righteousness

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Jesus, in Matthew 6:33, KJV) They call me Bird Dog. I explore areas in my town, eager to bring back a bird to drop at my master’s feet.  I open doors and scramble up stairwells, and […]

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But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ  and be found in […]

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If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;  as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. (Phil. 3:4-6) […]

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For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Rom. 14:17,18) It's the last day of August and  bushes are overflowing with rich blackberries. Tim, […]

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“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…” (Ephesians 6:14) Would you wear a bullet-proof vest if it had an 80-90% efficiency rating? In June 2005, Second Chance, the largest supplier of U.S. bullet-proof vests, recalled 100,000 vests made with Zylon. Research showed that […]

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