Category Archives: Righteousness

Righteousness and Peacefulness

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, … Continue reading

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The Righteous Sing Joyfully

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Psalm 33:1 There are so many beautiful old church hymns, magnificent contemporary Christian melodies, and glorious gospel songs that miraculously move our hearts and … Continue reading

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A Pure Heart

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Nothing could be more important than a pure heart as we continue forward in the Advent season. Having a pure heart enables God … Continue reading

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The Light of the Righteous

The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. Proverbs 13:9 Last week, my wife and I went to the beach in Georgia for a few days of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The … Continue reading

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God Guards the Righteous

Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6 I love today’s passage because it commands us to remember that righteousness guards the man of integrity. I might even go a bit further and say that … Continue reading

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Holding the Tongue

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. Proverbs 11:12 Years after my diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s, I have had to literally bite my tongue to avoid verbalizing unkind thoughts passing … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25 I spent many days at sea in my six short years as a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps. The majority of … Continue reading

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Righteous Children of God

What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted. Proverbs 10:24 I love the words of today’s passage from Proverbs; what the righteous desire will be granted. In some ways it reminds me of what … Continue reading

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Guard Your Heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Perhaps that is why we must guard our hearts as Solomon so … Continue reading

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The Path of Righteousness

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18 I love mornings here at the Hornback Homestead, especially those with a beautiful sunrise. It sets the … Continue reading

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