What about God’s righteousness?

What about God’s righteousness?

We are ‘justified,’ brought into a ‘right’ relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ – “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5: 1-5)

We are indwelt with God’s Spirit, ‘born of His Spirit,’ after we put our faith in Jesus, in what He has done for us.

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5: 6-8)

The ‘righteousness’ of God includes all that God ‘demands and approves,’ and is ultimately and completely found in Christ. Jesus fully met, in our place, every requirement of the law. Through faith in Christ, He becomes our righteousness.

Romans further teaches us – “But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3: 21-26)

We are justified or brought into a right relationship with God through faith in Christ.

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

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

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