, Jesus Christ.) *||*
*Daily Scripture Reading*
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Luke 17:20-18:1-14,
1 Samuel 8-10
*2-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Mark 3:20-35,