Righteousness

A righteous life is a life led in obedience to God for the purpose of honoring the Lord God.

Righteousness means acting in a just and upright manner. A person chooses to do what is right and virtuous because of his or her love and obedience to the One Holy, Almighty God and for God's Glory alone.      (The definition of "self-righteous" means doing things because of your own pride and not for the glory of God alone.)  Any word, action, thought or emotion that you have done in the attitude that agrees with the Living and  Holy God's Will and desire for your life shows righteousness.  God's Laws tell some of God's instructions for your life.  Below you will find other descriptions of a righteous life. 

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 

        The result of righteousness is life.  Not just life of your physical body, but the life of your soul.  Eternal Live.  That is why your life is so joyous, satisfying and prosperous when you are obeying and honoring the All-Loving Lord God.  Eternal life is permanent because it comes when you choose to give yourself to Jesus Christ.  It is then that God becomes your father.  You become His child, and God NEVER gives you away, NEVER has an abortion, and NEVER changes His mind.  "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 His promises are permanent.  

When you belong to God, He shows His love to you and He continually helps you in your life.   You must continually come to Him for every need.  Your life is more blessed with each step you take toward the Lord.  Allowing God to love you and to live in friendship with you is the most wonderful and awesome experience you can ever have.  It is a great adventure to unknown heights and depths, but always safe travel because you are holding His hand.   

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Matthew 13:43

I would like to have eternal life.  Bring me to Salvation or to Atonement.

Jesus gave us a model for asking God for our needs:   How To Pray 

Blessings                Fellowship

God's Word                Obedience

Family                 Gifts

 Responsibilities           God's Attitude

Leaning on the Lord        Protection

Friendship with God        Marriage

   For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.  Ephesians 5:8-10

Leaning on the Lord

Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.  Psalm 6:4

Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.  Psalm 119:27

Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.  Psalm 119:29

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies - make straight your way before me.  Psalm 5:8

Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.  Psalm 123:3

Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.  Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.  Psalm 119:33,34

Do good to your servant, according to your word, O Lord.  Psalm 119:65

Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my  mouth, and teach me your laws.  Psalm 119:108

Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.  Psalm 119:88

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.  Psalm 119:116

Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.  Psalm 119:132

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.  Psalm 119:133

Look upon my suffering and deliver me, I have not forgotten you law.  Psalm 119:153  

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my cry for mercy.  Psalm 130:1,2

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.  Psalm 119:73

Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;  Psalm 140:1

...for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.  Psalm 143:8

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  Psalm 143:10

Fellowship with God

But now in Christ Jesus you were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ   Ephesians 2:13

But I, by Your great mercy, will come into Your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.  Psalm 5:7

I cry aloud to the Lord;...I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.  Psalm 142:1,2

The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.   Psalm 118:6,7

I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord."  Psalm 122:1

He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge  Psalm 144:2

I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.  Psalm 123:1

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.  Psalm 5:11

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.  Psalm 141:2

To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from his holy hill.  Psalm 3:4

Jesus says: "So I say to you:  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Luke 11:9-10

Responsibilities of the Righteous

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  Matthew 6:33

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Pet 3:18 

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.  Philemon 6

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it...." Malachi 3:10 

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.  Matt 3:8

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me...For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb...Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Psalm 1 139:1,13,23,24

I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.  Psalm 119:30

But, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."  2 Corinthians 10:17

My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.  Psalm 34:2

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8 NKJV

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  John 15:12

Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.  Jude 1:22,23  

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust man.  Psalm 118:8

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.  Romans 13:14

Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!  Philippians 4:4

in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.  2 Corinthians 2:17

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Psalm 119:9-11

I speak the truth in Christ - I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit.  Romans 9:1

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him.  Colossians 2:6

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.  Psalm 130:5

"learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.   Defend the cause of the fatherless, pleas the case of the widow."  Isaiah 1:17

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to you name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night... Psalm 92:1

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving...

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  Psalm 105:3,4

Spread your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in you.  Psalm 5:11

Praise the Lord.  Psalm 106:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1

I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.  Psalm 7:17

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."  Matt 28:18-20
 
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thess 5:16-18

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Phil 4:6 

FOR MORE, read The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30

God's Attitude toward Righteous Ones

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  Psalm 145:18

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.  Hebrews 4:15

"I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the LORD.  Hosea 2:19,20 NKJV

"LORD God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts."  2 Chron 6:14

The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.  Psalm 6:9

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.  Psalm 25:10

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands..." Daniel 9:4

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.  Psalm 116:1

Those who know Your name will trust in you, for you , Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.  Psalm 8:10

Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.  Psalm 5:11

He cares for those who trust in Him.  Nahum 1:7

Had the Lord not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive.  Psalm 124:2,3

For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.  Psalm 5:

For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.  Psalm 135:14

But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.  Psalm 3:3

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever.  Psalm 138:8

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me...For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb... Psalm 1 139:1,13

The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.  Ephesians 5:8-10

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