Scrambling For Righteousness

May 30th, 2017

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Proverbs 11:19-31

We who live where good food and clean water are both available and affordable know little of real hunger and thirst. We see videos of people without these necessities due to war or famine scrambling over one another to catch bags of rice or bottles of water tossed from an aid truck. The scene seems undignified. “Why don’t they just line up and take their turn. Somebody could get killed in that melee,” we may think. We think this way because we have no idea what real hunger and thirst are all about. There is no room for dignity in starvation or severe dehydration.

When awakened to our true spiritual condition by the Holy Spirit we fully comprehend our desperate plight and acknowledge our inability to satisfy that need by ourselves. When it comes to righteousness we are all beggars. Righteousness is something we receive, a gift from the hand of God’s infinite grace. For those who will lay aside their self-sufficient delusions and by faith humble themselves–fullness awaits.

Author: Duane Brush


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