Righteousness = Success?


The stubborn teen, who has all the toys and friends anyone could want.  The successful college grad, who knows how to meld into any social event.  The proud man of middle age, who can prove his successfulness by the things he has acquired.  The dutiful housewife who is adored by so many in her community.  The angry old man or woman, who causes children to avoid that certain portion of sidewalk.

All these, and such an endless variety more, think they have it all, because they have what they want, and know how to get more.  To them, righteousness is what they are in the process of becoming.

The worker, bent over from working hard for a living.  The champion beer drinker, who works hard at some company where he has become important.  The young woman who knows how to get what she wants.  The rebellious young man, who hates everything and everyone.

All these, and such an endless variety more, think they have it all, because they have what they want and know how to get more.  To them, righteousness is what they are in the process of becoming.

But not before God!  Before the Holy Throne of God is only One Righteous individual.  There will never be more.  His name is Holy.  His name is Jesus, the Christ.

You think you’re a righteous person?  Then you don’t know anything about what righteousness is.  Study the nature of the Christ, as found in the New Testament.  Compare His Holy devotion to truth to yours.  You’ll soon find out what righteousness really is.

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