Today: Be righteous, like God.
Being righteous does not mean being morally perfect
It means loving as God does
1 Samuel 24:17
“You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you.”
I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.
How does God’s faithfulness to you (in spite of your failings) affect how you think of others?