Published September 1, 2005
by Legacy Publishing Services .
Written in English
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I stumbled upon a Scripture that had become quite familiar to me during my journey to adulthood: "Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart" (2 Timothy NIV).Author: Nicholas Jefferson. Aug -- Pursuing Righteousness -- Romans 羅馬書九章30節 -十章4節 -- 追求公義 -- 康 牧師. Pursuing Righteousness Introduction 1. To know what interests a man pursues is to know who the man really is. a) Those interests expose what’s important to us, thus revealing our hearts. b) The goals that we set will shape our character. We will become the person we. To “pursue righteousness” appears in Deut and Prov (cf., Sir , but also Herodotus ). The righteous person on Judaism was the person who was faithful to the covenant in tangible ways, they doing acts of righteousness. Godliness (εὐσέβεια) is a very general term which has been used often in the Pastoral letters.
The answer came the next day as I continued reading another book I’ve been reading “Believing God” by Beth Moore. Beth said “Beloved, absorb this principle: Every time we believe God, He credits it to our account as righteousness.” So in order to “pursue righteousness” we simply need to keep believing God. So I started my next. Pursuing righteousness begins when a humble heart seeks the continual presence of God (James ; 1 Peter ). The humble, believing heart leads to a lifestyle of righteous action acceptable to God (Psalm ). Pursuing righteousness means we become a “work in progress.” It’s perfected over time through our obedience to Him, and it slowly reveals itself as evidence of our faith. We work at it every day with the goal of seeing its true perfection one beautiful day when we see Jesus in person. The practice of righteousness means rejecting all bs says "The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace." One of the most disconcerting revelations of the past two years is the ease with which some in the Christian community embraced falsehoods that .
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 1 Timothy ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. And constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 1. To pursue righteousness is the way of life, because “righteousness delivers from death.” Proverbs The first step toward life is that we, by faith in the atonement, have righteousness reckoned to us without having done a single righteous deed. (Romans ) Pursue righteousness. The more we practice righteousness and pursue it, the greater our righteousness will be, as these Bible verses show: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” Proverbs Righteousness, then, includes the notion of God’s transforming power. Fifth, Paul speaks of grace reigning through righteousness (Rom. ), of the service of righteousness (Rom. –19; 2 Cor. ), and of submitting to God’s righteousness (Rom. ). Therefore, justification cannot be limited to legal categories.