Right(eous)March 6, 2021
A. is key to .
II. How to Be Right(eous)
1. James 1:19 (NIV) My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
NOTE: Be quick to , slow to and slow to become .
1. James 1:20 (NIV) Because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
a. = The state or quality of that which accords with God’s law.
b. Jesus was always !
i. Ephesians 2:14-16 (NIV) 14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
ii. Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV) 37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
C. Put off
1. James 1:21 (NIV) Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
a. Evil == a force that destroys fellowship
2. Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.