The Power of Righteousness
Although our righteousness is as “filthy rags,” a heart turned towards God in repentance will cause the power of God to work the miraculous. And what greater miracle is there than a life restored, and purpose given? Although God is light, and there is no darkness in Him, God is drawn to darkness. He was drawn to earth when it was without form, empty, and in a state of ruin. In fact, His Spirit moved upon the face of the water. In the same manner, He moves upon a desolate heart that is hungry for change. His desire was, and is, to restore desolate places.
There is nothing that can be hid from God. His eyes run throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those who desire to be perfected by Him. Being perfected by God is a life-long process. Our hearts are deceitfully wicked, but we are perfect in God’s eyes, when we have a desire to live a life pleasing to Him. In our humanity, we will stumble and fall. But if we trust God, we will not be afraid to go to Him for help in our time of need. We will not turn to ungodly things or any other evil for help. God is not repelled by the darkness in our lives, but is drawn to it. Consider this…”Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness” (I Kings 8:12). If we have darkness in our lives, we should allow the light of God to shine in the midst of whatever bad situation we are in. We need a love for God in our hearts, and a hatred for darkness. Loving what is right, and hating what is evil will give us power to overcome. This week pray that the power of righteousness will prevail in our lives!
Beth Marie Evans