Column: I put on righteousness


“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban,” Job 29:14.


Righteousness is often misunderstood. Putting on righteousness is not being self-righteous, but rather, honing our ear to what God is calling us to do and then acting obediently to that call. When we do this, we find that our lives are clothed with God’s grace, his mercy and protection. How often do we occupy our lives with all sorts of important things that pull us away from hearing and responding to God’s voice? Many people can’t discern God’s voice in our heads or our hearts because we’ve become so filled with our own agenda and our own plans.

What if, for this day, you committed yourself to listening to God’s voice, his comfort, his call, his encouragement in your heart and your head? What if you decide that when you hear an inspiration to act in some specific way, whether it completely makes sense to you or not, you will act? God’s voice is like the still, small whisper we can often barely hear. We must be listening closely because this voice is very often at odds with the culture in which we live.

Today, make the commitment to tone down the volume of your life and attend to the voice of God as it calls you to turn toward him. For if you do, he will completely overtake your life with the mission he has in mind for you. And it is in fulfilling this mission that brings us our greatest joy, for it is when we are living a consistent, cohesive life that we are at one with God. Turn this day to him and allow him to overtake your life.


Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist at Christian Heart Counseling, located at 275 Third St. S., Ste. 303. She can be reached at 651-439-2059, ext. 718, or [email protected]