Morally upright, virtuous, very good, or excellent. This is the definition of Righteous. Righteousness is then the quality of being morally upright. What does this have to do with being a Christian? As Christians, we understand that God is righteous. In fact all righteousness comes from God (James 1:17). If we are going to live faithful Christian lives, we need to understand this.
During my childhood I spent a part of every summer on my grandparents farm in the Ozark Hills of Missouri. While she worked around the house, Grandmother would often sing what she knew was my very favorite song, a song that is hundreds of years old: “A Gordon for me, a Gordon for me, if Ye’re no Gordon, Ye’re no use to me. The Black Watch for Braw, the Seaforths ana, but the cocky wee Gordon’s the pride of them all.”
Many innovations have been made in many fields through the years. Some much more important than others. In 1926, a woman named Laura Scudder invented something that you have most likely used and consumed the product it contained. You see at one time, potato chips were stored in tins or barrels. The problem was that the ones on the bottom became stale or were crushed too much. Miss Scudder invented the potato chip bag using wax paper to form the new container. The rest is history as the industry flourished with this invention. In some form, her company still thrives to this day, mostly in California.
Have you ever been lying in bed at the end of a long day and thought to yourself, have I really done anything today, did I really accomplish anything worthwhile? I am sure you have at least once or twice. I imagine quite a few people have the unsettling problem of feeling like they should be doing more in a day’s time, like they are not doing enough. But what most people do not realize is how much time they waste doing other things when they could be doing things that are more important and rewarding.