“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11
The only thing that will follow a man all through eternity is righteousness and its twin, holiness. Every other achievement begins and ends here on earth.
Paul admonished young Timothy, his son in the faith, to prioritize righteousness. The world does not appreciate righteousness, and this shouldn’t be strange to a real child of God because the world hates Christ and His glory.
Jesus offered His life as a ransom so that the fallen race of Adam can regain righteousness.
Beloved, you are advised to live this life of righteousness no matter what happens around us. Many other saints of God followed after righteousness until they passed on to glory. Enoch lived such a life and God was so pleased with him that He took him alive to heaven.
Believers must demonstrate this righteous life by showing godliness, love and patience towards others. We are to brighten the corner where we are by our exemplary life. Remember, our life is like a book and people are reading it.
Let others see Jesus in us so that they can glorify our Father who is in heaven.
Our life is like a book
Live with eternity in view.
Holy Father, help me to live righteously always, in Jesus’ name. Amen
*By DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY.