Key verse: Psalms 37:30-31 - KJV
30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. 31. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
The most righteous being that had traversed the face of the earth is the Lord Jesus Christ and He alone is our example of righteousness. When David spoke of the righteous in the Psalms, he could not have a better reference than Christ who came after him. The Lord Jesus Christ was a complete package in righteousness. He did nothing of His own unless those things He saw God the father do. And, since there is no unrighteousness in God, everything Christ did was righteous. From His infancy or adolescence, He carried the laws of God in His heart. He was recorded to have been sitting with the teachers of the law and teaching them even while He was barely twelve years old. To teach a thing, we must first be knowledgeable in it. When as an adult, He went about His ministry, He was constantly challenged by the custodians of the law who sought means to get hold of Him wanting to claim He was blasphemous and heretical. But our example spoke wisdom out of His mouth and proclaimed right judgment therefrom which could not be faulted. Just because He had the laws of God in His heart.
Today, we do not so much care what the Lord would have done or prefer us to do in our circumstances. Many just continue without even pausing to check. That in the end presents us below righteousness in that we often move against the counsel and preference of God. Unfortunately, whenever we do so, we are the ones who bear the consequences of such our actions. Christ went about doing good because He had in His heart what the father preferred. When He spoke truth to the actions of many, including the lawyers, they could not fault Him because they knew He was not saying what He said to favor anyone or to be favored. When supposed righteous people speak today, even the ordinary people can almost immediately see through their motives and their true unrighteousness.
Christ is beckoning on us as our example in righteousness. If only we will imbibe the righteousness of Christ from today, then will our ways be pleasing unto the Lord and then shall we take the benefit of our good actions and righteousness in Christ.
Pray: Father, please help to circumcise my heart anew that it may hold your law sacred never to offend you in them in the name of Jesus Christ.