Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 8-21-20

Proverbs 14:34 AMP
Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity and virtuous character] exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Righteousness is an attribute that belongs to God and, because of his great Love for his human creation, God has offered this holy life to us as a gift. Humanity apart from a relationship with God is unrighteous and due to sin lives rebellious to the Word. The righteousness of God is imparted to us when we accept and believe in the Son of God—Jesus the Messiah—for salvation from sin. People tend to think righteousness is connected to doing what “feels right” to each person, but that is wrong thinking according to the Word. If living according to how we feel in our hearts was righteousness, right and wrong would actually be relative to each person. Therefore, God proclaims his righteousness is based on his terms and that is the righteousness that leads to life with him. If this nation—the United States of America—wants to experience the blessing of God rather than the judgment of God, then we need to honor his authority to set the boundaries of righteousness and live in harmony with his Word. Obedience and blessing go together. May believers across this nation start praying and interceding for an awakening of every soul to the spiritual reality of Almighty God.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your righteous standard revealed in your Word. I pray for this same standard to be raised up in this nation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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