Psalms 40:10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly.
If we truly understand and embrace what our Lord has done for us we are compelled to tell others – not out of obligation; but with a clear sense humble appreciation and adoration. We must ever remind ourselves of the consequences for everyone that fails to respond to what God has promised and provided through Jesus Christ. We cannot assume the righteousness of Christ is ours if it does not transform our word, thought and deeds and inspire our willingness to tell anyone of the hope we have within us. We are not all called to be evangelists – but we are all called to exhibit and live in the righteousness we have been provided and called to. Occasionally our righteousness must challenge the world; not to condemn, but to humbly convict based upon what our Lord has done and is doing in our lives. Our goal is not to end wickedness but to encourage others to embrace righteousness. We are called to be salt and light to others – these qualities are commanded to reveal, preserve and enhance the eternal purpose of Jesus Christ.
Read through the Bible in one year – May 2/ Luke 22:1-20; 1 Kings 12,13