Rewards of Righteousness

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Daily Reading: Esther 4:1-7:10, 1 Cor. 12:1-26, Psalm 36:1-12, Proverbs 21:21-22

Daily Verse: “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.” Prov. 21:21

Rewards of righteousness.

On July 17th at 5:06 p.m., the Lord called a righteous man home to glory, my father-in-law. He died the day before his 86th birthday.

Bob lived his life for the Lord, not a preachy man; he exemplified righteous living.

“Your father was the kindest man I ever met,” my husband has heard repeatedly since his passing. Serving 24 years in the military, Dad exemplified loyalty, faithfulness, and trust in his life.

One of the most poignant prayers I ever heard came from him. The night before losing the love of his life, we stood as a family around her hospital bed, and Dad prayed over her and her life. A moment and prayer I will never forget.

Living a righteous life doesn’t mean one without hills and valleys, but it includes perseverance no matter the storm. At the end of his life, Bob got to live it out as he wanted, dying at home, surrounded by family.

Pursuing righteous living happens one day at a time, seeking God, trusting His guidance, and following Him.

Lord, thank You for the examples You give us, through others, of living a righteous life. Help us persevere each day as we seek You amidst the storms. Let us become more like Christ with each day that passes. IJNIP. Amen

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