Hopefully this is the last of a series on righteousness. David is known as a man after God's heart, a man righteous in the sight of God. Before we go on you must understand that in this series we are not just talking about how to be righteous, we are talking about how to be righteous in God's eyes. You see, many of what we call righteousness is actually a righteousness that appease man, one that makes you look holy only in man's eyes.
"Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness." (Mat 23:28).
We have come to place so much emphasis on outward things but righteous is never really about the outward things. Yes the outward things has to be there but it is not what righteousness is. The outward things is the expression of righteousness, it is not righteousness itself. Saying the outward things is righteousness is like saying the sunray is the sun, nope, it is the glory, the expression of the sun and not the sun itself. If only we know this truth then we would focus on the real righteousness and we would have better results.
"As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?" (Psa 42:1).
Let's get back to talking about David. Why did God call David a righteous man? David was a man with a deep hunger for God. He was a man in the pursuit of God. God is in search of somebody, anybody who would run after Him. A man who would grow an obsession for God, who would come to want nothing but to have Him and have Him all. Many Christians are just contented, they are satisfied with their present relationship with God. They are not doing much to push forward, to press in until they enter into the inner chamber. Where are the drunkerd, those who would never get enough, who would drink of God and keep drinking until they lose themselves. These are those who God calls "righteous men", those with a consuming passion for Him.
This post belongs to a series and here is the rest of series:
Righteousness; Faith (Abraham)
Righteousness; Finding Sufficiency In God Alone (Job)
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