- Isaiah 64:66 "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;we all shrivel up like a leaf,and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
- Matthew 5:19-20 "For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."
Isaiah and Jesus make it sound really hard. So what then is this righteousness that we should hunger and thirst for?
Looking more closely, we find that it is Jesus who is OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
- 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 "...you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
- Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNES (Jesus), for they will be filled."
What about before the New Testament?
- Galatians 3:6 says, "Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
We are all broken and messed up sinners in need of cleaning up our act... making things right... in need of Righteousness... in need of a Savior. So, why do we judge each other within the family of God? None of us are righteous! When you point a finger at me, you are pointing 3 back at yourself.
Join me today, in focusing on Jesus.
- Have God put a song on your heart, like I talked about yesterday.
- Write one of these scriptures down on a card and memorize it throughout the day.
- Talk to God outloud... silently... Just communicate with your Father!
- Be Jesus' hands and feet today - SERVE!
JESUS, I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU...
I'M HUNGERING AND THIRSTY FOR YOU...
BECAUSE YOU ARE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS!
"But seek first
and all these things
will be given to you as well."