I Love Sabbath: Embracing Righteousness
by Kelly Vonner
And he believed in the Lord, He accounted it to him for righteousness.
If we are looking to please someone special, let’s try God. Embracing truth forces us to do what is right, and doing what is right in the sight of God engages us to embrace righteousness. Honoring the Sabbath is righteous. Resting when the Creator of heaven and earth rest in righteous. Doing that which pleases God is righteous; it is faith lived out loud. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
It should be every Christian’s desire to be in right standing with God. For me, it meant embracing truth and walking in the righteousness of God. When I embraced the Sabbath, pleasing Him become my priority. When we aligned our lives by God’s standard, we embrace righteousness. When we leave behind the traditions of men to follow the I AM, we embrace righteousness. When we let go of the very things of the world that we once clung to take on the character of God, we embrace righteousness. I have learned to love the Sabbath and to wrap myself in the righteousness that comes from God for honoring it.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your loving-kindness and Your truth from the great assembly.