I know You are Right, But Are You Righteous?

How many times have you found yourself in the middle of a heated argument because neither party wants to be wrong. You know you are right, so you feel the need to prove it. The other person believes they are right, so they disagree with you. Neither one of you are willing to let it go. Both are at the top of your lungs yelling about how right you are. God is looking at you both saying, “I know you think you are right, but are you righteous?” When our need to be right supersedes the desire to be righteous, we are not representing Christ well, at all.

Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

You can’t possibly make peace trying to prove you are right all the time. Being a peacemaker is a huge sacrifice. You have to give up self. You have to agree to disagree. In fact, there are a couple of old sayings I like. “Sometimes you have to take right for wrong.” “You can be right, or you can be happy.”-Bishop W Courtney

God is not concerned with whether you are right or wrong in the eyes of people.  He is concerned with you being righteous in his eyes. The only way to become righteous is through right living. We must accept Jesus, his ways, and his will in our life.  There is no room for Jesus when our ego is in the way. Yes, there are going to be times when it is necessary to get your point across, but keep Jesus in the middle. Let him give you the right words to say, ministering grace to the one who hears. Let him give you a heart of humility, refraining from being combative and  learning how to speak truth in love. Lastly, ask yourself, “How important is it for me to be right?” If your “rightness” outweighs your “righteousness,” you might be more wrong than you think. I challenge you to evaluate yourself in each conversation you find yourself in. Don’t worry about the other person, that is between them and God. You focus on you and only you and walk in victory and the righteousness of the Lord!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

 

 

 

 

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