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R- Reference Section

Righteousness

Definition- This is the quality of being morally correct and justifiable before Jesus Christ. It can be characterized by being upright before God.  Leading a life that is pleasing to God.  A person would be justified before God by being judged and reckoned.  Job was said to be perfectly righteous.

 

PROVERBS 2:1-15,20- MY SON, IF YOU RECEIVE MY WORDS AND TREASURE UP MY COMMANDMENTS WITH YOU, MAKING YOUR EAR ATTENTIVE TO WISDOM AND INCLINING YOUR HEART TO UNDERSTANDING; YES, IF YOU CALL OUT FOR INSIGHT AND RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR UNDERSTANDING, IF YOU SEEK IT LIKE SILVER AND SEARCH FOR IT AS FOR HIDDEN TREASURES, THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  FOR THE LORD GIVES WISDOM; FROM HIS MOUTH COME KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING; HE STORES UP SOUND WISDOM FOR THE UPRIGHT; HE IS A SHIELD TO THOSE WHO WALK IN INTEGRITY, GUARDING THE PATHS OF JUSTICE AND WATCHING OVER THE WAY OF HIS SAINTS, THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE AND EQUITY, EVERY GOOD PATH; FOR WISDOM WILL COME INTO YOUR HEART, AND KNOWLEDGE WILL BE PLEASANT TO YOUR SOUL; DISCRETION WILL WATCH OVER YOU, UNDERSTANDING WILL GUARD YOU, DELIVERING YOU FROM THE WAY OF EVIL, FROM HUMANS OF PERVERTED SPEECH, WHO FORSAKE THE PATHS OF UPRIGHTNESS TO WALK IN THE WAYS OF DARKNESS, WHO REJOICE IN DOING EVIL AND DELIGHT IN THE PERVERSENESS OF EVIL, HUMANS WHOSE PATHS ARE CROOKED, AND WHO ARE DEVIOUS IN THEIR WAYS.  SO YOU WILL WALK IN THE WAY OF THE GOOD AND KEEP TO THE PATHS OF THE RIGHTEOUS.  

 

ISAIAH 32:15-18- THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US FROM ON HIGH, AND THE WILDERNESS BECOMES A FRUITFUL FIELD, AND THE FRUITFUL FIELD IS DEEMED A FOREST.  THEN JUSTICE WILL DWELL IN THE WILDERNESS, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ABIDE IN THE FRUITFUL FIELD.  AND THE EFFECT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE PEACE, AND THE RESULT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, QUIETNESS AND TRUST FOREVER.  MY PEOPLE WILL ABIDE IN A PEACEFUL HABITATION, IN SECURE DWELLINGS, AND IN QUIET RESTING PLACES.  

 

ROMANS 5:1-5- THEREFORE, SINCE WE HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  THROUGH HIM WE HAVE OBTAINED ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE IN WHICH WE STAND, AND WE REJOICE IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD.  NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE REJOICE IN OUR SUFFERINGS, KNOWING THAT SUFFERING PRODUCES ENDURANCE, AND ENDURANCE PRODUCES CHARACTER, AND CHARACTER PRODUCES HOP, AND HOPE DOES NOT PUT US TO SHAME, BECAUSE GOD’S LOVE HAS BEEN POURED INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US.