What does Righteousness mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
δικαιοσύνην in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be 32
δικαιοσύνης in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be 29
δικαιοσύνῃ in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be 14
δικαιοσύνη in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be 12
וּצְדָקָ֖ה justice 10
צֶ֑דֶק justice 8
צְדָקָ֣ה justice 6
צֶ֣דֶק justice 5
צֶ֖דֶק justice 5
צְדָקָ֥ה justice 5
וּ֝צְדָקָ֗ה justice 4
צֶ֭דֶק justice 4
צֶ֔דֶק justice 4
וּצְדָקָֽה justice 4
בִּצְדָקָֽה justice 4
צֶֽדֶק justice 3
בְּצֶ֑דֶק justice 3
צְדָק֣וֹת justice 3
צִדְקַ֣ת justice 3
וְ֝צִדְקָת֗וֹ justice 3
צִדְק֑וֹ justice 3
צְדָקָ֑ה justice 3
צְדָקָֽה justice 3
וְצִדְקָתְךָ֥ justice 3
בְּצִדְקָתֶֽךָ justice 2
צִדְקָתֽוֹ justice 2
וְצִדְקָתִ֖י justice 2
צְדָקָ֔ה justice 2
הַצְּדָקָ֔ה justice 2
צְדָקָ֖ה justice 2
כְּצִדְקָתִ֑י justice 2
צִדְקָת֖וֹ justice 2
כְּצִדְקָתֽוֹ justice 2
בִּצְדָקָ֖ה justice 2
צֶ֥דֶק justice 2
צְדָקָה֙ justice 2
וּצְדָקָ֔ה justice 2
צִדְקֶ֑ךָ justice 2
צֶ֝֗דֶק justice 2
צִדְקָתֶֽךָ justice 2
צִדְקָתִי֙ justice 2
בְּצֶ֣דֶק justice 2
בְּצִדְקָתְךָ֥ justice 2
הַצֶּ֔דֶק justice 2
צְ֝דָקָ֗ה justice 2
צִדְקֵֽנוּ justice 2
בִצְדָקָֽה justice 1
וְצִדְקָתִי֙ justice 1
צִדְקָתְךָ֣ justice 1
לִצְדָקָ֖ה justice 1
וְצִדְקָתְךָ֖ justice 1
צִדְקָתֶ֑ךָ justice 1
מִצְּדָקָֽה justice 1
בְּצִדְקָתְךָ֓ ׀ justice 1
צְדָקָ֛ה justice 1
וּצְדָקָ֤ה justice 1
הַצְּדָקָ֖ה justice 1
וְ֝צִדְקָתְךָ֗ justice 1
וּבְצִדְקָתְךָ֥ justice 1
לִצְדָקָה֙ justice 1
צִ֭דְקָתוֹ justice 1
לִצְדָקָ֑ה justice 1
צִדְקָתֶ֗ךָ justice 1
וְצִדְקָת֖וֹ justice 1
בְּצִדְקָתִ֣י justice 1
בְּצִדְקָתֽוֹ justice 1
צִדְקֹתֵ֑ינוּ justice 1
צִדְקָת֑וֹ justice 1
וּבִצְדָקָ֑ה justice 1
צִדְקָֽתְךָ֨ ׀ justice 1
צְ֭דָקָה justice 1
צִדְק֥וֹת justice 1
צִדְקָתֵ֑ךְ justice 1
צִדְקָתְךָ֬ justice 1
בְצִדְקָתֶ֗ךָ justice 1
וְצִדְקָתָ֛ם justice 1
בְּצִדְקָתְךָ֗ justice 1
בִּצְדָקָ֑ה justice 1
בִ֝צְדָקָ֗ה justice 1
וְ֝צִדְקָֽתְךָ֗ justice 1
בְּצִדְקָתִי֙ justice 1
מִצִּדְקָת֖וֹ justice 1
מִצִּדְקוֹ֙ justice 1
צִדְקִ֥י justice 1
צִדְקֵ֔ךְ justice 1
צִדְקָ֔הּ justice 1
צִדְקֶ֔ךָ justice 1
צִדְקִי֙ justice 1
בְצֶ֔דֶק justice 1
בְצֶ֖דֶק justice 1
לְצֶ֖דֶק justice 1
בְּצֶ֙דֶק֙ justice 1
צֶ֛דֶק justice 1
בְּצִדְק֔וֹ justice 1
בְּצֶ֖דֶק justice 1
וָצֶ֙דֶק֙ justice 1
הַצֶּ֖דֶק justice 1
וּמַצְדִּיקֵי֙ to be just 1
צַדִּיקִ֣ים just 1
צַדִּ֑יק just 1
מִ֝ישֹׁ֗ר level place 1
εὐθύτητος rectitude 1
δικαίωμα that which has been deemed right so as to have force of law. 1
δικαιώματος that which has been deemed right so as to have force of law. 1
[δικαιοσύνην] in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be 1
צִדְקִי־ justice 1
בַּצֶּ֣דֶק justice 1
צִדְקֹתָו֙‪‬ justice 1
וּבִצְדָקָ֛ה justice 1
מִצִּדְקָת֛וֹ justice 1
(צִדְקֹתָ֤יו) justice 1
מִצִּדְקָתוֹ֙ justice 1
בְּצִדְקָת֥וֹ justice 1
צִדְקַ֤ת justice 1
בְצִדְקָתָ֖ם justice 1
בְצִדְקָתָם֙ justice 1
בְצִדְקָֽתְךָ֙ justice 1
בְצִדְקָתְךָ֗ justice 1
צִדְקֹתֶ֙ךָ֙ justice 1
צֶ֙דֶק֙ justice 1
בְּצֶ֥דֶק justice 1
וְ֝צֶ֗דֶק justice 1
בְצֶ֑דֶק justice 1
כְּצִדְק֑וֹ justice 1
כְּצִדְקִ֖י justice 1
צֶּדֶק֮ justice 1
צֶ֨דֶק ׀ justice 1
! צִדְקִ֗י justice 1
כְ֭צִדְקְךָ justice 1
כְצִדְקִ֑י justice 1
כְּצִדְקִ֑י justice 1
בְּ֭צֶדֶק justice 1
וּבִצְדָקָֽה justice 1

Definitions Related to Righteousness

G1343


   1 in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, Righteousness, the condition acceptable to God.
      1a the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God.
      1b integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting.
   2 in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due.
   

H6666


   1 justice, Righteousness.
      1a Righteousness (in government).
         1a1 of judge, ruler, king.
         1a2 of law.
         1a3 of Davidic king Messiah.
      1b Righteousness (of God’s attribute).
      1c Righteousness (in a case or cause).
      1d Righteousness, truthfulness.
      1e Righteousness (as ethically right).
      1f Righteousness (as vindicated), justification, salvation.
         1f1 of God.
         1f2 prosperity (of people).
      1g righteous acts.
      

H6664


   1 justice, rightness, Righteousness.
      1a what is right or just or normal, rightness, justness (of weights and measures).
      1b Righteousness (in government).
         1b1 of judges, rulers, kings.
         1b2 of law.
         1b3 of Davidic king, Messiah.
         1b4 of Jerusalem as seat of just government.
         1b5 of God’s attribute.
      1c Righteousness, justice (in case or cause).
      1d rightness (in speech).
      1e Righteousness (as ethically right).
      1f Righteousness (as vindicated), justification (in controversy), deliverance, victory, prosperity.
         1f1 of God as covenant-keeping in redemption.
         1f2 in name of Messianic king.
         1f3 of people enjoying salvation.
         1f4 of Cyrus.
         

G1345


   1 that which has been deemed right so as to have force of law.
      1a what has been established, and ordained by law, an ordinance.
      1b a judicial decision, sentence.
         1b1 of God.
            1b1a either the favourable judgment by which he acquits man and declares them acceptable to Him.
            1b1b unfavourable: sentence of condemnation.
   2 a righteous act or deed.
   

H4334


   1 level place, uprightness.
      1a level country, table-land, plain.
      1b level place.
      1c uprightness.
      

H6662


   1 just, lawful, righteous.
      1a just, righteous (in government).
      1b just, right (in one’s cause).
      1c just, righteous (in conduct and character).
      1d righteous (as justified and vindicated by God).
      1e right, correct, lawful.
      

H6663


   1 to be just, be righteous.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to have a just cause, be in the right.
         1a2 to be justified.
         1a3 to be just (of God).
         1a4 to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character).
      1b (Niphal) to be put or made right, be justified.
      1c (Piel) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to do or bring justice (in administering law).
         1d2 to declare righteous, justify.
         1d3 to justify, vindicate the cause of, save.
         1d4 to make righteous, turn to Righteousness.
      1e (Hithpael) to justify oneself.
      

G2118


   1 rectitude, unrighteousness.
   

Frequency of Righteousness (original languages)

