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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Daily Devotion: A Tip About The Righteousness
Bible Reading: Proverbs 14:28-38
Key Verse: Verse 34 – “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Key Words: Righteousness exalteth a nation
If righteousness exalts, then wrongness (sin) can’t exalt. Since there is righteousness, then there is also wrongness (sin). But we live in a world where right and wrong are no longer based on God’s Word, but our personal feelings. How sad!!
I recently saw the story of a high school values clarification class conducted by a teacher in Teaneck, New Jersey. A girl in the class had found a purse containing $1000 and returned it to its owner. The teacher asked for the class's reaction. Every single one of her fellow students concluded the girl had been "foolish." Most of the students contended that if someone is careless, they should be punished. When the teacher was asked what he said to the students, he responded, "Well, of course, I didn't say anything. If I come from the position of what is right and what is wrong, then I'm not their counselor. I can't impose my views."
It's no wonder that J. Allen Smith, considered a father of many modern education reforms, concluded in the end, "The trouble with us reformers is that we've made reform a crusade against all standards. Well, we've smashed them all, and now neither we nor anybody else have anything left."
If today’s society denies that there is an absolute “right,” then society opposed God’s Word. As a nation, we are bound for destruction!!
What to do:
✞ Righteousness exalts – never forget that!!
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