Tag Archive | righteousness

Just Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:4 NASB

Sometimes all we can do is throw our hands up and rejoice.

Sometimes it is easy. . . And sometimes it is hard.

When it is hard, rejoicing will refresh your perspective, lighten your burdens, and most of all redirect your thoughts, plans, motives, ideas, down heartedness, and eyes back to the One in whom we rejoice. Our Savior. Our Redeemer. Our Rock. Our solid ground. Our cornerstone. Our God! Our Everything!!

🌹GOD, I will rejoice greatly in You, my Lord. My soul will rejoice in my God; For You have clothed me with garments of salvation, and wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. In You, Lord God I will rejoice. In Jesus name, amen.
(Isaiah 61:10 NASB)

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Proclaim the Light

Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,
“I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the nations,
To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
Isaiah 42:5‭-‬7 NASB

Jesus, Light of the world, I will arise and shine for Your light has come and Your glory has risen before me. In Your hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind yet Your Light shone in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it. You are the Lord God, who upholds my right hand, Who says to me, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
I pray for Your chosen people, a royal priesthood, a people for Your own possession, that we will be bold in proclaiming the excellencies of You who called us out of darkness into Your marvelous Light. Spirit of God who made me, breath of the Almighty who gives me life; Spirit of the Lord God be upon me, anoint me to bring good news to the afflicted; to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners by Your Almighty power. In Your name and for Your glory Lord God, amen.
Isaiah 60:1/Job 12:10/Isaiah 41:13/

John 1:5/1 Peter 2:9/Job 33:4/Isaiah 61:1 NASB

🌹Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. They will say of Me, ‘Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame. In the Lord all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory.”
Isaiah 45:22‭-‬25 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Search Me, Try Me

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 NASB

Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. As You have declared Lord God. “Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you”, I turn now from every evil way in me. Help me amend my deeds and seek no other God but You. Incline my ear to listen to You Lord God. O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness and make my way straight before me. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. In the glorious name of Jesus, amen.
(Psalms 26:2/Ezekiel 18:30/Jeremiah 35:15/Psalms 5:8/Psalms 143:8‭, ‬10‭-‬11 NASB)

🌹Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6a NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Friday Praise: Salvation

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

🌹O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
Thank you God for the forgiveness of my sin and Your grace that has clothed me with salvation and wrapped me in the robe of Jesus’s righteousness. Wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness for my good and Your glory. In Jesus name, amen.
(Isaiah 25:1 NASB)

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Cost of Deliverance

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 11:4 NASB

“In the day of wrath”. As I read this verse I thought of the wrath that is being brought down on the Ukraine right now.
Where are the riches? Where is the security and peace of these riches? Are these riches profitting any of those in the midst of wrath?
One day a great wrath is coming on all mankind:

Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the Lord’s wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Zephaniah 1:18 NASB

The only thing that will save anyone from death is . . . Righteousness. And since no human has a righteousness of their own we must put on the robe of righteousness, which is Jesus Christ.

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

🌹Jesus Christ became to us righteousness. Will you be depending on the riches of this world or on the  righteousness of Jesus Christ?

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Clothed & Walking

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

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ”:
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Job 29:14 NASB
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Galatians 3:27 NASB
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:24 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— So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Colossians 3:10‭, ‬12 NASB
We are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, His righteousness! We are clothed in the holiness of truth according to the image of God. Let us put on the new self that is being sanctified, renewed to a true knowledge of God. We are chosen of God, holy and beloved, so let’s put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and . . .
“Make no provision for the flesh in regard to it’s lust.”
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
1 Peter 2:11 NASB

🌹But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Until I Declare

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

Do you ever experience this Psalmist’s elation? Does it last all day long? Is your everyday life filled with praise to God? As you meditate (think on) all that God has done for you, what is your response to God and what are you motivated to do? Hopefully it is to do as this psalmist did. . .

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come. For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
Psalms 71:18-19 NASB

🌹Praise God for His righteousness and the great things He has done!!! I will declare!

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Never Ashamed

In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed. In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Psalms 71:1‭-‬2 NASB

In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge: let me never be ashamed.
I trust. I wait, for none who wait for You will be ashamed. I have taken refuge in You, my Rock of strength, my Fortress. For Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God. (Psalm 23:1-3; 25:11; 17:6)

🌹Not ashamed for I wait for You, Amen.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Only Jesus Saves

“Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves,” declares the Lord God.
Ezekiel 14:13‭-‬14‭ NASB

though these three men were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord God, “they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the country would be desolate.
Ezekiel 14:16‭ NASB

even though these three men were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord God, “they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters, but they alone would be delivered.
Ezekiel 14:18‭ NASB

even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord God, “they could not deliver either their son or their daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.”
Ezekiel 14:20 NASB

🌹Four times in one chapter the Lord God declares that we can’t deliver, save anyone by our righteousness. Only Jesus can deliver by His righteousness unto salvation. 

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Clothed

And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.
Ezekiel 44:13‭ NASB

Thank God the Father for His Son, Jesus, that we don’t have to bear our shame and abominations committed.
Thank you Jesus for taking our shame and abominations and clothing us with Your eternal righteousness.

When they (Levitical priests) go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.
Ezekiel 44:19 NASB

Clothed with the righteousness of Jesus we are forgiven. Clothed in His holiness we share His saving grace with others as His holy priests. Jesus made all the difference.

🌹What are you wearing?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon