For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
The psalmist states that The Lord is righteous and that he loves when people act righteously. Those who walk in righteousness will see his face.
Righteousness is natural to God. What He says, thinks and does is always right. Righteousness is not natural to me. Actually my nature is far from righteous. Naturally I act in selfishness and in impurity. As a believer I have been given a new heart, a new way of life, and a new Spirit. I am deemed righteous by Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection. I am able to act in righteousness because His spirit lives in me.
A few things…
-The Lord is always right. I must remember that when it seems like He is missing something in my life.
-The Lord loves when I act like Him. Acting in righteousness can be overlooked in our society. Righteousness seems lame or old fashioned. However, knowing that God is pleased can motivate me to keep walking in righteousness.
-Because Jesus has made me righteous I will one day see His face. My righteousness is because of Him and I owe it all to Him.
May I live and walk in righteousness today because you have already made me righteous.