Romans 1:17 - Insights into Righteousness.
Romans 1:17: Insights into Righteousness.
Romans 1:17 (NCV) The Good News shows how God makes people right
Righteousness is a big word in the Bible. Its used
hundreds of times. The Bible says that God loves righteousness and that
God is righteous. It says that one day God is going to judge the
world in righteousness. Psalm 23 says that God leads us in the paths
So what in the world does this word mean?
I once looked it up in a theological dictionary, and there
were 27 pages on the definition! But Ill boil it down to two
words: Righteousness is a relationship and a lifestyle.
Righteousness simply means being right with God. Romans 1:17
says, The Good News shows how God makes people right with
himself (NCV). The Good News is that God made us right with himself
through Jesus death as a payment for our sins. Because of Jesus
death, we can have a personal relationship with God.
Righteousness is also a lifestyle. It means living right as
God intends. The Bible says in 1 John 2:29, All who practice
righteousness are Gods true children (The Message).
So why should you care about being right with God? Because
its the only way to live, and its the only way to heaven.
When you are disconnected from God, youre not really
living; you just exist. Most people in the world arent really fully
alive. They just exist, trying to make it to the weekend. But to be
disconnected from your Creator is nonsense.
Life is not about the acquisition of things or the
achievement of goals. Life is about getting to know God - the one who loves
you and made you for a purpose. Youre not really living until
youre right with God and have a relationship with him.
Righteousness is also the way you get to heaven. God created
heaven as a place for his children that he loves, and he wants you to
be with him forever. He wants you to be in heaven, but hes not
going to force you to go to heaven. You can choose to be disconnected
from God here on Earth, but when your life on Earth is done, you will
not have a second chance to choose where you spend eternity.
You cant blame God, because he gives you the choice right
now to have a relationship with him. He wants you to choose to love
him! And when you do, you will be made right with him. It will change
your life, here on Earth and for eternity! [Daily Devotional by Rick
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: