Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional December 18th – The Goodness Of God

(There’s More To The Righteousness of God)

TO THE BIBLE: Luke 18:18-19
“Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.”

In Christ, righteousness is a gift that we received but there’s more to it. The righteousness of God is also about the goodness and justness of God.

In our opening scripture, Jesus was teaching that rich young ruler something about the “goodness” of God. He was showing him that goodness is about righteousness (rightness or right judgment), which is from God

How can you judge what’s right and what’s wrong? How do you determine what’s of God and what’s not? It’s by the righteousness of God! How then can one walk in the righteousness of God? It’s by siding with His Word.

For example, maybe you find yourself having to judge an issue between two friends. You’re not supposed to look for who’s right or who’s wrong; you’re to take sides with the Word! If you lead your life with such a mentality, your life will become beautiful, because you look at the world from the standpoint of God’s righteousness, not man’s opinion.

Think about living your life like that, because it would take away such base things as envy, wrath, malice, anger, etc. Then, there’ll be an awesome force—a love attraction—in your life that pulls people to you. You become the epitome of God’s goodness: the expression and representation of how good God is.

Go Deeper
Romans 14:17 TLB, Psalm 27:13

Thank you, Father, for the gift of righteousness bestowed upon me. Now, I have your righteousness, which causes me to always do right, manifesting your goodness, nature, grace, and kindness, to my world, seeing things from your perspective, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 10:1-11, Ezekiel 47-48
Acts 1:1-11, 2 Chronicles 32

If your siblings, friends, or classmates were quarrelling and you’re called in to settle the argument, write in a few words what you would do.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.


Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.


At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.


Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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