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Sacrifices of Righteousness

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Announcements Forums Mortals and Immortals – May 19th, 2019 Sacrifices of Righteousness

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    “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.” (Ps.4:5)

    Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “righteousness” as: “purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity…to the divine law.”
    In studying the Lesson, I asked myself what are the sacrifices of righteousness that God requires of me? and this was my answer:
    Sacrifice a sense of selfhood apart from God, that is, 1) sacrifice any sense of condemnation, remorse or guilt when I make a mistake or do something wrong. It is not “me”, but rather impersonal error. Pay the price for the life lesson, and move on. And 2) Sacrifice any sense of pride in accomplishment when I do or say anything right or good. No “pats on the back” for me — always give God the credit.
    Then, I noticed I Cor.6:9 and how “the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God” — and I looked up “reviler” (one who treats another in a hateful, demeaning, haughty or insolent way). So I also need to sacrifice any tendency to ever put another person down. This was so helpful and eye-opening to me. Thank you, Lesson writers.

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