Proverbs 21:21 He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honour.
In the journey of life, it is one thing to discover the route to righteousness, but totally another to follow it. People with treasure maps do not uncover treasure chests unless they read the map and follow it!
So, it is, with the Bible, our guidebook to eternal life!
Though we are weak and make mistakes, the Bible says our righteousness is not blemished by sin, because “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
Our God, so wants us to be with Him that He gave His only son as a sacrifice for all humanity. He knows that we are not perfect. Yet, His love for us is perfect!
In this world, when someone loves us unconditionally it becomes hard not to love them back. Over time we do everything possible to return the love that was shown to us.
God loves us more than anyone in this world! When we take God’s love for granted and do as we please, we are not only hurting God, but ourselves.
So how do we remain righteous? Do we follow the laws of the Old Testament?
Righteousness is not determined by laws. It is determined by the intent of our hearts to do what is right in the sight of God. Proverbs 21:2 says, “People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart.”
“A man after God’s own heart, David, was not born with a heart that was different from ours. He worked at transforming his heart into one that connected with God.” – Bethel AG Digital Magazine.
Though he sinned, God was pleased with his constant effort to make things right. The Bible honoured David by calling Jesus ‘The Son of David’ on many occasions.
To discover how David transformed his heart and became the most prominent king of Israel, read on from page 7 in the link below: