12 Truths about Righteousness

Righteousness

Righteousness, simply, is doing the right things at the right time, always.

  1. It exalts a nation – Proverbs 14:34
  2. Its work is peace – Isaiah 32:17a
  3. Its effect is quietness and assurance forever – Isaiah 32:17b
  4. It paves ways for all your needs – Mathew 6:33
  5. It offers protection – Psalms 34:15
  6. It offers timely divine assistance – Psalms 37:25
  7. It gives life – Proverbs 11:30
  8. It gives access to the Lord’s name – Proverbs 18:10
  9. It offers God’s Kingdom – Revelation 19:8
  10. It offers boldness – Proverbs 28:1
  11. The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth – Proverbs 11:31
  12. “There is none righteous, no not one.” – Romans 3:10, but we can be righteous by His grace. We are made righteous through the righteousness of Christ for the remission of our sins – Romans 3:25&28.

As you are climbing higher spiritually by being righteous, you begin to move higher on the rungs of the all-round success in life.

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Your Mouth or Your Hand, Which One Is More Powerful?

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“Don’t let God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.”

When I first heard that “A pen is mightier than a sword.”, I contested it until I was proved wrong based on being a figurative expression. In the same vein, when it comes to spiritual matters, the mouth is more powerful than the hand. Hear what the Word of God says in Ecclesiastes 5:6;

“Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin, neither say you before the angels that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at your voice (Deuteronomy 1:34) and destroy the work of your hands.”

The mouth is very powerful; it can cause the whole body to sin, to do the wrong thing against the fellow human being. How? As you are repeating one statement, again and again, you are sending a signal to the whole system to carry out a particular action. And if nothing is done to stop the statement, the brain will send a signal to the hand or another part of the body to perform or carry out the task.

But that is not where I am heading to today! The spiritual interpretation of the verse above is that our voices can destroy the works of our hands. As we are servants to the most high God, so also the angels; that is why the angel told John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.”

“Angels are there to serve you, that is why the angel said to John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.” John did not know this truth and had bowed down to worship the angel earlier on.” – Revelation 10:9

They are always around us as the children of God. They take instruction from God, and they also take instruction from us (human beings). Our words are as powerful as God’s! Whatever you say before the angels is taken as pieces of instruction to the heaven. They carry it directly as prayers to the father – God; and if it is negative, that is exactly what God is going to do.

“…: wherefore should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.” – Ecclesiastes 5:6

Those ten spies destroyed themselves and cut their destiny short; they couldn’t get to the Promise Land; they did that through their voices.

“And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying, surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers.” – Deuteronomy 1:34 – 35.

Caleb and Joshua could make it because of the positive words they altered. No matter what is happening to us presently, our words should be positive, because the angels, servants of God like us, are there to go and deliver the message to God who sent them, to come and hear the petition of we, His children. And whatever they hear is what they will deliver.


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Pride: An Expressway to Abasement and Destruction

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Pride simply means giving glory to oneself instead of God, for one’s achievement. Where there is pride, dwell abasement, and where destruction lives is not far from such a place.

“And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty, that you may bring them down.”  2 Sam. 22:28.

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Prov. 16:18). The word of God is sure, its integrity never deteriorate; every downfall of a man most of the time has its root in pride. Even as glorious and holy Lucifer (later became Satan) was, when an iota of pride was found in him, he was abased. Bible says in Ezekiel 28:17, “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty…,” he over-estimated his power, and he was reduced to nothing. Even when Paul was charging Timothy, he still made reference to this: “not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he falls into the condemnation of the devil.” (I Tim.3:6). Paul was trying to tell Timothy that anybody that you want to appoint as an overseer or a deacon must not be proud because the work of pride is to lead one to destruction, it is only the humble that the Lord gives grace to.

“But He gives more grace. Therefore, he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.” James 4:6. And also, I Peter 5:5 – “Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.”

This is the way God has been working from the beginning hitherto. History has many facts to back this up:

  • Uzzah (2 Sam. 6:6 – 7): Uzzah and Ahio are both sons of Abinadab. The reason Uzzah was struck to death by God was because of his irreverence to God. He touched the ark of God on the new cart. He over-estimated himself and his purity. This is sheer pride! This aroused God’s anger and he died instantly.
  • King Uzziah (2 Chronicle 26:15 – 16): A King of Judah in his time, because of his fame and strength, pride entered his being. Verse 16 reads: “But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: He went up to burn incense unto the Lord; the duty belongs not unto him but unto the priests, the sons of Aaron). What a great transgression against the Lord! The Lord struck him and he became leprous in his forehead unto the day of his death. He lost the throne to his son. He left for a separate house where he dwelt until his death.
  • Herod Agrippa (Acts 12: 19 – 23): Pride simply means giving glory to oneself instead of God, for one’s achievement. Where there is pride, dwell abasement, and where destruction lives is not far from such a place.

Acts 12: 21 – 23:

“And upon a set day, Herod arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, it is the voice of god, and not of a man. And immediately, the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory; and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.”

  • King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 5:20): “But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.” Verse 21 implies that Nebuchadnezzar, based on his pride, left excellence for obscurity. Pride makes one leave excellence for obscurity. Luke 14:11 says, “For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”

Others might not repent, but not Nebuchadnezzar, he came to the knowledge of God. “…till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appoints over it, whomever, he will.” Daniel 5:21.

Come to the knowledge of God and be humble, if not; pride will not only abase you but later will lead to your destruction. God forbid!


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The End Matters Most, authored by Peter Adewumi. (Print on Demand, eBook & Audio).

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Virtues for Riches (Motivational Series) by Peter Adewumi (Paperback and eBook)


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