Key Verse: Verse 17 - “For
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is
written, The just shall live by faith.”
Key Words: For therein is the
righteousness of God revealed
The word righteous means on the level; therefore, when a person is righteous,
their actions are on the level with the Word of God. Their tongue and work will be on the level
with the Word of God. Righteousness is
simply doing right.
When I live in the righteousness
of God’s Word, I am never safer than I am at that point.
A man who claimed to be a citizen
of the United States and
also of England was arrested
and tried, court-martialed, and condemned to die. The British and American representatives did
all they could to save his life but their plans failed, and the Brazilian
government said, “He has violated the law and we are going to execute him.”
The day came for his
execution. He stood out in the open
field, and the soldiers of the government were ready with their guns; and just
before the time to shoot, out came the representative of the English government
and the representative of the United
They walked out and this prisoner was wrapped around with the English
flag and then with the American flag.
Those two men stood back and said, “If you fire on this man, you fire on
the English and the American armies and the English and American navies. He is covered with the flags of these
governments.” The executioners lowered
When we live righteously, we are protected by
God and are safe in His arms. But for
those who fire at us because of our righteousness, they are more in danger
because they are shooting at God.
What to do:
righteously; it’s your protection from the wicked.
Are you Saved?
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