Frequency of Righteousness (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Righteousness
RIGHTEOUSNESS
I. In OT.
‘Righteousness,’ ‘righteous’ (except in a few passages) stand in EV [1] for some offshoot of the Semitic root tsdq which is met with as early as the Tell el-Amarna letters in the sense of ‘to be innocent.’ The Heb. derivatives are the adjective tsaddîq and the nouns tsedeq and tsĕdâqâh (which seem to be practically indistinguishable in meaning), and the verbal forms tsâdaq, hitsdîq , etc. This group of words is represented in EV [1] in about 400 passages by ‘righteousness,’ ‘righteous,’ etc.; in the remainder, about one-fifth of the whole, by ‘just,’ ‘justice,’ ‘justify,’ ‘right.’ Whether the primary notion was ‘straightness’ or ‘hardness’ is uncertain, and quite immaterial for the present inquiry.
The material can be conveniently arranged under two heads: (1) righteousness in common speech; (2) righteousness in religious terminology. The order is not without significance. It has been justly remarked that the development of the idea of righteousness in OT moves in the opposite direction to that traversed by the idea of holiness. Whilst the latter starts from the Divine and comes down to the human, the former begins with the human and ascends to the Divine.
1. Righteousness in common speech . ( a ) It is perhaps safest to begin with the forensic or juristic application, The plaintiff or defendant in a legal case who was in the right was ‘righteous’ ( Deuteronomy 25:1 , Isaiah 5:23 ); and his claim resting on his good behaviour was ‘righteousness’ ( 1 Kings 8:32 ). A judge who decided in favour of such a person gave ‘righteous judgment,’ lit. ‘judgment of righteousness’ ( Deuteronomy 16:18 ), judged ‘righteously’ ( Deuteronomy 1:16 ). The Messianic King, who would be the ideal judge, would he ‘swift to do righteousness’ ( Isaiah 16:5 ), would ‘judge the poor with righteousness’ ( Isaiah 11:4 ), and would have ‘righteousness for the girdle of his loins’ ( Isaiah 11:5 ). A court of justice was, in theory, ‘the place of righteousness’ ( Ecclesiastes 3:16 ). The purified Jerusalem would be ‘a city of righteousness’ ( Isaiah 1:26 ). On the other hand, corrupt judges ‘cast down righteousness to the earth’ ( Amos 5:7 ), and ‘take away the righteousness of the righteous from him’ ( Isaiah 5:23 ). ( b ) From the forensic use is readily developed the general meaning ‘what is right,’ ‘what ought to be’ [3]. In Isaiah 52:1-1540 we read: ‘Better is a little with righteousness ( i.e. , a little got by right conduct) than great revenues with injustice.’ Balances, weights, and measures which came up to the required standard were ‘just balances,’ etc., lit. ‘balances of righteousness’ ( Leviticus 19:36 ), whilst their converse were ‘wicked balances,’ lit. ‘balances of wickedness’ ( Micah 6:11 ) or ‘balances of deceit’ ( Amos 8:5 ). ( c ) Righteous speech also, i.e. truthful speech, came under the category of ‘righteousness.’ ‘Righteous lips,’ lit. ‘lips of righteousness,’ ‘are the delight of kings’ ( Proverbs 16:13 ).
2. Righteousness in religious terminology . ( a ) For the ancient Hebrew, ‘righteousness’ was especially correspondence with the Divine will . The thought of God, indeed, was perhaps never wholly absent from his mind when he used the word. Note, for this conception of righteousness, Ezekiel 18:5-9 , where ‘doing what is lawful and right ( tsĕdâqâh )’ is illustrated by a number of concrete examples followed up by the general statement, ‘hath walked in my statutes and kept my judgments to deal truly,’ The man who thus acts, adds the prophet, is ‘just,’ rather ‘righteous’ ( tsaddîq ). The Book of Ezekiel has many references to righteousness thus understood. ( b ) As the Divine will was revealed in the Law, ‘righteousness’ was thought of as obedience to its rules ( Deuteronomy 6:25 ). Note also the description of a righteous man in Psalms 1:1-6 (cf. v. Psalms 1:1 f. with Isaiah 43:1-282 b and Psalms 1:6 a). The expression was also used of obedience in a single instance. Restoring a pledge at sun-down was ‘righteousness’ ( Deuteronomy 24:13 ). The avenging deed of Phinehas was ‘counted to him for righteousness’ ( Psalms 106:31 ). So we find the word in the plural: ‘The Lord is righteous: he loveth righteous deeds’ ( Psalms 11:7 RVm [4] ). ( c ) In most of the passages quoted, and in many places in Ezk., Job, Prov., and Eccles., the righteousness of the individual is referred to; but in others Israel ( Psalms 14:5 ; Psalms 97:11 ; Psalms 118:20 etc., Isaiah 41:8-11 , and other parts of Deutero-Isaiah, Habakkuk 1:13 etc.), or a portion of Israel ( Isaiah 51:1 ; Isaiah 51:7 etc.), is represented as ‘righteous.’ ( d ) Since righteousness is conformity to the Divine will, and the Law which reveals that will is righteous in the whole and its parts ( Isaiah 66:1-24 ; Psalms 119:62 ; Psalms 119:75 ; Psalms 119:172 etc.), God Himself is naturally thought of as essentially righteous ( Deuteronomy 32:4 where ‘just’ = ‘righteous’; Jeremiah 12:1 , Isaiah 46:1-13 , Psalms 7:9 (10) 11 (12), His throne is founded on righteousness and judgment ( Psalms 89:14 , (15)), and all His ways exhibit righteousness ( Psalms 145:17 ). As, however, Israel was often unrighteous, the righteousness of Jehovah could then be revealed to it only in judgment ( Isaiah 1:27 ; Isaiah 5:18 ; Isaiah 10:22 ). In later times it was revealed in judgment on their heathen oppressors ( Psalms 40:9 f., Psalms 98:2 etc.). ( e ) So in a number of passages, especially in Isaiah 40:1-31 ; Isaiah 41:1-29 ; Isaiah 42:1-25 ; 1619169408_56 ; Isaiah 44:1-28 ; Isaiah 45:1-25 ; Isaiah 42:21 ; Isaiah 47:1-15 ; Isaiah 48:1-22 ; Isaiah 49:1-26 ; Isaiah 50:1-11 ; Isaiah 51:1-23 ; 1619169408_4 ; Isaiah 53:1-12 ; Isaiah 54:1-17 ; Isaiah 55:1-13 ; Isaiah 56:1-12 ; Isaiah 57:1-21 ; Isaiah 58:1-14 ; Isaiah 59:1-21 ; Isaiah 60:1-22 ; Isaiah 61:1-11 ; Isaiah 62:1-12 ; Isaiah 63:1-19 ; Isaiah 64:1-12 ; Isaiah 65:1-25 ; Psalms 119:7 , ‘righteousness’ is almost synonymous with justification, salvation ( Isaiah 45:8 ; Isaiah 46:13 ; Isaiah 51:6 f., Isaiah 58:6 ; Isaiah 59:9 ; Isaiah 61:11 ; Isaiah 62:1 ; many passages in Psalms [5], Malachi 4:2 [6]). For more on this subject cf. art. Justification.
II. In NT.
The Greek equivalents of tsaddîq, tsedeq , etc., are dikaios (81 times), ‘righteous,’ ‘just’; dikaiôs (5 t.), ‘justly,’ ‘righteously’; dikaiosynç (92 t.), ‘righteousness’; dikaioô (39 t.), ‘justify’; dikaiôma (10 t.). ‘righteousness’ (4t. [7] ] ‘righteous act,’ ‘judgment,’ ‘ordinance,’ ‘justification’]); dikaiôsis (2 t.), justification’; dikaiokrisia , ‘righteous judgment’ ( Romans 2:5 ).
In the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 5:6 ; Matthew 5:10 ; Matthew 5:20 ; Matthew 6:1 ; Matthew 6:33 ; Matthew 21:32 , John 16:8 ; John 16:10 ), and in NT generally, ‘righteousness’ means, as in OT, conformity to the Divine will, but with the thought greatly deepened and spiritualized. In the Sermon on the Mount righteousness clearly includes right feeling and motive as well as right action. In Matthew 6:1 (where dikaiosynç is unquestionably the true reading) there may be an echo of the later meaning acquired by tsĕdâqâh , its Aramaic equivalent, the beginnings of which can be traced in LXX [8] ( Deuteronomy 6:25 ; Deuteronomy 6:8 other passages) and the Heb. Sirach about b.c. 200 ( Sir 3:14 ; Sir 40:17 ) ‘benevolence,’ ‘ almsgiving .’ If, as cannot be reasonably doubted, the Sermon on the Mount was originally in Aramaic, the word for ‘righteousness’ can hardly have been used in such a connexion without a side glance at a common popular application of it. Still, it is not safe to find more than a hint or echo.
In Matthew 3:15 , Zahn has observed, dikaiosynç seems to be used in the sense of dikaiôma , ‘ordinance.’ In the Pauline Epistles, where dikaiosynç and dikaioô are most frequently used (85 times out of 131), the former in a considerable number of cases describes not the righteousness required by God, but the righteousness bestowed by God and accepted by faith in Christ ( Romans 1:17 etc.).
For fuller treatment cf. art. Justification.
W. Taylor Smith.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Righteousness
See Justification
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehovah Our Righteousness
The margin of our Bible hath preserved the original Hebrew, JEHOVAH Tzidkenu, in both places where meet with this glorious name of the Lord Jesus, (Jeremiah 23:6; Jer 33:16) and a most blessed and soul-comforting name it is for the present and everlasting joy of a poor sinner, conscious that in himself he is void of all righteousness. For doth any one ask the question—Wherefore we call Jesus JEHOVAH? The answer is direct; Jesus is not only JEHOVAH by reason of his own personal GODHEAD, but JEHOVAH the Father hath commanded his people to call him and to know him by that name. And if it be farther asked—Wherefore do you call him your righteousness? The answer is, Because he is so, and is the very righteousness in which all his people become justified before God; and in confirmation of it JEHOVAH hath commanded the people so to call him, and so to apprehend and know him. And reader, do but attend to the several blessed causes by which it is confirmed and assured to the heart and conscience, and very fully will it appear to you, in all its glory, if so be God the Holy Ghost be your teacher. That Jesus is JEHOVAH in common with the Father and the Holy Ghost, the whole Bible confirms. (See in proof if but a single passage, Isaiah 45:22-25) And that he is our righteousness, the Holy Ghost hath asserted in numberless places of his blessed word. (See but two passages among many that might be brought forward, 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
But what I more particularly beg the reader to observe with me on this glorious name of our Redeemer, is, that JEHOVAH Jesus our righteousness is the very righteousness of his people. Let the reader remember that Jesus is not said to be a righteous person, but righteousness itself. Angels may be, and sometimes are, called righteous, and so are the servants of God; but none of them can be called righteousness. This belongs only to God our Saviour: all other righteousness is derived, and is from him; but the righteousness of the Lord Jesus is essentially and necessarily his own. He is righteousness itself; and his GODHEAD both proves his righteousness, and his righteousness demonstrates his GODHEAD. This is one sweet feature of this name of our Lord; and there is another included in it, namely, that this righteousness is ours. For by virtue of union and oneness with him, all that he is as the Head of his body the church, he is for and in his people. Hence he is said to have been made sin for them when he knew no sin that they might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) "And he is made of God to them wisdom and righteousness, sanctification and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30) And what crowns the whole is, that Christ and his righteousness being so for ever, so must his people be in him. His person being infinite, so must be his righteousness; and therefore, he is said to have saved his people with an everlasting righteousness, by reason of which they shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end. Well might the Holy Ghost command the church to exclaim, "Surely shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness and strength." (Isaiah 45:24) I would only add, as a farther confirmation of the interest the church hath in Christ and the oneness there is between them, the church also is called the Lord our righteousness, because her glorious Husband is so; thus proving her marriage by taking the name of her husband. (See Jeremiah 33:16) Oh, the blessedness in that one title, JEHOVAH our righteousness!
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Righteousness
1: δικαιοσύνη (Strong's #1343 — Noun Feminine — dikaiosune — dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay ) is "the character or quality of being right or just;" it was formerly spelled "rightwiseness," which clearly expresses the meaning. It is used to denote an attribute of God, e.g., Romans 3:5 , the context of which shows that "the righteousness of God" means essentially the same as His faithfulness, or truthfulness, that which is consistent with His own nature and promises; Romans 3:25,26 speaks of His "righteousness" as exhibited in the Death of Christ, which is sufficient to show men that God is neither indifferent to sin nor regards it lightly. On the contrary, it demonstrates that quality of holiness in Him which must find expression in His condemnation of sin.
"Dikaiosune is found in the sayings of the Lord Jesus, (a) of whatever is right or just in itself, whatever conforms to the revealed will of God, Matthew 5:6,10,20 ; John 16:8,10 ; (b) whatever has been appointed by God to be acknowledged and obeyed by man. Matthew 3:15 ; 21:32 ; (c) the sum total of the requirements of God, Matthew 6:33 ; (d) religious duties, Matthew 6:1 (distinguished as almsgiving, man's duty to his neighbor, Matthew 6:2-4 , prayer, his duty to God, Matthew 6:5-15 , fasting, the duty of self-control, Matthew 6:16-18 ).
"In the preaching of the Apostles recorded in Acts the word has the same general meaning. So also in James 1:20 ; 3:18 , in both Epp. of Peter, 1st John and the Revelation. In 2 Peter 1:1 , 'the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ,' is the righteous dealing of God with sin and with sinners on the ground of the Death of Christ. 'Word of righteousness,' Hebrews 5:13 , is probably the gospel, and the Scriptures as containing the gospel, wherein is declared the righteousness of God in all its aspects.
"This meaning of dikaiosune, right action, is frequent also in Paul's writings, as in all five of its occurrences in Romans 6 ; Ephesians 6:14 , etc. But for the most part he uses it of that gracious gift of God to men whereby all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are brought into right relationship with God. This righteousness is unattainable by obedience to any law, or by any merit of man's own, or any other condition than that of faith in Christ ... The man who trusts in Christ becomes 'the righteousness of God in Him,' 2 Corinthians 5:21 , i.e., becomes in Christ all that God requires a man to be, all that he could never be in himself. Because Abraham accepted the Word of God, making it his own by that act of the mind and spirit which is called faith, and, as the sequel showed, submitting himself to its control, therefore God accepted him as one who fulfilled the whole of His requirements, Romans 4:3 . ...
