God's Children Practice Righteousness-Pt 1

  • Posted on: 31 August 2014
  • By: Jordan

Some contemporary Christians talk about righteousness as if it is a theory. This is a mistake! Number 25:1-13 makes righteousness practical. Verses 7-13 are excerpt to illustrate practical righteousness!
When Phinehas, son of Eleazar… saw [one of the Israelite men brought a Midianite woman into his tent, right before the eyes of Moses and all the people, as everyone was weeping at the entrance of the Tabernacle {v.6}], he took a spear and… thrust… it all the way through the man’s body and into the woman’s stomach. So the plague against the Israelites was stopped, but not before 24,000 people had died. Then the Lord said to Moses, Phinehas… has turned my anger away from the Israelites by being zealous among them as I was. So I… am making my special covenant of peace with him. In this covenant, I give him and his descendants a permanent right to the priesthood, for in his zeal for me, his God, he purified the people of Israel, making them right with me.
“[God] looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. [He] searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so [He] wouldn’t have to destroy the land…” (Eze 22:30, NLT) because He “…delights in… [justice and righteousness]…” (Jer 9:24, NLT). “I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness…’” (Hos 10:12, NLT), for “…those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever” (Dan 12:3, NLT).

Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.