Theme: THE PRACTICE OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
Text: “My tongue shall speak of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness.” – Psalm 119:172.
Comment: The laws, commandments and statues of God are righteous and will help man to practise the righteousness of God for man’s own good. The very first law given by God to man was in the Garden of Eden where God instructed Adam that he should not eat of the fruit of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” lest he dies. (Genesis 2:16,17). Adam disobeyed that righteous law of God and the sentence of death was passed on him and the entire human race. (Romans 5:12). When Israel became a great nation, God Almighty handed down the ten (10) Commandments as well as other laws and sundry instructions through Moses the prophet to guide the children of Israel in doing what is right in the sight of God. – Exodus 20:1-17; Leviticus 18:1-30; 19:1-37; etc.
The Psalmist gave the understanding that the laws, commandments and statutes of God are righteous altogether and will bring great reward to those who endeavour to put them to practice. – Psalm 19:7-11.
Those who refuse to keep the laws of God mark themselves as unrighteous and hence will not be saved in God’s Kingdom. – 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
As true worshippers of God, we should pray and strive to keep the laws, commandments and instructions of God as this is righteousness on our part. – Deuteronomy 6:24-26.