Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 4, 2022 | FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love.

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 4, 2022 | FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS

Genesis 26:15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we. 26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. 26:19 And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Dearly beloved brethren, you discover Isaac following the good step of Abraham his father.

Just like Abraham avoided striving with others, so did Isaac. He never strove with those who were cheating him.

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

The Bible says you should allow people to cheat you without striving with them.

1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

See, account of Abraham, allowing Lot to defraud him.

Genesis 13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

Isaac also allowed himself to be defrauded by others.

Genesis 26:19 And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Beloved brethren, the Bible says you should pursue peace at all times and at all costs.

Psalms 34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

The Bible reveals the lifestyle of our Lord Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, that , He avoided strive and never quarreledl with anyone.

Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Like our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible admonished Bible believing believers of all ages and you in particular, to dwell together in peace and unity with others.

Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Beloved brethren, pray to God to fill you in particular with fruit of the Spirit and you shall be enabled to be peaceable with all men in Jesus name.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Because you are peaceable with others, God shall make those who make themselves your enemies to be at peace with you.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS | But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

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