"Righteousness is not said to be imputed to the believer save in the sense that faith is imputed ("reckoned' is the better word) for righteousness. It is clear that in Romans 4:6,11 , 'righteousness reckoned' must be understood in the light of the context, 'faith reckoned for righteousness,' Romans 4:3,5,9,22 . 'For' in these places is eis, which does not mean 'instead of,' but 'with a view to.' The faith thus exercised brings the soul into vital union with God in Christ, and inevitably produces righteousness of life, that is, conformity to the will of God." * [1]
2: δικαίωμα (Strong's #1345 — Noun Neuter — dikaioma — dik-ah'-yo-mah ) is the concrete expression of "righteousness:" see JUSTIFICATION , A, No. 2.
Note: In Hebrews 1:8 , AV, euthutes, "straightness, uprightness" (akin to euthus "straight, right"), is translated "righteousness" (RV, "uprightness;" AV, marg., "rightness, or straightness").
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Righteousness
Justice, holiness. The righteousness of God is the absolute and essential perfections of his nature; sometimes it is put for his justice. The righteousness of Christ denotes not only his absolute perfections, but is taken for his perfect obedience to the law, and suffering the penalty thereof in our stead. The righteousness of the law is that obedience which the law requires. The righteousness of faith is the righteousness of Christ as received by faith. The saints have a threefold righteousness.
1. The righteousness of their persons, as in Christ, his merit being imputed to them, and they accepted on the account thereof, 2 Corinthians 5:21 . Ephesians 5:27 . Isaiah 14:24 .
2. The righteousness of their principles being derived from, and formed according to the rule of right, Psalms 119:11 .
3. The righteousness of their lives, produced by the sanctifying which no man shall see the Lord, Hebrews 13:14 . 1 Corinthians 6:11 .
See IMPUTATION, JUSTIFICATION, SANCTIFICATION; Dickinson's Letters, let. 12; Witherspoon's Essay on Imputed Righteousness; Hervey's Theron and Aspasio; Dr. Owen on Justification; Watts's Works, p. 532, vol. 3: oct. ed; Jenks on Submission to the Righteousness of God.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Righteousness
The words ‘righteous’ and ‘righteousness’ are found much more in biblical language than in everyday language. Both words, however, are concerned with everyday matters, and for this reason some modern versions of the Bible prefer to use such words as ‘right’, ‘fair’, ‘just’ and ‘honest’. A righteous person is one who, among other things, does right or is in the right.
The source of righteousness
Perfect righteousness is found in God alone. He is perfect in goodness and has a perfect knowledge of what is right and what is wrong (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 145:17; Isaiah 45:21; Romans 9:14; Hebrews 6:18). Since God made human beings in his image, they also have a sense of righteousness. If they are characterized by proper behaviour and moral uprightness, the Bible may speak of them as righteous (Genesis 7:1; Psalms 15:2; Proverbs 12:3-10; Luke 1:6; 2 Corinthians 9:9-10).
This righteousness is not a moral perfection that people achieve by their own efforts, but a right relationship with God that people enter into through faith and obedience (Isaiah 50:9; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 3:4-5; Romans 9:31-32; Romans 10:3-4; Galatians 3:11-12). It is a righteousness that pleases God and guarantees his help (Psalms 45:7-8; Isaiah 56:1; 1 Peter 3:12).
The legal setting
Righteousness is not simply a private affair; it is a matter also for social concern. God’s righteousness demands social justice (Isaiah 5:7-9; Amos 5:6-7; Amos 5:24). Justice, in fact, is a prominent characteristic of righteousness in the Bible (see JUSTICE).
The Bible commonly uses ‘righteousness’ and related words in a legal setting, where a judge must administer justice righteously. The judge in some cases is God (Genesis 18:25; Psalms 96:13; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Acts 17:31; 2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 19:11), in other cases a civil official (Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 4:8; Ezekiel 23:45; cf. John 7:24). The innocent and the guilty are respectively the righteous and the wicked. In acquitting the innocent, the judge declares him to be in the right, or righteous; in condemning the guilty, the judge declares him to be in the wrong, or wicked (Deuteronomy 25:1; 1 Kings 8:32; Job 32:1; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 13:41-43; Matthew 27:19; Romans 2:5-8).
This legal sense of righteousness gives meaning to the biblical teaching of justification by faith. (In both Hebrew and Greek the words ‘righteous’ and ‘justify’ come from the same root.) To justify means to declare righteous. Justification is God’s act of declaring righteous those who put their faith in Christ and his saving work. God does not make believers righteous in the sense of improving them to a standard of behaviour that satisfies him, but rather he declares them righteous. Christ has met God’s righteous demands by paying sin’s penalty on behalf of sinners. God can therefore declare repentant sinners righteous, yet himself remain righteous in doing so (Romans 1:16-17; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 4:1-3; Romans 5:1-2; Galatians 2:15-16; Galatians 3:21-22; Philippians 3:9). (For details of this aspect of the believer’s righteousness see JUSTIFICATION.)
Though righteous deeds, or good works, cannot save anyone, once people are saved their lives should be full of righteous deeds (Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 1:11). Once God has declared them righteous, they must make it true in practice by living righteously (Romans 6:13; Romans 6:18-19; Ephesians 4:24; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 3:8-10; 1 Timothy 6:11; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:14).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Righteousness
The actions and positive results of a sound relationship within a local community or between God and a person or His people. Translators have employed “righteousness” in rendering several biblical words into English: sedaqah, sedeq , in Hebrew; and dikaiosune and euthutes in Greek. “Righteousness” in the original languages denotes far more than in English usage; indeed, biblical righteousness is generally at odds with current English usage. We understand righteousness to mean “uprightness” in the sense of “adherence or conformity to an established norm.” In biblical usage righteousness is rooted in covenants and relationships. For biblical authors, righteousness is the fulfillment of the terms of a covenant between God and humanity or between humans in the full range of human relationships.
Old Testament The starting point is the Hebrew notion of God's “righteousness.” The Hebrew mind did not understand righteousness to be an attribute of the divine, that is a characteristic of God's nature. Rather, God's righteousness is what God does in fulfillment of the terms of the covenant that God established with the chosen people, Israel ( 2 Chronicles 12:6 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Jeremiah 9:24 ; Daniel 9:14 ). God's righteousness was not a metaphysical property but that dimension of the divine experienced by those within the covenantal community.
Most especially, God's righteousness was understood in relation to the image of God as the Judge of created order (Psalm 96:13 ). God's judgments are consistently redemptive in nature, God's judgments protected, delivered, and restored Israel (Isaiah 11:4-5 ). At times God's righteousness was experienced in God's delivering Israel from enemies and oppressors (Psalm 71:1 ); at other times, in God's delivering Israel from the nation's own sinfulness (Psalm 51:19 ). Such deliverance involved God's righteousness of wrath against the persecutor and the wicked (Psalm 106:1 ). Salvation and condemnation exist together as the two sides of God's righteousness; the leading side is always deliverance: God condemns only because He also saves (Psalm 97:1 ).
Righteousness is a religious concept applied to humans because Israel had entered into a covenantal relationship to God. Because God had chosen Israel, the nation had the covenantal responsibility of fulfilling the terms of the covenant. Precisely here, serious misunderstanding frequently flaws thought about Israel's desire for righteousness. The Old Testament did not call on the people of Israel to attempt to earn God's favor or to strive to merit God's graces (Psalm 18:1 ). Indeed, the Old Testament teaches that God's gracious favor had been poured out on the nation in God's choosing of Abraham and his descendants. God acted to establish the covenant and in so doing bestowed salvation on Israel (Exodus 19:1 ). The law was given as an act of divine mercy to provide Israel with guidelines for keeping the nation's own portion of the covenant (Leviticus 16:1 ; Psalm 40:1 ). Rather than being a ladder that Israel climbed to get to God, the law was understood to be a divine program for the maintenance of a healthy relationship between Israel and God ( Leviticus 16:1 ). God expected Israel to keep the law not to earn merit but to maintain the status God had already given the nation. As Israel kept the covenant law, the nation was righteous. Thus human righteousness in relation to God was understood as faithful adherence to the law (Leviticus 19:1 ). Even so, God did not leave humans with the hopelessly impossible task of performing the law perfectly: the law God gave contained provision for atonement through repentance and appropriate acts of contrition (Leviticus 19:1 ).
The concept of righteousness as faithful fulfillment of the provisions of a covenant was also meaningful in strictly human terms. The person who met the demands of a variety of social relations was thought to be righteous, to have done righteousness, though the requirements of righteousness varied with the covenantal/relational context. Some of the prominent areas were those of family (Genesis 38:1 ), friendship (1 Samuel 24:1 ), nation (Proverbs 14:34 ), and even in relation to servants and certain foreigners (Job 31:1 ).
New Testament Greek philosophy understood righteousness to be one of the cardinal virtues, but New Testament authors show that they understood the word in terms of Old Testament thinking about covenantal relations. Human righteousness in the New Testament is absolute faith in and commitment to God (Matthew 3:15 ; Romans 4:5 ; 1 Peter 2:24 ). The one who in faith gives oneself to the doing of God's will is righteous, doing righteousness, and reckoned righteous by God (James 2:23 ). The focus of faith in God is the saving activity of God in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:21-26 ). The human-to-human dimension of righteousness observed in the Old Testament is present in New Testament thought (Philippians 1:3-11 ), but it seems less prominent, perhaps because of the importance of the New Testament concept of love.
At the heart of New Testament thinking about righteousness is the notion of God's righteousness (Matthew 6:33 ; Acts 17:31 ; Romans 1:17 ; Ephesians 4:24 ; James 1:20 ). Interpreters debate whether the phrase “righteousness of God” is a subjective genitive , meaning “God is righteous,” or an objective genitive , meaning “God gives righteousness.”
This grammatical distinction is more than a point about subtle linguistic nuance. In the New Testament, especially in Paul's letters, “the righteousness of God” is the key to understanding the salvation of humanity.
Interpreters who take “the righteousness of God” to mean “God gives righteousness” see salvation as a God-created human possibility. Righteousness is that which God requires of humanity and which God gives as a gift to the person of faith. In this line of thought, faith is the condition for the reception of the gift of righteousness from God. God acts in Christ, and, in turn, humans react by having faith. Then God gives them righteousness or reckons them, on the basis of their faith, as if they were righteous.
On the other hand, interpreters who understand “the righteousness of God” to mean “God is righteous” contend that salvation is purely the work of God, God's saving activity in keeping the divine side of the covenant of creation. God acts in Christ, and part of that action is the creation of faith on the part of human beings who otherwise have no faith. Thus “the righteousness of God” is the power of God at work saving humanity (and the whole of creation), through the creation of faith in sinful persons.
The line between the camps of scholars holding these different interpretations of “the righteousness of God” is sharply drawn, and the debate over the validity of these interpretive options continues with intensity. See Ethics ; Grace ; Law; Mercy; Salvation .
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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Self-Righteousness: Ruin of Many
A gentleman in our late civil wars,' says Cowley, 'when his quarters were beaten up by the enemy, was taken prisoner, and lost his life afterwards, only by staying to put on a band, and adjust his periwig: he would escape like a person of quality, or not at all, and died the noble martyr of ceremony and gentility.' Poor fool, and yet he is as bad who waits till he is dressed in the rags of his own fancied fitness before he will come to Jesus. He will die a martyr to pride and self-righteousness.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Righteous, Righteousness
RIGHTEOUS, RIGHTEOUSNESS
