“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:3)
Living a righteous life is what we as Christians are called to do. But, there is a difference between being righteous and being right. Who determines what is right? Us? Society? Even a clear reading of specific verses of the Bible does not always paint a clear picture of what is right. It is only through a daily connection and relationship with God that we begin to understand His definition of right-ness and therefore righteousness.
For most individuals today, culture determines what is expected and what is right. This cultural right-ness invades all of our senses, from what we hear in the media, to some of the things taught in schools and seen in stores. Most of the time, culture sets the rules. That is often why so many do not understand the choice to be a prepper; it goes against society’s thoughts of what is ‘right’. But when we choose to prep, we have to make sure we are not doing so with our idea of what is ‘right. When we decide to prepare for the future, we must ensure we are doing so with a complete understanding of God’s righteousness. Our specific thoughts, words, and actions must be united with His will and for His glory.
Our right-ness, and therefore righteousness is defined by God. When our prepping goals are in line with God’s, He is with us, and “when God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).
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Today in Christian History
1739 – English founder of Methodism John Wesley stated in his journal: ‘I look upon all the world as my parish.’
1799 – Richard Allen (1760-1831), first African- American bishop in the U.S., was ordained a deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
1850 – Birth of David C. Cook, pioneer developer of Sunday School curriculum. In 1875, Cook founded the David C. Cook Publishing Co., headquartered today in Elgin, Illinois.
1918 – Brazil’s first Pentecostal Church was established by missionaries Daniel Berg and Adolf Gunnar Vingren. The new congregation was registered as an ‘Assembly of God’ church.
1936 – The Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) was organized in Philadelphia. In 1938 the denomination changed its name to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Source for Today in Christian History: www.studylight.org