Topic: It Pays to Live a Righteous Life! – by Pastor Raphael


Text: Psalm 18:20–21

“The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.” Psalm 18:20–21 (KJV)

Living a righteous life is the desire of God for His children. Righteousness is the nature of God, and it is the identity of the true children of God. In other words, it is easy to identify the true children of God through their lifestyles. Living a righteous life is not easy; it is a sacrifice unto God (Psalm 4:5).

No wonder God has a great reward for the righteous. It is evident in the opening scripture that when we are obedient to the LORD and live a life that is pleasing to Him, He rewards us.

Dear beloved, choose righteousness over wickedness, for there is no peace for the wicked. God is angry at the wicked every day and will punish them in the end (Psalm 7:11).

As a child of God, you are His righteousness, so you shouldn’t struggle to live a righteous life. The Holy Spirit is available to help you; get to know Him and fellowship with Him through the Word of God, and He will lead you in the path of righteousness. Hallelujah!

Be an overcomer!


Dear Lord, I have made up my mind to live a righteous life. Please help me, amen!
Be an overcomer!

I have the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, meekness, temperance, and faith. Galatians 5:22

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

Hebrew 2

Pastor Raphael is based in Lagos.

He is a minister of God in Christ Apostolic Church Promised Land Lagos, and is in partnership with the ministry of the Word (MOW).

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