Righteousness equates to justification and therefore, our salvation.
So, where can you find the perfect righteousness God requires for you to get to Heaven someday?
- Human righteousness is primarily a social quality – doing certain things and avoiding bad deeds society deems are good. It is based on good character and good works.
And so, human righteousness is “by works”. This is doing what you can with what you have, in order to gain what you want. OR
- God’s righteousness is inherent in His own nature or attribute – just as God is love, so God is also righteous.
And God’s righteousness is obtained “by faith”. This is when God does what He only could, in order to give us what we truly need.
Many people, like the Jews, tried to earn their righteousness/salvation by obeying the Law, but were not able to attain it. However, Believers, like Gentiles, obtained righteousness/salvation by receiving it as God’s gift – by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ only.
The Bible declares, “The righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely (saved or declared righteous in God’s sight) by his grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ.” (Romans 3: 22-24).
So, what kind of righteousness do you have right now?
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