Righteousness!

The UNrighteousness in our world

smothers

and sickens

and depresses

 

Everywhere

unrighteousness

 

Unholiness

 

Evil

 

 

That is why

I choose this day

 

to SHOUT in words

my adoration

of my righteous God!!

 

His righteousness

obliterates the darkness

 

In fact

His righteousness

brings out the grotesque hideousness

of evil

 

and shows it for what it is

before holy God

 

We would do well to run toward the LIGHT

and not the dark

 

But the darkness pulls at the heels

of human frailty

 

dragging away those meant to be Light-Bearers,

Divine image-bearers

 

into tunnels

and holes

desperate

and depraved

 

feeling as if hope

is not for them

 

…but it is

 

Hope was always meant

for desperate

depraved

depressed hearts

 

Righteous, beautiful God

provides that HOPE

 

I choose!

to stand with hands held high

in praise of the One and Only

righteous all-on-His-own

God Almighty!

 

His white

and His red

changed my black

to white pristine

 

My Jesus

MY Jesus

is

righteous

holy

and

perfect

 

and His justice demands

evil answers to righteousness

 

I will stand in the spotless robe

lovingly given to me

sacrificially

 

And I will shout

and whisper

and repeat

 

“I praise You righteous God,

and I will tell of Your righteousness

throughout this life

You have given to me!”

 

~  Susie Stewart

 

My tongue will tell of Your righteous acts all day long…

– Psalm 71:24 (NIV)

 

He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].

– 2 Corinthians 5:21 (AMP)

 

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with Him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith.

– Philippians 3:8,9 (NLT)

 

I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

– Psalm 7:17 (NIV)

 

Photo by Nicole Stewart

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Amen Susie!

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