What is Righteousness?  

Righteousness is right standing with God.

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Ps 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. (KJV)

As we go through these end days i find this verse comforting.  

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Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. (NKJ)

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Isaiah 64:6 But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (NKJ)

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. (NKJ)

Psalms 24:5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. NKJ

Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keeps him whose way is blameless, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. (NKJ)

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (NKJ)

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (NKJ)

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (NKJ)

Matthew 21:32 "For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him. (NKJ)

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (NKJ)

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." (NKJ)

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Wayne Grudem B.A. M.Div Ph.D. Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology Trinity Evangelical Divinity School comments about Romans 1:17.  The righteousness of God is God's way of justifying sinners, that is, putting them right with himself without compromising his absolutely pure moral character. 

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Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (NKJ)

Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (NKJ)

2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (NKJ)

Ephesians 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (NKJ)

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (NKJ)

I John 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. (NKJ)

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Ps 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children,

18 To such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them. (NKJ)


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Psalms 138:2:c for You have magnified Your word above all Your name]  (NKJ)

OR Ps 138:2  LIVING BIBLE because [[   your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.]] (NLT)

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God’s Standard Of Righteousness

By Hal Lindsey

The Bible has a lot to say about righteousness. But the single most important thing to remember is that our righteousness falls short of God’s righteousness.

Jesus teaches this over and over in the Gospels. His teaching on adultery and murder must have been especially shocking to the religious Jews of that time. He taught them that God’s standard is not just about what you physically do or don’t do. It’s also about your thoughts and attitudes. You can impress everyone with your actions, but God looks on the heart.

Romans 10:3-4 talks specifically about the nation of Israel. But it applies to all who trust their own righteousness rather than God’s. “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. [NKJV]

To be ignorant of God’s righteousness is to be ignorant of God’s standard. In Matthew 5:48, Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” [KJV]

God is the standard. Anything short of Him is sin. People reading Matthew 5:48 see it as impossible and so they work hard to make it mean something less. Some point out that the Greek word used for “perfect” can also mean “complete” or “mature.” They say the Lord was simply telling us to be mature. But how mature? How complete? How perfect? As mature, complete, and perfect as you Father in Heaven. Can you do that on your own? No. Neither can I. We are sinners and need a Savior.

Those who are ignorant of God’s standard sometimes seek to establish their own righteousness. Do you remember the Lord’s parable about the Pharisee and the tax collector? The Pharisee prayed, “God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.” [Luke 18:11-12 NKJV]

Jesus then talked about the tax collector standing at a distance, not even lifting his eyes toward heaven. He “beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’” [Luke 18:13 NKJV] Of the tax collector, Jesus said, “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.” [Luke 18:14 NKJV]

Now go back to the beginning. Luke 18:9 reveals exactly why Jesus told the story. “He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous.”

Don’t trust in your righteousness. It’s not good enough. Romans 3:23 says, “All have sinned….” But the verse doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say, “…and come short of the glory of God.” Think about how far we fall short of God’s glory.

Most people judge their own righteousness by how their lives stack up against other people. But the real measure is not people. It is God Himself. Naturally, no mere human can measure up to Him. In fact, only God measures up to God. That’s why . We didn’t live to God the Son became a man and lived a perfect human life. Now He offers His righteousness to us as a gif the perfect life that Jesus lived, but through His grace we gain the benefit of it.

2 Corinthians 5:21 puts it like this. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”


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America was born a Christian nation for the purpose of exemplifying to the nations of the world the principles of righteousness found in the word of God.

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