An Act Of Righteousness

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Being a follower of Our Lord and Our Friend, is not just believing in Him, but actively ‘doing righteousness’.

It is one thing to follow, but Judas Iscariot was one who followed for all the wrong reasons.

Matthew 3 verse 13 to 17; The Baptism of Jesus;

Jesus’ baptism announced His intention to follow God’s will and identified Him with the sinners He came to save, the most important aspect of God’s will for Him. His baptism, then appropriately initiates His messianic ministry; it was the first step in carrying out the will of God, of filling all righteousness.

Doing righteousness, is the underlying reason for the baptism of Jesus. If baptism is for the remission of sin. Why was Jesus baptized? Jesus had no sin to wash away, nothing to be cleansed, and yet he came to John to be baptized.

John didn’t want to baptize him, and protested it should be Jesus baptizing him. Jesus was adamant by saying in verse 15: “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness”.

It was not an act of repentance for Our Lord and Our Friend, as it was and is for everybody else, but it was an act of righteousness. His father had told Him to do it, so He did it.

Jesus is our role model, and He was always demonstrating the importance of doing by completing the very activities he would expect from His followers.

Being a follower {disciple} is not just believing, it is easy to say you believe, in most countries, but actively doing the things He has showed he wants of us do, is doing righteousness.

God Bless.

O F J

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