What is righteousness?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread
In my morning quiet time with the Word of God, I was drawn over and over again to the word, "righteous; and righteousness". How about a word study? In your opinion, what is righteousness? In His Grace, Sissy
-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), January 11, 2002
I think it has to do with being faithful to the standards of truthfulness, honesty, compassion etc.
-- john (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.
Nobody is righteous in that nobody can keep to God's standards. We can see many of those standards, however, and attempt to keep them.
God sees us as righteous if we believe Jesus, recognizing and accepting the offering of his life for our sins. Sounds pat to write it like this but makes great sense in overview.
Paul argured that Abraham, David, and others were justified by their faith, not be being righteous, which they clearly weren't. He further argues, as above, that it is the the faith in Jesus that justifies us before God.
Jesus said as much in his own words.
-- charles (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2002.
Good question here. I really don't have a great answer. So I guess I need to do a little study. I suppose that's what makes it a good question........I'll have to study some to clarify the thoughts I have right now that I can't seem to put down here in any forrm that will make sense. Thanks.
-- John in S. IN (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.
Thankyou for your thoughts. I am still studying this one! In His Grace, Sissy
-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), January 14, 2002.
Νή ΗΡ νΗΡ
-- Your Full Name (Your Email Address@greenspun.com), July 08, 2003.
Abraham's belief in what God told HIm counted for righteousness. Noah's belief in what God told him was righteousness. an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ is righteousness. Righteousness is not in the law, but by faith in God. Belief!
-- robert charles payne (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 23, 2003.
>> Abraham's belief in what God told HIm counted for righteousness. Noah's belief in what God told him was righteousness<<
You forgot one more , part of the new edited version of the BIBLE .
George W Bush's belief in what God told HIm counted for righteousness
-- Steve (email@example.com), July 27, 2003.