A Lifestyle Of Righteousness. RCCG Sunday School Manual.

A Lifestyle Of Righteousness. RCCG Sunday School Manual.

 

 

Memory Verse: “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger”– Job 17:9. 

Bible Passage: Phil. 4:8-9.

 

Introduction

Some people think that it is not possible to live righteously in this perverse world. However, the Bible admonishes believers in Christ to make righteousness a way of life (Phil. 4:8-9). God instructed Abram to walk uprightly (Gen. 17:1). just as Job admitted that if anyone continues on the way of righteousness, their lives will get better and shine brighter (Job 17:9; Prov. 4:18). It is, therefore, important for us to understand what it means to live a righteous life and its attendant benefit. 

 

OUTLINES 

  1. UNDERSTANDING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE
  2. THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUS LIVING 

UNDERSTANDING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE

Righteousness is the character or quality of being right or just. It refers to a state of one who is as he ought to be before God and man (Acts 10:35; 24:16). It is holy and upright living by God’s standard. Righteousness reveals genuine salvation (1 John 2:29). It produces spiritual and visible fruits (Matt. 7:16). We must live the kind of life that reflects Jesus Christ every day (Phil. 2:5; 4:8). 

 

Righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ (Phl. 3:9). This is because God’s character is the source of all righteousness (Genesis 18:25; Romans 9:14). and He takes great pleasure in righteousness (Jeremiah 9:24). Righteousness requires a voluntary change (Eph. 4:24). It combats sin (Ps. 119:10-11). It regards discipline as productive (Heb. 12:11). 

 

THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUS LIVING

Righteous living makes you a partner with the Almighty God (Gen. 18:17-19) and the moment you become God’s partner, certain things will begin to run away from you. These include sickness and diseases (Ex. 15:26) devourers (Mal. 3:10-11), sorrow (Prov. 10:22), and fear (Prov. 28:1).

 

Also, righteous living attracts certain things to you. These include: 

  1. The good of the land (Is. 1:18-19)
  2. Overwhelming blessings (Deut. 28:1-2). 
  3. Victory without a fight (Deut. 28:7)
  4. Continuous success (Ps. 92:12; Jer. 17:7-8). 
  5. Dominion (Deut. 28:9-10,13).
  6. Living in abundance (Deut. 30:9; Lev. 26:4).
  7. Answer to prayers (1 Peter 3:12).
  8. Eternal life (Matt. 25:46).

 

CONCLUSION: The danger of unrighteousness living is that whatsoever holiness drives away, sin attracts. Therefore, God expects us to live righteous lives. 

QUESTIONS 

  1. What is righteous living?
  2. What are the benefits of partnership with God?

 

 

 

 

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