In Sin Disables; Stop Sinning, I told the inspiring story of a youngster in my home church who made a vow not to sin for a month. Later on, my biological father, who was present at our Family Renewal Communion Service where that happened, told me that he was inspired by the young girl’s testimony. And I encourage you, just like I did in that post, to set the same goal; but this time for the rest of your life.
“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call in the name of the Lord out of a pure heart.”
~2 Timothy 2: 22
God’s word instructs you to pursue righteousness. The reason why there is a lot of corruption in our societies is because we don’t value righteousness in these societies. This scourge has also crept into the churches; we no longer place premium value on righteousness. So a lot of corruption, sinfulness, and wrongdoing abound.
Conversely, when we begin to value righteousness, we would see righteousness as a treasure. We would see righteousness as something beautiful and glorious. The moment we start to see righteousness as an end in itself, and begin to love it and to pursue it, then a lot of the problems we face in our societies will disappear.
In this regard, Jesus Christ, as in every other thing, is a perfect example. He pursued righteousness every day of His earthly life on this planet. Imitate Him and make it your goal to pursue righteousness every day of your life.
Timothy 2: 22
“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call in the name of the Lord out of a pure heart.”
I make it my goal to pursue righteousness today, and for the rest of my life, so help me God, in Jesus’ mighty name.