There is the Right Way to God

In Hebrews 1:8, says 8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.” Verse 9 also tells us that “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;” It is clear that Christ hates sin or wickedness and loves righteousness. Righteousness in that verse means rectitude or uprightness which is rightness of principle or conduct. This simply means that we can count on Jesus always being and doing what is right as defined by God’s Word. We have already seen that Christ’s throne is eternal where righteousness is the distinguishing characteristic. What is righteousness? Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? Proverbs 20:9 None of us.

Proverbs 20:8   tells us that “When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.” Jesus will be able to discern, in fact know, that you were sinful that is unrighteous. As the judge, Jesus knows that we are guilty of lawlessness. We break God’s law over and over again. Since righteousness is the hallmark of His kingdom, we are doomed if we think we can behave well enough to be accepted by God. The kingdom of God is not a meritocracy but a theocracy. In John 14:6, Jesus tell us that “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.”

The end of our days is coming soon or later. Christ has told us that He is the only means of access to the Father; therefore to heaven. How then can we be the people God wants us to be if we are stained by our sin? Zechariah 4:6 tells us that “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” There is the Right Way to God and there is no other way to God. Righteousness is the way to God. As a believer, my righteousness comes from Christ not from my own merits. The Pharisees attempted to purport that our works or merits would make us righteous. Matthew 5:2o says, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

About being deemed righteous, Paul says, “19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:19-24

There is the Right Way to God and Jesus is it. If we are to be considered righteous, we must gain our righteousness from Christ and not our works. Remember, Isaiah tells us that “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” If we do not want to be swept away by the consequence of our sin, There is the Right Way to God and Christ is it. Follow Jesus to God escaping the doom of those who will stand before God in their own righteousness. That’s not the right way to God.


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