Loving Righteousness

Hebrews 1:9 KJV

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

 

The testimony of God concerning Christ is, “Thou hast loved righteousness”.   The testimony goes on to say the Christ “hated iniquity”. Perhaps our hatred for iniquity, or sin, would be better received if we were known first for loving righteousness. How completely we ought to love righteousness:

  • In the practice of it
  • In the encouraging of others engaged in the like practice
  • In the study of and bettering ourselves in it
  • In the humble avoidance of making ourselves known for it (a true practice of righteousness will not seek to be known but will naturally become known)
  • In the prayer for it

 

Righteousness; God help us love it and to love it more.

 

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

Hebrews 1:9 Loving Righteousness

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The Thing That Should Matter Most

1 Thessalonians 3:2 KJV

And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

 

1 Thessalonians 3:7 KJV

Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

 

Paul’s concern for the believers in Thessalonica compelled him to send Timothy to check on them and to comfort them in their faith. The comfort went both ways. When Timothy returned, his report concerning them and their faith became a comfort to Paul.

 

I note that Paul’s concern was not over their persecution, which they most certainly endured. He was not cold and calloused about it but realized that there was a much bigger concern than physical hardship; he was concerned for their faith.

 

That thing we ought to care most about for one another is our faith.

 

We have it turned around these days where faith is nearly thought of as a by-product of Christian life while:

  • Success
  • Prosperity and
  • Health

are thought of as the big issues.

 

We need to get things back where they belong; focus on strengthening the faith of ourselves and others while we neglect not caring for the other things.

 

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

 

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