I was thinking about God and His uprightness. What are some things the Bible says about this thing called being right? In the next few posts we are going to look at some Bible verses about uprightness, so let’s open the pages that tell the truth and learn about being right with God and man.
Isa.26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. God the creator is upright!
1 Chron. 29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. God takes pleasure in uprightness!
Ecc.7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions. God created man upright but man strayed from being upright!
Mankind should show uprightness in:
OUR HEART—-2 Chron.29:34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests. Psalm 125:4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
OUR S PEACH— Isa.33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
IN OUR WALK — Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
IN JUDGING — Psalm 58:Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
IN RULING — Psalm 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
[ to be continued ]