Tuesday, 31 January 2017

RIGHTEOUSNESS


                  RIGHTEOUSNESS


 

The righteousness of God is the perfect standard by which God keeps His promises and makes judgments.

 

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Psalm 145:17 (KJV)

 

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 3:21-26King James Version (KJV)


 


Man’s futile attempts at self-righteousness are filthy rags in the sight of a holy and righteous God.



But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)

 

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.


Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Matthew 23:27-28 (KJV)

 

What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Their feet are swift to shed blood:

Destruction and misery are in their ways:

And the way of peace have they not known:

There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:9-20 (KJV)


 


Man’s only hope at obtaining the perfect righteousness God requires is to be justified and declared righteous by faith in Christ Jesus. His righteousness is given as a gift to those who trust Him.


 


For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Romans 4:3 (KJV)

 

 

For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:17 (KJV)


 

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)


 


Those who are born of God practice righteousness. Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God.


 


If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

1 John 2:29 (KJV)


 

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 3:10 (KJV)


With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay