What is righteousness?

what is righteousness - @GodlyWoman911

As a Christian, sometimes you hear words continually in your walk with Christ and we don’t stop to truly reflect on their meaning. I find myself getting so caught up in reading the bible and not taking the time out to ensure I understand it all clearly.

As Paul notes in Colossians 4:5-6 “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

I want to be prepared always…

Recently I paused at a verse that spoke of righteousness. I paused and truly reflected on what does God mean when HE states righteousness in the Bible. 

Let’s break it down… using the bible.

There quite a few verses in the bible with the words Righteous, righteousness …

“If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.” 1 John 2:29

“Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!” Psalms 106:3

But there is a verse, which clearly outlines righteousness for us: Ezekiel 18:5-9

“Suppose there is a righteous man
    who does what is just and right.
He does not eat at the mountain shrines
    or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
    or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.
He does not oppress anyone,
    but returns what he took in pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry
    and provides clothing for the naked.
He does not lend to them at interest
    or take a profit from them.
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
    and judges fairly between two parties.
He follows my decrees
    and faithfully keeps my laws.
That man is righteous;
    he will surely live,
declares the Sovereign Lord.”

Looking at these verses we can analyze that those who are in Christ (who have been saved and accepted Christ as their savior) finds righteousness because of that relationship.

We can also summarize that righteousness is about justice and doing what is right.

When we become saved, the Holy Spirit lives within us. It is only through the Spirit that we can live a righteous life. It is by being obedient and continually seeking Christ that we can live a life of justice, integrity and obedience.

Food for thought: For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17) Living a life of righteousness means dying to sin every day and living in faith every minute… every hour. 

Prayer: God of grace and power. We need you. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those that have sinned against us. Holy Spirit cover and live within us so that the words of our mouth and meditation of our heart will be pleasing to our God and Father. May thy will be done. In Jesus name. Amen

May the God of grace, peace and love be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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