Psalm 106 verse 3
(happy, fortunate, to be envied)
are those who
[treating others fairly]
and who do right
and are in right standing with God
at all times.
Blessed - means...
God especially blesses this kind of individual.
The individual described is a righteous person.**
** Not a perfect person but one who wants to do better and makes it a priority to try to follow God. The Bible calls this "practicing righteousness" - for example in 1 John 2:29 NKJV.
explains to us...
"For it is you [God] who blesses the righteous man,
O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield."
Psalm 5:12 NASB
David is referring to God, when he wrote:
He leadeth me
in the paths of
for his name sake.
The Lord always leads us
So if we are following Him,
we will go toward righteousness.
"What would Jesus do?"
That was a popular phrase a few years ago.
The phrase was created to inspire people to follow the Bible.
If we want to "follow" Jesus, then we are going to have to deal with the topic of "righteousness."
For our prayers,
David teaches us to say:
"Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness."
Psalm 5a KJV
The Secret to following the Lord
Drawing Closer to Him.
But as for me,
I get as close to him [God] as I can!
Psalm 73:28 TLB
I follow close behind you,
protected by your strong right arm.
Psalm 63:8 TLB
I need to follow You more closely.
Forgive me, Lord, for putting other things in front of you.
I need to draw closer to You.
Today I re-dedicate myself to You.
I re-commit myself to following You and Your Word.
In Jesus' name I pray,
James 1:22 TLB
is speaking about the Bible when it says...
And remember, it is a message to obey,
not just to listen to.
So don’t fool yourselves.
Proverbs 3:21 TLB says...
Wisdom is knowing and doing right.
I submit that we could also say...
Righteousness is knowing and doing right.
Knowing = Revelation (from the Bible)
Doing = Motivation and action to do what God says
If we believe God's Words, we want to obey them.
Revelation and Motivation are needed.
Revelation + Motivation = Righteous walking with God
Jesus IS our righteousness
Jesus declares that we must make obedience a priority.
If a man loves me,
he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him.
If ye love me,
keep my commandments.
Then Jesus said to His disciples,
"If anyone wishes to come after Me,
he must deny himself and
take up his cross and
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2 Timothy 2:22 NIV
Flee the evil desires of youth and
Being filled with the
fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ,
unto the glory and praise of God.
I desire to be filled with the
fruits of righteousness.
Lead me, Lord.
I will yield to you.
In Jesus Name I pray,
Part 5 - A Helpful Reminder
- often -
There are many times each week
when we have to decide in that moment
Jesus or sin
will sit on the throne of our life.
Psalm 89:14 NAS tells us about God's Throne...
justice (treating people fairly)
are the foundation of
Your [God's] throne."
Question: What or Who is on your throne today?
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