“TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.” (Psalms 119:137)
Where I live in Southern Brazil is a spot where parrots migrate through. They arrive in the hundreds, if not thousands, and rest in the trees around our farm. They are not there very long before they lift off and head to wherever it is they are going to next. The sound of their squawking and calling is almost deafening and you HAVE to stop what you are doing and go outside and listen to them.
Sometimes, you and I need to take a moment and STOP what we are doing and LOOK at what God’s Word says about His righteousness. If we neglect to do so, we will slide into a form of worldly thinking that would have us to believe that He winks at sin, won’t throw anyone into hell and loves what the Bible says He actually hates.
Today, I am going to put some Scripture in here to remind us of Who our God is.
He is Righteous!
“O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.” (Daniel 9:7)
“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.” (Romans 9:14)
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)
“For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?” (Psalms 18:31)
“For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” (Psalms 11:7)
This means God is just. He will reward the deeds of the wicked justly. He will defend His people justly. But most of all He deemed necessary and then accepted the payment of our sins to be through His Son, Jesus Christ. Dwell in that thought for a minute. It was a perfect, just action….and it was done out of love for you and me.
God cannot act outside the perameters of His Righteousness, to do so would be UNjust and that is IMPOSSIBLE.
These will be important as we go into looking at tomorrow’s verse. Either we believe God is a Holy, Just and Righteous God, or we don’t. Take time to dwell in Him and remind yourself of His attributes!
Until Next Time, Lord willing,