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THEME: THE RIGHTEOUS Acts 22:14-16 NIV “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see... Revelation of the Word:


Acts 22:14-16 NIV

“Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’”


-Jesus Christ is the Righteous One. According to 1 John 2:1-2 Jesus is refered to as our Advocate with the Father for He died for the sins of the whole world. Jesus is the Righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8), pointing to the Last Day. We are made righteous through the righteousness of Christ Jesus and we are called to seek His face and accept Him in our hearts and receive His salvation.


The theme righteous delivers the message of justice and integrity. Several scriptures reveal people who were just and righteous before God. Job was a righteous, blameless and upright man, he feared God and shunned evil (Job 1:1). Joseph husband to Mary mother of Jesus was a just man (Matthew 1:19-20). Cornelius the centurion was a righteous and God-fearing man, who was respected by all the Jewish people (Acts 10:22), among others. The Lord blessed these men and granted them favor and grace. Even though some like Job went through many afflictions, the Lord delivered him from them all (Psalm 34:19). The righteous lead blameless lives and their children are blessed after them (Proverbs 20:7). The righteous man’s integrity impacts not only his own life but also the lives of his children. The blessings mentioned are both material and spiritual, suggesting that the children are more likely to follow in the righteous path and enjoy the resulting benefits. These blessings transcend to their descendants, creating a legacy of virtue and divine favor. We are called to always seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things shall be added to us (Matthew 6:33). We are also reminded that the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).


Dear Lord Jesus we worship You and give You glory and praise, let Your righteousness reign in our lives, homes, families, churches, communities, government and nation. May You forgive us all our sins and iniquities and wash us with Your precious blood dear Lord Jesus. May You grant all people the gift of salvation and let all the people know You and acknowledge You as our Lord and Savior. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. May Your righteousness and justice reign in our nation dear Lord Jesus, and peace be found in every homestead. Oh God of all creation may You bless this our land and nation, may Your justice be our shield and defender, may help us to dwell in unity, peace and liberty and may plenty be found within our boarders. May Your hear our prayers and respond to our hearts desires loving Abba Father. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord Jesus. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Psalms 64:1-10, Psalms 121:1-8

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