Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Category: Righteousness

Righteousness

Sadly, the story of Jehoshaphat didn’t end well.  While he lived a life faithful to God, he did not cleanse the land from false worship which defiled the land and the people.

Righteousness (Relationship)

The chapter and verse divisions in our modern Bibles did not exist in the original and ancient scrolls. Jeremiah continues sharing God’s reasons for bringing judgement on Israel.

Before Israel could take possession of the land of her inheritance, she had to cleanse it of the defilement of the inhabitants. Today God’s command to kill every man, woman and child seems to be horrible and unfair; but it shows how intolerant God is of sin and the devastation it causes.

Righteousness

People have always tried to please God by doing activities for Him. They pray, give to charity, and spend hours in religious rituals.

Righteousness

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he quotes Psalm 36 as he argues that both Jews and Gentiles sin. Part of the complaint is that no one has the fear of the Lord.

Righteousness

Following Yeshua in the fear of the Lord leads to major life style changes.

Righteousness

There will come a day when God will judge the world. We all know He will judge the wicked; but we tend to forget that He will also judge Israel and followers of Yeshua.

Righteousness

Through God’s unique relationship with Israel, God would and continues use Israel to reveal His character to the rest of the world.

Righteousness

The fear of the Lord can be taught as well as “caught” by example.

Righteousness

Samuel was sad by Israel’s rejection of God and of his warnings.