March 7, 2014

“Love does not Rejoice in Unrighteousness, but Rejoices with the Truth”

Genesis 6:9

In the Old Testament, men and women were called righteous because they did right things. Our New Testament understanding is correct: righteousness is something we are, not something we do. We are right before God because we are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus.

But, keep in mind though we cannot save ourselves by doing right things, as God’s children, we can strive to obey his Word in our thoughts and our actions.