i. History of the terms.—The root notion of the Heb. word צְדָקָה is that which is just, right, and normal; and its exact meaning fluctuates in each epoch according to the standard by which right and wrong are measured. It is true that in the OT this standard is always based on the will of Jehovah; but we observe great changes—chiefly progressive—in the Jewish notion of what He requires. In more primitive times the conception of צְדָקָה is mainly forensic, meaning that which accords with custom as fixed by the Divinely given decisions of the people’s judges. But the prophets raised the whole conception of the law of God, and insisted that its moral aspect was infinitely more important than its ceremonial. Indeed, thongh like all OT writers they dealt with action rather than character, they almost foreshadow in places the NT teaching, that it is a clean heart that makes a righteous deed. Hosea and Jeremiah illumined the conception of man’s duty to his neighbour by the preaching of God’s loving-kindness to His people. Dcutero-Isaiah goes further still, and finds in the thought of God’s unfailing righteousness the pledge that He will comfort and redeem His servants. As used of Him, the word צְדָקָה denotes moral consistency and faithfulness to His promises, and in the highest prophetic teaching this was felt to include the love which pardons the penitent, though ever stern to the obdurate.
In the age of formalism, which was marked by the cessation of prophecy, the notion of righteousness became more ceremonial and external. Already in some of the Psalms we have ‘the righteous’ as a regular party in the land, and the term ultimately became the self-designation of the Pharisees. צְדָקָה was now identified mainly with almsgiving in the sphere of private morals; and, in the judicial sphere, with readiness to help the weak as opposed to the letter of strict judgment.* [1] In the LXX Septuagint the word is translation usually by δικαιοσύνη, but also by κρίσις, ἔλεος, and ἐλεημοσύνη; and the adj. צַדִּיק usually by δίκαιος, but also by ἄμεμπτος, καθαρός, πιστός, and εὐσεβής.
The Gr. δικαιοσύνη, like the Heb. צְדָקָה, was generally used in a much broader sense than our word ‘justice,’ and denoted social virtue as a whole. Aristotle defines it as ἀρετὴ τελεία καὶ οὐχ ἁπλῶς ἀλλὰ πρὸς ἕτερον … οὐ μέρος ἀρετῆς, ἀλλὰ ὅλη ἀρετή (Ethics, v. 3. 1129b; cf. Plato, Republic, 443). The chief difference between the Heb. and Gr. words lies, not in the terms themselves, but in the radical distinction between the religions of the two races,—the former being based on the relation of man to God, the latter on man’s duty to himself; thus in Greek ἀδικία is usually distinguished from ἀσέβεια.
ii. NT usage.—The NT writers inherited the word צְדָקָה with all its religious associations, and used as its equivalent δικαιοσύνη, and as its opposite ἀδικία. The latter word is sometimes contrasted also with ἀλήθεια (e.g. Romans 1:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:10); for ‘truth passing into action is righteousness’ (Westcott on 1 John 1:9). ἄδικος is also contrasted with πιστός (Luke 16:10-11), εὐσεβής (2 Peter 2:9, cf. Romans 4:5), ἅγιος (1 Corinthians 6:1). The first of these three words expresses an idea always present in the word ‘righteousness’ (namely, consistency); the other two give its basis for man,—devotion to God,—but do not immediately express the notion of duty towards one’s neighbour.
Jesus Christ transformed the whole conception of righteousness; for He broke down the externalism of His day by emphasizing character rather than action, and set religion on an entirely new basis by making it a real response of the whole personality to God, and pointing to love as the essence of righteousness. It is significant in this connexion that it was Christianity that created the very conception of personality, and so ultimately the word itself. Jesus Christ tells His followers that their righteousness is to be based on the eternal character of God (Matthew 5:44-45), as uniquely revealed in human life by Himself (Matthew 11:27 ||). Accordingly the early Christians seem to have spoken of Christ as ‘the righteous one’ (see Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52; Acts 22:14, James 5:6). But we must examine in more detail the righteousness taught and exemplified by Him.
1. The Synoptists
(a) General usage.—The Synoptic writers all use δίκαιος and δικαιοσύνη generally, of the man who tries to do his duty in the sight of God, whether Christian or not (Matthew 1:19; Matthew 6:26-30,1 Mark 6:20, Luke 1:6; Luke 2:25). But St. Matthew also uses the words especially of believers in Christ, to denote the character which He requires in citizens of the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:39-42; Matthew 6:1 etc.). St. Luke, indeed, approximates to this in three passages at least (Luke 14:14, Acts 24:15; Acts 24:25); but with him it can scarcely be called a well-defined usage. The explanation of this peculiarity of the First Gospel no doubt lies in the fact that its chief aim is to represent Christianity as the consummation of Judaism (cf. Matthew 5:17). But a still more noteworthy fact is that the Synoptic writers do not directly speak of righteousness as a Divine attribute. [2]. Nor is Christ ever directly termed δίκαιος by them, except in the mouth of unbelievers (e.g. Pilate’s wife in Matthew 27:19), and in the cases mentioned above from the Acts, where St. Luke represents three different speakers as calling Him ὁ δίκαιος. In this connexion it is significant that in recording the centurion’s words at Calvary, St. Luke (Luke 23:47) writes, ‘Certainly this was a righteous man’; but St. Matthew (Matthew 27:54) and St. Mark (Mark 15:39) give υἱὸς θεοῦ in place of δίκαιος. Now, when we remember that our Lord, in the Synoptic accounts, does not speak of Himself as ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ, though He accepts the title from others, and acknowledges His unique Sonship before the Sanhedrin (Luke 22:70 ||), we see why He does not. call Himself ὁ δίκαιος. He does not put forward His own claims in the Galilaean ministry, but leaves His followers to infer them from His words and acts (cf. Matthew 16:15-17). And when men have drawn the inference, then they call Him ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ rather than ὁ δίκαιος. Similarly, He Himself does not speak of the Father’s righteousness, because to His hearers the word would not convey enough. He speaks rather of the Father’s love.
(b) God’s righteousness.—What we have said above leads us on naturally to ask, What is the central idea in Christ’s teaching about the Father’s righteousness (for though He does not Himself apply the word to God in the Synoptic accounts, the idea is not excluded)? Our Lord bases everything on the truth that God is a loving Father to all men, and they are potentially His sons; by love they may know Him, and so make that potentiality actual. Such is the teaching of the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). In Matthew 5:45-48 Christ tells us that God loves both good and evil, both righteous and unrighteous; and His followers are to do the same ‘in order that ye may be (γένησθε = ‘show yourselves to be’; or else ‘become’) sons of your Father which is in heaven.’ And His summary of the whole matter is, ‘Ye therefore shall be perfect (i.e. in and through love) as your heavenly Father is perfect.’ But this love in God, if it makes Him infinitely merciful to the penitent sinner, makes Him equally stern to the impenitent. Again and again Christ, by means of a series of parables, teaches the future suffering of the wicked. It will suffice to quote one which shows the unity of the Divine love in its two aspects of mercifulness and sternness—the parable of the king that took account of his servants and punished him who showed no mercy to his fellow (Matthew 18:23-35). He is ready to forgive the largest of debts if only the servant proves his love; but he has no mercy for the ungrateful and unloving; ‘he delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due’
