Seeds of Righteousness
the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.—Proverbs
There are many ways to invest our lives, but none offers greater reward than
devoting ourselves to the pursuit of righteousness. Every area of our lives
should reflect the holiness of God that is ours by salvation: our thoughts, so
that nothing we think about would be inappropriate for a child of God; our
actions, so that our lives demonstrate that we serve a holy God; our integrity,
so that we are above reproach in all our relationships.
Are you taking God's righteousness in your life for granted? Righteousness is
something you must allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. Instead of sowing
holy thoughts, are you allowing evil and sinful thoughts to grow in your mind?
Are you allowing lust to grow unchecked within you? Does enmity, bitterness,
jealousy, or unforgiveness remain in your life? Jesus said if we seek first God
and His righteousness, everything else will follow (Matt. 6:33).
There is great reward in sowing righteousness. What are you presently doing
to plant holiness in your life? (1 Pet. 1:15). How
are you putting righteousness in your mind so that your thoughts are holy? How
are you cultivating righteousness in your relationships so that you maintain
your integrity? Are you instilling righteousness in your activities so that your
life is above reproach? If you want to harvest righteousness in your life
tomorrow, you must plant seeds of righteousness today.—Experiencing God Day