Note: Another guest post from my good long-time friend Doug Apple from his “My Heart is on Fire” podcast on wave94.com. Such great wisdom!
I’m Doug Apple…and my heart is on fire! (Luke 24:32)
I want to be a just man, like Noah.
Genesis says Noah was a just man, and he walked with God.
I want to be a just man, like John the Baptist.
Mark 6:20 says that Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man…and holy.
I want to be a just man, like Joseph of Arimethea.
Luke says, “Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man.”
I want to be like that: a good and just man.
I want to be a just man like Cornelius.
Acts 10:22 says Cornelius the centurion was a just man, one who feared God and had a good reputation.
Hardly anyone in the Bible is called “just,” but I want to be like them, a just man.
Proverbs 9:9 says, “Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”
“Lord, I want that. I don’t want to be a fool who can’t learn his lessons. Lord, I want to be a just man who increases in learning.”
Proverbs 20:7 says the just man walks in his integrity. His children are blessed.
“Lord, I want to be that man, the just man, with integrity, whose children are blessed!”
Proverbs 24:16 says a just man falls seven times…and rises up again!
“Thank You, Lord, that even if I stumble I will rise up again! By Your Spirit I will keep the faith. I will run the race. I will live for You and love You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.”
“Lord Jesus, I am clay on the wheel. Mold me into the man You want me to be.”
A good man.
A holy man.
A just man.
God bless you, today.
Doug Apple is the manager at Altrua Communications in Tallahassee, Fla., and the general manager of non-denominational Christian radio station WAVE 94.1 FM. You can listen to his podcast here.