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The Righteousness Way Leads to Hope!

        From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!  Psalm 113:3. The most important thing about any of us is what we believe about our Lord God.
         Do you remember hearing someone say, “I wish people would be kind, loving, or good?”  These qualities come only from God and knowing Him.
         God is the source of all righteousness, which is the moral standard for the universe. God’s commandments define the way of righteous behavior.
         What does it take to have righteous thoughts, speech, and behavior? Faith in God. Believing in the One who created the Heavens and the Earth.  The One who loves us so much He sent His One and Only Son, Jesus, to come to earth to pay the sacrifice for our sins. 
         Jesus is the Way, the Life, and the Way.  Jesus promises He will be with us always, to the end of the age.  What will never end?  So now faith, hope, and love abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13.
         Life with Christ Jesus is an endless hope, without Him, it is a hopeless end.  Jesus is the Light for our life, showing us the way.  Each day of Sunshine reminds me of the glory of God, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. The Righteousness of God changes our hearts through Christ Jesus and His infinite love.
         What did God create after He created the heavens and the earth? And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.  Genesis 1:3-5.
         What is righteousness?  Freedom from the guilt of sin. Other words for righteous include true, upright, right, moral, honest, and honorable, not on just one day, but always.  This is our God who made us who loves us.
         In all things, God has a plan and carries it through because He loves us. No man can create, plan, or carry through like our Father God. Jesus gave us the two great commandments to follow.  Love God and love one another.  How far does this love go? And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:14-15.
         How can we accept His Word as Truth if we wear ‘Eve’s Hat,’ wanting to be our own god? Then we cannot accept the wonders and miracles God has placed before us in His creations and miracles.
         Our life changes when we choose His Righteousness Way.  And we will find joy and peace (fruit of the spirit) and the deep desire to follow Him all the way.
         Everyone worships someone or something. We have a choice to choose the blessings of Jesus or the things in the world. Whatever we choose to follow, we will soon reflect in our lives.
         These are some scriptural promises we can claim when tempted to stray. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth Psalm 145:17-18.
          “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”  I Peter 3:10-12.
          No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen Him or known Him.  Little children let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as He is righteous.  I John 3:6-7 
         Our Righteousness leads to the forever hope and joy. May the joy of our Lord be ours without end.  Each time you see the sunrise or the sunset, know we are seeing a miracle our Lord provides to remind us His Love and His Righteousness.  We so easily forget His Majesty and Magnificence.
         I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to Him, for I rejoice in the Lord.  Psalm 104:33-34.
         New Name Written Down in Glory, Jesus is Mine.
     See, I’m now a new creation in Christ, The old has gone, there’s new life.   I live by faith, not by sight.
     There is a new name written down in glory, I’ve met the author of my story.  I am who I am because The I Am tells me who I am!
                     People and Songs

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