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Daily Verse: “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.” Prov. 15:9
God knows our imperfections and how easily they can sway us. Despite our human flaws, the Lord wants us to try and do the right thing, and He gives us the Holy Spirit to help us pursue righteousness.
Pursuing wickedness doesn’t take much effort. During the stress of my recent health crisis, I became snappy with Ron as I dealt with the trauma. Thankfully, he pointed out my issue with love, realizing the pain I felt caused my short temper.
“It’s really hard to face the truth about your own behavior. As long as we’re making excuses for something, we can’t get free from it. Sometimes we need to face the truth with ourselves to grow.” Joyce Meyer
Accepting our imperfections helps us pursue righteousness. The more we become comfortable with our ugly parts, the more we can give them to Jesus. Submitting our lives to Christ turns ashes into beauty as we become more like Him. Pursue righteousness by owning faults, giving them to the Lord, and allowing Him to lead our actions.
Lord, forgive us our faults. Please surround us with people who will lovingly point out areas we need to own and grow. Help us get free from our past, moving forward in truth as we become more like Jesus. Let us pursue righteousness wholeheartedly. IJNIP. Amen