RIGHTEOUNESS BRINGS PEACE!
The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever (Isaiah 32:17).
Righteousness and peace go together. Wherever there is righteousness, peace is bound to occur. That is the reason why Jesus Christ says in John 14:27, “Peace I live with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The peace of God surpasses all human understanding. The Bible says that there is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48:22). It is only those who are righteous that will have the peace of God. Therefore, righteousness brings God’s everlasting peace. Without righteousness there can never be peace of God.
In the Old Testament, truth and judgment reigned supreme. That was the reason why there was instant judgment for any kind of sin committed. In fact, there was no mercy and grace for anyone. But with the coming of Jesus Christ; truth, mercy and grace came together. No wonder the Psalmist says in Psalm 85:10, “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.” Of course, where there is righteousness of God, peace will always prevail. In a nutshell, peace is the by-product of righteousness.
Moreover, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is our righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30). The righteousness of Jesus Christ is the only requirement that actually met the standard of God. Human righteousness no matter how pious it becomes is like a filthy rag in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6). But the righteousness of God brings peace and justification. That was the reason why Apostle Paul says in Romans 5:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus Christ’s righteousness brings peace and joy into the life of a Christian.
Daily Tip: Righteousness and peace go together. Without righteousness of God there can never be peace. Shalom!
Golden Text: Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace (Psalm 37:37).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Father! My Father! I receive the righteousness of Jesus Christ into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind every filthy rag in my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For further study: Romans 6. RBT: JEREMIAH 12-16.
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