Thought For today - July 19 - Choose Righteousness !
Thought For Today - July 19 - Choose Righteousness !
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If we must make a choice between riches and righteousness, if we must choose between mammon and Christ, then Christ and his righteousness must be our choice if we are truly the "born again" children of God.
"Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead." Proverbs 11: 4-8
If we must live wickedly to obtain riches, then we are fools if we subscribe to riches because wicked living leads to death; but righteous living in Christ leads to the true riches, that is - to be joint heirs with Christ forever and enjoy the riches of our father's house forever.
We do not have to do wicked works to live wickedly. We are wicked from the beginning. We were born with a wicked nature to do evil. Righteousness is imputed to us when we by faith receive Christ as our Lord and Savior.
"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple." Psalm 27: 4
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