Righteousness exalts a nation
There is no Nigerian, neither is there anybody in the world that hasn’t come across this statement or heard from friends or somewhere. But it’s a pity we do not know its genuine meaning. The Bible says we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free.
What does it mean to be Righteous? To be righteous means to be morally good and fair. To be fair means treating people equally, according to the rules or law. The Police, Authorities, Lawyers, Pastors, Royal fathers, Legislators, Business men and women, Bishops, and Overseers in the country cannot claim ignorance of the rules and laws. But, we all have been unfair. This is the sickness of our country today. If we want our country to see the goodness of God again, we must live righteously.
If people are treated equally according to God’s will, there won’t be any more problem in the world today. My utmost concern is about we the so-called Christians in the country, who are meant to be a sample of God. We are the most unrighteous people in the country.
What a pity!!! I met a friend sometime ago, and I asked him: “This unfair act you did to me, if I were your first son, how would you have acted?” With his head bent and looking to the ground, he couldn’t give a reply. I told him to repent and believe in Jesus.
I want to ask the Royal fathers, Governors and Police, do you treat your children the way you treat other children? What about we Pastors, do we treat church members the same way we treat our own children?
“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their cry. The righteous cry and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:15,17).
There is no problem without a solution. The solution to our problems is the Word of God. In Christendom today, people mention revival, but revival has to start from we Pastors by treating our church and non-church members equally.
To be righteous is not to spare your own family, tribe, and church member and then use the law against the people who do not belong to your side, and citing “There is nobody above the law.” You are the most wicked person on earth. Repent and give your life to Jesus.
In Nigeria today, there are more than five thousand different denominations. I look forward to that day, when Pastors and members will treat other denominations and their own denominations equally; that day when Christians in authority will treat Muslims equally, as they treat members of their own denominations; that day when lawmakers will treat the person locked behind bars just like his own child. If lecturers in our institutions start treating students like their own children, there won’t be violence and crime in our universities.
If we want God to hear our cry, we must begin to treat people equally. It shall be well with our soul. The future of our nation is not in the wisdom of man, but by going back to the Word of God and amending our ways.
There are many sick people out there, who have given up hope of receiving healing and miracles from God. But if you start treating people fairly and equally, you will be healed even without having to be prayed for by a Pastor. God is willing to spare you in any sickness or troubles, but you have to be righteous in your daily living, activities and business (Genesis 18:26).
Remember, you cannot be righteous, until you give your life to Jesus and follow His ways, for He alone is our righteousness. God bless you.
Apostle Paul Taiwo Adenuga 203, Idimu Egbeda Road, Faith Bus Stop, Idimu, Lagos. 08033316926
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