There is more to being a righteous individual than just knowing that you’re an Israelite. In order for one to be considered righteous, they must also keep the laws and commandments of the Most High. Deuteronomy 6:25 reads, “it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”
Due to the fact that we live in a wicked society, keeping the laws of God is something that is frowned upon by many. Because of this reality, some lack the confidence needed to stand up and proclaim what is right. This is due to the fear of what others will think and do. But what do the scriptures say about this mentality?
“And fear not them which are able to kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
Regardless of whether or not people like it or what they will say, one must remember to do as Christ did and keep the laws of God. We must always remember that there will be some individuals who oppose what we know and believe is right, but their opposition should never effect our walk.
Romans 3:3-4, “For would if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.”
Just as Christ was not ashamed to teach and obey the laws regardless of how many times he was teased, taunted, and harassed, we also should not be ashamed to keep and proclaim the law. Christ was a perfect model for us to live by because he was able to accomplish righteousness and endured temptation. We know that keeping the laws, resisting temptation and dismissing negative remarks is possible.
John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye shall have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
So remember to never be afraid to keep the laws of the Most High. One must always remember that, in the end, a reward is waiting for those who are not afraid to keep the laws and walk in righteousness. As for those who give you a hard time for wanting to serve the Most High, they will have destruction waiting for them in the end.
Scriptures to remember:
Ephesians 3:11-12- “According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”
Luke 7:23- “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Acts 5:29- “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”