Speaking to Felix about righteousness – Forthright Magazine
As Jesus said Paul would “carry [his] name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel” Acts 9.15, the apostle preached righteousness to Felix, the Roman governor.
The subject of righteousness makes up part of the gospel and should be proclaimed today. See these points from the text of Acts 24.
The world isn’t much concerned with doing right. It prefers to do what feels good. People look for immediate gratification rather than adhere to a standard and enjoy the fruit of righteousness. Opinions then become an individual’s guide and the arbitrator of what is good and right. This explains a major part of the mess the world is in.
God executes his #judgment against evil and against evildoers. The righteous desire #justice in the world. They live according to God’s word. They want to see his salvation come to all. Evil is opposition to God. It must therefore be defeated. When God judges sinners, his people are vindicated. Glory to God for his righteous … Continue reading “Glory for vindication”
To God belong the victor’s song And strength of arm and eye; The work and will for vale and hill Come from a Throne on high. Salvation, then, is worked by men, God gives the call to obey; We can submit to holy Writ, And walk the length of the way. With no excuse from…Read more →