To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Today sees the final episode from Psalm 92:12-15, and the subject of what makes a righteous man – a man of God. In “A Righteous Man” the psalmist refers to the righteous as stately trees and I asked whether as His trees are our roots soaking in God’s Word. In “Planted To Flourish” I introduce you to Almighty God the Gardener, planting His righteous ones in His house (the church). His planting plan is for family unity amongst His children. In “Still Serving Him!” we confront the Biblical reality that as God’s servants we do not retire until He calls us home. The righteous grow and flourish in their service of Him being a rich source of wisdom for younger believers. So today we ask the question what is the purpose in the life, growth and calling home of the righteous?
Foremost the purpose of the righteous man is to “declare that the Lord is upright” – the life being a witness and testimony of the living God and His great works in this world. It is to stand out boldly for Him in contrast to the sinful world, proclaiming His righteousness over all evil that we encounter. To live a life thus is to openly and unashamedly praise Him in all things regardless of the personal cost. This is the ultimate purpose of the life of a righteous man.
Dear reader, to live a life for God is not a sprint but it is a marathon with a reward beyond our understanding at the finish line. In His care we grow and flourish, bearing Holy fruit every day until He calls us home. Let us hold firmly to Him who is our Rock of Righteousness;
For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3
In Him we have value all the days of our life; let us follow God each day shining for Him as we walk with His Son, Jesus Christ.
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