Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Who determines what is right?

Is right, politically right? Is right, socially right? Is right, right for the situation? Is right, an occasional decision? Is right, right; regardless of the person, place, or persuasion?

I wonder just what is right?

What is righteous? 

Is right even relevant?

Job faced life in all of its upheaval, turmoil, and transition, and yet wrote:

Job 4:17

'Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?

God laws, precepts, and statues are right for He is right. The Palmist wrote:

Ps. 119:

 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, 
       and your laws are right.

 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; 
they are fully trustworthy.

 139 My zeal wears me out, 
       for my enemies ignore your words.

 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, 
       and your servant loves them.

 141 Though I am lowly and despised, 
       I do not forget your precepts.

 142 Your righteousness is everlasting 
       and your law is true.

 143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, 
       but your commands are my delight.

 144 Your statutes are forever right; 
       give me understanding that I may live.

Our world has lost a sense of right. It searches for a value system that allows total freedom with no restriction of pleasure or intrusion into personal will. Their search is folly.

The answer to right is found in Ps 119:144: Your statues are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.


  1. Praise the Lord. I really like this post. Thank you.
    Wanda B

  2. Absolute Righteousness! There is only One, Jesus Christ, "The Righteous". Good stuff, Brother!
    Is Jennifer OK? I haven't heard a post from her in over a month. Praying for her, and you all.