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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 BEING RIGHT

So many people believe they are right. We see it every day. People want to voice their opinions and force them on others. We sometimes find ourselves arguing or wanting to speak our mind because we believe we are right. Wanting to be right and being right are two different things. When we seek the rightness of the world and of ourselves, we are not living as the meek do. The meek live to be right with God. Righteousness means being right with God and living as God intends. The meek know this. They know life is about getting to know God. When we aren’t living for God, we aren’t really living right.

SCRIPTURE:
Hosea 10:12 “I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do that is right.
2. List ways you could improve being righteous.
3. Know righteousness is being right with God.
4. Strive to live right as God intends for you to do.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray You will help us to understand what it truly means to be right. We know we are to have a right relationship with You by reading Your word, having conversations with You, giving our concerns to You and trusting in You. We know we are to live right as You intend. That means practicing the fruits of the Spirit, being meek and submissive and humble to You. Help us, we pray, to practice right living as it is in Your word and not of this world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
When seek God and a right relationship with Him, we will be blessed.

Matthew 5:6 “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (NIV)

Proverbs 12:28 “In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.” (NIV)

Psalm 119:7 “As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!” (NLT)

God tells us those who do what is right belong to Him.

FOCUS:
1 John 2:29 “Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children.” (NLT)
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