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Friday, May 15, 2015

Lifestyle Of The Righteous

Psalm 1:1-6

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, not sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

This is the first of a three-part series of discussions in my attempt to highlight the lifestyle of the righteous and how we face our enemies as well as having a midnight talk with God as we shine bright the light of Christ in this world that is filled with all manner of evil. That said, our next two topics will be facing your enemy with confidence, and a midnight talk with God.
Let's begin with a comparative look at the lifestyle of the righteous to that of the ungodly. The righteous seek to know and do the will of God by delighting himself in the law of God whereas the ungodly not so much. The ungodly are like the chaff that will be blown away and condemned to eternal separation from God. The righteous will flourish like a tree that is planted by rivers of water and will prosper in the grace of God's love (v.3).  Being planted in the Word of God, the righteous will bear fruits of the Spirit as recorded in Galatians 5:22-23. This is because the righteous are the called out people of God who have been sanctified, justified and redeemed by Christ's atoning work on Calvary's cross and are now members of God's holy nation of people. The righteous died with Christ to sin and rose with Him to a life of righteousness and wear the righteous garment of God's salvation. 
Let us close by saying the righteous walk according to God's way while the ungodly walk in the way of the world, which is apart from God.
The righteous will live forever; the ungodly is condemned to eternal death. Which do you choose?

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