“A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved” (Proverbs 12:3).

The righteous are those who do the Word of God, live in obedience to the Word of God, observe the commandments of God and keep the laws of God. Only they shall be blessed. The root of the righteous shall not be moved. The Lord shall strengthen and establish the root of the righteous. People think that they become righteous by involving themselves in charity work, or doing good things for others, by praying, giving tithes, reading God’s Word, by doing so many things for the House of God. That’s not so. He who lives according to the Word of God is a righteous person.

            Our Lord has a particular name, He is called the “Root.”And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the gentiles seek: and His rest shall be glorious”(Isaiah 11:10). The unbelievers are going to seek this root and their rest is going to be glorious.“For He shall grow up as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground” (Isaiah 53:2). If you make the Lord your root, then your life that is like the dry ground, shall spring up, and you shall be established. When the Lord strengthens your root, no storm or tempest can move you. Tell the Lord, ‘Lord, from today I am going to be righteous. I will live in obedience to Your Word. I will simply obey what You speak to me.’

What must we do to be righteous?

  1. LOAD ON CHRIST, HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU: “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). He who sustains the Universe in His hands, will sustain you this month. The Lord is faithful and He will not let His righteous people stagger. Sometimes due to a heavy load of care, physical weakness, depression, discouragement, pressure or financial stress, we fumble and falter. This month cast all your cares, burdens, worries, anxieties and sorrows upon Him, for He cares for you. The Lord says, ‘I will not let you fall or stagger, because you are righteous. When you feel weak, tired or exhausted, I will sustain you. I will never suffer the righteous to be moved.’Take your problem to the Lord, He will give you help. Whatever God allows in your life is a gift from Him, though it may be a heavy or a bitter cup. Nothing can happen to a child of God, unless it is allowed by God. If your situation or condition is too heavy for you to bear, receive it and then cast it onto Him, because there is a grand purpose behind it. Whatever He allows is for your blessing. Tell the Lord, ‘Lord, I know this gift is for my character development, refinement, holiness and sanctification. Thank you for the gift Lord, but give me grace and strength to carry it.’
  1. LEARN FROM CHRIST, HE WILL SUCCOR YOU. “… for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness”(Isaiah26:9). Keep the Lord always before you as an example to follow. Keep Him as an object lesson. In all your situations, look to the Lord. David kept the Lord before him to learn from Him. For all your situations, learn from Christ, He will succour you. David says in Acts 2:25-28, “Because I have kept the Lord always before me ….. He will make known to me the ways of life.” He says, ‘When I don’t know what to do, which way to turn, what decision to make, when I look to the Lord, He will teach me.’ If you keep the Lord as your teaching Shepherd, He will teach you and gently lead you. A righteous man will keep the Lord before him and learn from Him.“Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly of heart; and you shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:29).When you learn meekness and humility from the Lord, you will experience perfect inner rest in your soul. Keep the Lord always before you, then you will experience the Lord’s right hand working on your behalf. We learn to trust and depend on Him as He depended on His Father. When Jesus was on the Earth, He kept His Father always before Him. He said, ‘ What I see My Father do, I also do, what I hear My Father say, that also I say.’  He looked unto Him all along the way. “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go” (Isaiah 48:17).
  1. LEAN ON CHRIST, HE WILL SUPPORT YOU. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth them out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). In this Psalm, David was writing about himself. He said, ‘Lean on Christ, He will support you.’ David narrates the reason for all his blessings in Psalm 21. He says, ‘Lord, You are the reason for all my blessings, therefore I will trust and lean on You.’ He writes about all the oppositions and enemies he faced. Many people came against him, yet he was not moved because the Lord was his trust. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is” (Jeremiah 17:7). When we make the Lord our trust, He becomes a strong pillar for us. The Lord says, ‘Put your weight on Me, as a child puts his weight on its mother, for I will not let you fall. You will not be left in the lurch.’ “Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee” (Isaiah 26:3).
  1. LIVE IN CHRIST, HE WILL SAVE YOU. “He was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).The Psalmist says in Psalm 62:6, “He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved.” If Christ is your rock, choose to live in Christ. “For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Because you are dead to sin, your old man is dead, now your life is hid with Christ in God. Therefore, the devil cannot see you. “Whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not” (1 John 5:18).When you are in Christ, you are covered and hidden, so that the evil one cannot see you. But when Christ is in you, your life is open for others to see, and for God to be glorified. “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being”(Acts 17:28). When Moses wanted to see the glory of God, God said, ‘Moses, you cannot see My face, for there shall no man see me and live. I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand, when I pass by you.’ This month, choose to live in Christ, you shall not be moved.
  1. LONG FOR CHRIST, HE WILL SATISFY YOU. “As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness” (Psalm 17:15). When we wait for the presence of God early in the morning, our help shall come. Our help comes from the presence of God which made Heaven and Earth. When we long for Christ, He will satisfy us. “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God” (Psalm 42:1). As David longed for the presence of God, you too long for the presence of God. God wants to show himself strong on behalf of those who walk uprightly before Him. The Lord says, ‘My eyes are searching for the righteous ones throughout the whole Earth and when I find that person, I want to show Myself strong on his behalf.’ You shall not be moved. People may try evil plans against you, falsely accuse you, try to threaten you, but the Lord says,‘You shall not be moved. Just submit yourself to the authority of My word.’ Say to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am waiting for the time when I can come and spend with You. I am desperate for your presence. I want to submit myself to the authority of Your Word.’ Long for Christ, He will satisfy you.