The stupid, the zealous and the righteous!
Can you be sincere and be sincerely wrong?
Where does your righteousness come from?
Please read Romans 10:2-3
Vs. 2 “For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.”
Zeal is great and enthusiasm can change people, the world and history. But zeal not based on knowledge is not only dangerous it’s also deadly and destructive- just ask a Holocaust survivor about the zeal of Hitler!
Knowledge in a spiritual sense starts here- Jesus was sent from God to live, sacrifice His life for ALL our sins and create for us “God’s righteousness.”
Remember this passage is about the Israelites- the single most legalistic people and rule bound group on the planet at that time.
Yes they followed “The Law” but this was a new day! The law after Christ death, burial and resurrection became “my tutor” not my checklist for righteousness!
What is your righteousness based on?
Knowledge of Jesus isn’t enough- even the demons know and they shutter!
You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free! If your truth isn’t setting you more free- is it truth?
Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably wont be disturbed and start by taking several deep breathes. With each exhale let go a little bit more and when you feel more relaxed just get back to a normal breathing pattern. As you do:
Breathe in and say:
Breathe out and say:
“From Him Alone!”
Practice this way until you grasp that it’s not your doing but His did that makes you righteous and complete!
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!