We know that God wants us to do right. This He calls righteousness.
What is righteousness? Well, it’s telling the truth, it’s being kind, it’s behaving respectfully toward others…it’s many such virtues. The foundational virtue of all these, however, is faith. Faith in God. More specifically, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
So important is faith to God that He says it’s impossible to please Him without practicing it.
What is faith? It’s a conviction about God and His nature. It’s becoming and remaining convinced that God is good, that He always has our best interests at heart.
Therefore, whatever virtues you seek to cultivate in your quests for more righteous living, make sure you lay a daily foundation of moment-by-moment faith in Jesus Christ. For without a good foundation, the rest of your virtues will eventually collapse. Without the foundation of faith in your Lord, any other virtue will fail you in a time of testing. And we all are tested.
Believe in Him who will abundantly supply every virtue you need when and as you need it.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.