APRIL 30: It’s Not About ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’
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We are conditioned to think in terms of right and wrong, correct or incorrect. Changing our culture means noticing the way we think – and changing it. Instead of right and wrong, let’s talk about life and death. What are you doing and believing that’s bringing life to you, to your relationship with the Holy Spirit and to your friends and family? What are you doing and believing that is harming you, your relationship with Holy Spirit and your friends and family?
In the culture of the Kingdom of God, it’s not only about using biblical terminology but truly understanding the meaning of these words. One word in particular is, righteousness. In the Bible, the first example of righteousness is Abraham. When the Bible says that Abraham was considered righteous because of his faith, we need to remember that he was not following the law. There was no law to follow. He was following, and trying to follow, the Spirit. He did some life-giving things and he did some things that did not bring life. Nonetheless, he was considered righteous not because of what he did but because of the One he believed in, and the One he chose to follow.
READING & JOURNALING:
What actions have you been doing that you’ve considered arbitrarily “wrong”? How do your feelings and thoughts change if you label those actions as “not life-giving” instead?
What did Abraham believe that made him righteous? Be specific.
Today, write out your own prayer to God. Share with Him any thoughts, feelings, or opinions you may have.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Matthew 7
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