Are we righteous?

Yesterday, in our martial arts class. we talked about whether we are righteous.

We have a little bible study at the end of each, because it’s a Christian class, and ultimately for the glory of God, and the subject was simply this. Are We Righteous?

In Genesis 18:23-26. Abraham pleads for the city of Sodom.

And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

 So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”

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He started with 50, but again, and again, lowered the number until it became Ten.

then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?”

And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.”

So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

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I think that Abraham was pretty sure that at least ten people would be righteous, after all he had family in that city!

But There wasn’t even ten. But God did have mercy on Lot and his family (Abraham’s relatives) leading them out.

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right·eous
ADJECTIVE
(of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.

“feelings of righteous indignation about pay and conditions” ·

“he is a good, righteous man, I am sure”
synonyms: good · virtuous · upright · upstanding · decent · worthy ·
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So here’s the Challenge. If God would come to your city, looking for at least 10 righteous, Would you be one of them? Think about that.
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Here’s the secret. Jesus himself gives it to us!
Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Amen.
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3 comments on “Are we righteous?

  1. I so consistently fail that I can’t say I am. . . Thanks be to God that he give us a way.
    Ephesians 1:7
    “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”

    • We all strive so hard to be righteous, yet always fall so short of it. Thankfully God is always there to forgive us, help us back up, and guide us in our daily lives with his wisdom. Though, we don’t always acknowledge his help when we should. Oh the countless times I’ve failed to follow him and fell, well, lets just say often times its a very long fall for me. Thank God for his grace and forgiveness, and that he’s willing to put up with someone like me. 🙂

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