Love and righteousness
Categories: THE WORD, Weekly Messages

2017.08.20 Sunday Message

Historical record: A spirit’s authority, fame, and position.  Love and righteousness show up clearly as the spirit’s beauty.

Matthew 16: 27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”

Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.

Romans 2:6-11  God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”  To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.  There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

It is difficult for people to live unrighteously and it is also difficult for people to live righteously. In fact, all living is difficult.

However, living unrighteously is far more comfortable than living righteously.  Posture too – a slack posture is more comfortable than a straight posture.

But with a straight posture, you rarely become affected by spinal diseases. Similarly, if you live righteously and are upright in both faith and life, you will not suffer a negative fate. However, living righteously is much more difficult and grueling.

Living righteously is as difficult as maintaining a straight posture constantly. However, even though it is difficult, your entire body benefits from keeping your posture straight, as your spinal bones don’t become misaligned. In the same way, if you live righteously and perfectly, you will benefit because your life follows a normal path and turns out properly.

You have to make your faith, heart, thoughts, and actions proper and perfect, just as you would keep your body’s posture straight.

Since it is your own body, you can keep your posture straight if you work on it all of the time. Faith too – if you keep it upright at each moment, it will remain righteous.

I hope for you to live while putting the Lord’s Word into practice every day.