Tag Archive | righteousness

His Name’s Sake

Dear Holy, Sovereign God,

For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalms 143:11 NASB

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
Psalms 25:5 NASB

Amen

🌹He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Return Faithless Ones

A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the Lord their God.

“Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to You; For You are the Lord our God.

Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”
Jeremiah 3:21‭-‬22‭, ‬25

They have lied about the Lord And said, “Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine. The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!” Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, “Because you have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them.
Jeremiah 5:12‭-‬14 NASB

Take the word of God to heart. As is the Old Testament so is today. We are to learn from history. God is righteous, holy, perfect and without Him we are nothing.

Have you forgotten the Lord your God? God is waiting to heal your faithlessness. Lie down in shame, let humiliation cover you; for the sin you have sinned against the Lord your God.

🌹 God, I humbly bow before You in shame for my disregard of Your way, neglecting Your Word, Your presence in my life, and being disobedient. Forgive my disobedience to Your voice, the voice of the Lord my God. Heal my faithlessness. Amen

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Jesus, Our Righteousness

I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10 NASB

The beauty of salvation and righteousness. As a bride and groom on their wedding day. God the Father, by Jesus the Son, adorns the believer with the garment of salvation and a robe of righteousness, not of our own doing, for that marriage feast to come.

🌹Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Revelation 19:7‭-‬8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 NASB

If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:10 NASB

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NASB

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:11 NASB

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Philippians 3:9 NASB

Grace & Compassion

Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 NASB

The Lord God of all creation, Sovereign God, full of grace and compassion is patient. He desires to show compassion and give grace. Do you long for Him?

Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:8‭-‬9 NASB

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB

For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
Isaiah 48:9 NASB

Great love has God for you. He is a just God, patient God, longing to bless with salvation. Restore fellowship with you. Walk with you, abide in you.

How will you respond?

🌹And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Isaiah 8:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

All Day Long

My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.
Psalms 71:8‭ NASB

But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long For I do not know the sum of them.
Psalms 71:14‭-‬15‭ NASB

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed. My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
Psalms 71:23‭-‬24 NASB

The psalmist here writes:

My heart is filled with Your praise and glory ALL DAY LONG.
I will hope CONTINUALLY and praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation ALL DAY LONG;
My lips and my soul which you have redeemed will shout for joy when I sing praises to you. My tongue also will utter Your righteousness ALL DAY LONG.

How often during your day is God on your mind? Do you notice His handiwork in your day? Are your thoughts ever focused on Him? Does your heart sing praises to His name? How much is God a part of your day?

🌹Jesus gave you His life. How much of your life do you give Him?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Righteous Rain

Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
Hosea 7:13 NASB

Thus says the Lord to this people, “Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the Lord does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account.”
Jeremiah 14:10 NASB

God’s people. Rebelling. Turning away from His way. Seeking our own way. God’s grace doesn’t mean we can live our lives opposite, contrary to His way. God wants a repentant and seeking heart.
Look around you. Are we living in the wake of our rebellion?

You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors,
Hosea 10:13 NASB

🌹Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
Hosea 10:12‭ NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Gladness of Heart

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
Psalms 89:14‭-‬17 NASB

Are you walking on the solid foundation of God’s righteousnes and justice, enjoying His lovingkindness and truth resonating in and through you?
Our walk with Almighty God is not for “a moment”. A moment of our need. A moment when we are suffering or in despair. Our walk with God is for all the moments, momentS that continue into eternity.
God, how blessed are we who walk in the light of Your countenance and rejoice in Your name ALL day long. It is by Your righteousness alone that we are exalted, for we have no righteousness of our own. You, Lord God, are the glory of our strength. By Your favor we are filled with joy that overflows to others.

🌹With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.
Psalms 98:6 NASB

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
Psalms 105:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

My Refuge

Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.
Psalm 16:1

Show Your wonderful faithfulness, Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.  Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
Psalms 17:7‭-‬8 NASB

In You, Lord , I have taken refuge; Let me never be put to shame; In Your righteousness rescue me.
Psalms 31:1 NASB

🌹 By Your faithfulness and righteousness, Lord God, I find refuge.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

God’s Faithfulness And Salvation

“I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O Lord, You know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.”
Psalms 40:9‭-‬10 NASB

“not hidden Your righteousness”:
David spoke of God’s righteousness. He did not hide it in his heart, he proclaimed it. Paul proclaimed also speaking to the elders in Ephesus.
“how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,”
“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.”
Acts 20:20‭, ‬27 NASB

“I have spoken of Your faithfulness and salvation”

“I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.”
Psalms 89:1 NASB

🌹 Are you proclaiming the righteousness and faithfulness of God to the church and all generations? Is His salvation that has been given to you, motivate you to tell others?

We are able by the power of God within us.

“You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.”
Psalms 40:11 NASB

“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.”
Psalms 43:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Church – Christian

if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:21‭-‬24 NASB

Lord, as a Christian, one called by You unto salvation and a new life; help me daily to lay aside my old self which is corrupted with sin and be renewed in the spirit of my mind, putting on the new self, Your likeness which is Your righteousness, holiness and truth.

In Jesus name, amen.

If you have heard Him and been taught in Him:

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13 NASB

Rid yourself of the old self:

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.        Colossians 3:8 NASB. (See also: James 1:21, 1 Peter 2:1)

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;   Romans 6:6 NASB

Put on the new self:

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13:14 NASB

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.   Romans 6:4 NASB

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB

and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him-Colossians 3:10 NASB

🌹Have you “indeed” “heard Him” and “been taught in Him”?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon