More Psl. 85 (Old Testament)
Devotional: His Righteousness
Thought for the day: We were saved through the righteousness of the son Jesus
This psalm speaks about many things that we need to consider: the faithfulness of the past, how they were saved from the slavery land to the land of promise and from there. He expressed the anger of God and begged God to forgive man and give us His salvation, but when he got to verses ten to twelve, he started emphasizing on righteousness.
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Righteousness will look down from heaven. Wow! Despite His anger toward mankind, righteousness will still spring out of His throne, this is amazing.
The second point is:
Righteousness shall go before Him and set us in the way of His steps: Because of His anger towards man, righteousness is needed and for what purpose, to set man in His way, to bring man back on his fit, to save man from the anger of God. If this is it, then it is important for us to know what righteousness is.
Righteousness is a free gift of God. Humanly speaking, man cannot be righteous. Jesus brought our righteousness and gave it to us. See 2Corinthians 5: 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. God was in Jesus, and by His righteousness, He brought us to God in Him, we became the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and His righteousness saved us from the anger of God because Jesus paid the penalty of sin for all.
I wonder how man would have faced the wrath of God if Jesus didn’t come to intervene, see this scripture:
1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
We were unrighteous. He gave His righteousness to us to grant us access to the Father. May I say at this juncture that the fruit of righteousness is holiness to God and godliness to the people. If you claim to be righteous, you must portray holiness and godliness.
My Counsel and Homework
Ø Appreciate the work of righteousness that Christ did for us.
Ø Always remember that the fruit of righteousness is holiness and godliness, be holy and be godly
Ø Jesus has saved us from His anger, don’t go back to your sin anymore, be holy says the scripture.
Father, I appreciate your work of righteousness, I was once in the darkness but you saved me by your mighty hand, I choose to stay in you, and I will cherish this love forever. Thank you, Jesus.