Righteousness

Chickens With Little Red Ribbons (illustration)

The story is told of one who, passing through a village in Basutoland, noticed some chickens with little red ribbons fastened to their backs between their wings. The people explained: “They protect the chickens from the many vicious hawks that otherwise would attack them. Th …

Dobson - All Human Accomplishments Are Really Nothing (illustration)

James Dobson said, “When I went to my old high school in Texas I found my tennis trophies thrown away in the trash heap to make room for new ones in the trophy case. It made me realize that all human accomplishments are really nothing but trash that will not stand the test o …

Leonardo da Vinci Paints The Last Supper (illustration)

When Leonardo da Vinci was forty-three years old, the Duke Ludovinco of Milan asked him to paint the dramatic scene of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples: Working slowly and giving meticulous care to details, he spent three years on the assignment. He grouped the disciples int …

A Runner Must Stay on The Right Course (illustration)

In a recent NCAA cross-country championship held in Riverside, California, 123 of the 128 runners missed a turn. One competitor, Mike Delcavo, stayed on the 10,000 meter course and began waving for fellow runners to follow him. Delcavo was able to convince only four other runners …

Righteousness is to be Followed by Right Living (illustration)

Righteousness is right standing, specifically before God. Among the Greeks, righteousness was an ethical virtue. Among the Hebrews it was a legal concept; the righteous man was the one who got the verdict of acceptability when tried at the bar of God’s justice. Christ’s dea …