Faith in the Righteousness of God

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: [2Peter 1:1 ESV]

What do you think it means to have faith in divine righteousness? I suggest to you that it means to believe that God will always act in accordance with his character. As such, we can always expect him to be a real expression of the fruit of his Spirit. He will always be patient, loving and good in his dealings with us.

A belief such as this is precious in the sight of God. To see Him as loving in the midst of suffering is to embrace a precious faith. To know that he is good when everything around us seems so bad requires a faith in divine righteousness. To have such faith we must be, like Peter, a servant of Jesus Christ.

Help us Lord to lean into a faith in your righteousness. That we might fully embrace the fruit of your Spirit.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.

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