THE JUST SHALL SHINE

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Sunday Morning:August 1, 2004

Text: Romans 2:13-15"(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15. Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)"

HAVE EARS? LISTEN

Matthew 13:9"Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

THE LORD GIVES EARS TO HEAR

Deuteronomy 29:4"Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day."

COMMON SALVATION, THEN CALLING

2 Timothy 1:9 "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world [ages] began,"

MOST ARE NOT CALLED

Matthew 22:14"For many are called, but few are chosen [called out from, elect]."

CALLED UNTO HIS KINGDOM

1 Thessalonians 2:12"That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."

EARS TO HEAR THE WORD OF THE KINGDOM

Matthew 13:9-11"Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (that have not been called) it is not given."

 

ZACHARIAS AND ELISABETH WERE JUST

Luke 1:5-6 "There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both righteous [just] before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless."

OBEDIENCE, WISDOM OF THE JUST

Luke 1:17"And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

THE JUST NEED NO REPENTANCE

Luke 15:7"I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."

JOSEPH WAS JUST

Matthew 1:19"Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily."

SIMEON WAS JUST

Luke 2:25"And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him."

CORNELIUS, A JUST MAN

Acts 10:22 "And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee."

PAUL WAS JUST

Philippians 3:4-6"Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5. Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless."

PHARISEES WERE JUST

Matthew 5:20"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."

EXCEEDING RIGHTEOUSNESS

Philippians 3:9"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:"

YOU HAVE TO BE JUST

Romans 3:21"But now the righteousness of God without [in addition to] the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;"

WITHOUT (Romans 3:21)

2 Corinthians 11:28"Beside [in addition to] those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches."

TO LIVE BY FAITH

Galatians 3:11"But that no man is justified by the law (alone) in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just (those who obey the moral law) shall live by faith."

A HEAVENLY RULE

Romans 4:13"For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith."

LOT WAS JUST

2 Peter 2:7-8"And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8. (For that righteous [just] man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)"

JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS JUST

Mark 6:20"For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, . . ."

LEAST IN THE KINGDOM

Matthew 11:11"Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."

LOTíS INHERITANCE, EAST OF THE JORDAN

Deuteronomy 2:9"And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession."

DOUBLE PORTION

Deuteronomy 2:19"And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession."

LOT DWELT IN THE MOUNTAIN

Genesis 19:29-30"And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham (interceding), and sent (delivered) Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 30. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; . . ."

THE JUST SHALL SHINE

Matthew 13:43"Then shall the righteous [just] shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."