Friday, October 18 — Psalm 119:33–40
Ezekiel 23:28–24:8; James 3:13–4:6
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor. Proverbs 21:21
The kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17
Righteous God, righteousness sounds so hard and so religious. If we think of it as neighborliness, it feels a lot closer and more real—but not any easier. Make of us better neighbors to people near and far. Amen.