(c) Christ’s righteousness.—If we may rightly speak of the absolute righteousness of God in the Synoptic accounts, we have no less reason for speaking of the absolute righteousness of Christ. A close examination of His words may even seem explicitly to sanction this. In Matthew 5:10 He pronounces a blessing on those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; and in the next verse He goes on, ‘Blessed are ye when men shall … persecute you … for my sake.’ We may compare Mark 8:35 ‘Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it’ (also Mark 10:29). Throughout his Gospel St. Matthew makes δικαιοσύνη the character of the citizens of the Kingdom of heaven. But Jesus Christ is the inaugurator of that kingdom (Matthew 11:11; Matthew 12:28). It is He, as the Son of Man, who sows the good seed of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:37); He, again, who can give ‘the keys of the kingdom’ (Matthew 16:19). He has authority over the angels in His kingdom, which is the kingdom of the Father (Matthew 13:41; Matthew 13:43). He not only gives to men a unique revelation—the only revelation—of the Father (Matthew 11:27 ||—a passage which implies His sinlessness), but He is the giver of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 3:11 ||). This teaching is confirmed by the order of words in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 (men—the angels—the Son—the Father). So He claims to be the Son of God (Luke 22:70 ||), and suffers condemnation for blasphemy; as such, He is transfigured, before three of His Apostles, with the Divine glory (Matthew 17:1-8 ||). And so again He assents to the statement that He is quite different from one of the prophets (Matthew 16:14-18); they were righteous, but He is the righteous Man, and more also. The whole teaching of the Synoptic Gospels is implicitly the same; nowhere does our Lord show any consciousness of sin; again and again He emphasizes the sinfulness of all men and their need of repentance. Therefore He is to be the judge of mankind, in the consummation of God’s kingdom (Matthew 7:22 f., Matthew 13:41, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:31 ff.).
(d) The contents of righteousness.—What, in brief, was the ideal of which Christ was the perfect example, and which He sets before His followers? Obviously an adequate answer to this question is far beyond the limits of this article. But we must try to apprehend a few leading principles. This is the easier, because Christ sought to ‘educate’ His disciples by giving them principles rather than precepts; His service was to be a free development, not a slavish system. St. Matthew has collected for us, in the Sermon on the Mount, much of our Lord’s teaching on the Kingdom of heaven and the δικαιοσύνη which marks its citizens. They are to seek above all else ‘the kingdom of God and his righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33); they are to ‘hunger and thirst’ after it (Matthew 5:6). The Kingdom only reflects the eternal character of the King (Matthew 5:45). Thus δικαιοσύνη, which is very close in meaning to our modern word ‘morality,’ is throughout based on religion, and treated as inseparable from it. Matthew 6 opens with a warning against ostentation in δικαιοσύνη (if, indeed, that is the right reading); and the examples given are those of almsgiving (Matthew 6:2), prayer (Matthew 6:5), and fasting (Matthew 6:16)—the second of which, at least, is often treated by us as outside morality. Now the central principle of God’s being is, as we said, represented to be love. Consequently love is the unfailing measure of human δικαιοσύνη. The first commandment is ‘Love God’; the second, ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself’ (Mark 12:29-31 ||); and, according to St. Matthew (Matthew 22:40), Christ adds the words, ‘on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets’ (words almost repeated in Matthew 7:12 and presupposed in Galatians 5:14 and Romans 13:8).
Here, then, is the principle by which we may test all our actions. God judges men by what they are rather than by what they do; we, being human, and unable to read the heart, are to judge by their deeds what men are (Matthew 7:16), though with much caution against rash and censorious judgments (Matthew 7:1). But the final judgment is God’s, who takes account of motive as well as act. He who nurses wrath against a brother, or treats him with bitter contempt, is guilty before God as well as the man who proceeds to murder (Matthew 5:21-22); and ‘every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart’ (Matthew 5:28). It has been well said that ‘inwardness’ is the guiding principle of the Sermon on the Mount. The hard sayings of Matthew 5:10 must clearly be interpreted on the same principle of love towards our neighbour, resting on love towards God; they do not forbid all resistance of evil (such as resistance to a thief or one of overbearing temper), but they prohibit resistance which springs from personal resentment; they do not inculcate indiscriminate charity, but command us to do, without thought of self, whatever is best for those in need. On the same principle, Christ tells us that it is quality, not quantity, that matters. In prayer we are not to ‘use vain repetitions,’ as if we should be heard for our ‘much speaking’ (Matthew 6:7); yet it is to be observed that Christ Himself sometimes spent the whole or the major part of the night in prayer (Luke 6:12, Mark 6:46-48). Men may ‘cast out devils’ and do ‘many mighty works’ in Christ’s name, and yet be no true followers of His (Matthew 7:22-23). The widow who cast a farthing into the treasury was doing a greater thing than those who brought rich offerings (Mark 12:41-44 ||).
Love to God is the first commandment; love to man is included in it, as the less in the greater. The motive which makes the service of men righteous in the highest sense is that it should be done for Christ’s sake (Mark 9:41, Matthew 10:42; Matthew 23:5-10), or, in other words, in order that men ‘may glorify your Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16). We must really lose ourselves before we can find our true selves (Matthew 16:25 etc.); i.e. self-development is included in the end, but it can never come through selfishness. The Christian’s paradise is not like the Mohammedan’s; the reward of self-denying toil in Christ’s service is more toil (Luke 19:17). The Lord’s Prayer opens, not with petition, but with adoration and thanksgiving; and petition must be qualified with the thought, ‘nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done’ (Luke 22:42).
Thus one important aspect of love is filial trust, or faith in God. But this faith is certainly not intellectual in essence. Without love it is void and empty (Matthew 7:22 f.). It is the faith which seeks God’s kingdom and His righteousness first, and makes the daily toil for the material necessaries of life subordinate to these, in its calm certitude that God will give sufficient for our needs. But how, it may be asked, are we to win such faith as this? Partly by contemplation of God’s love in Nature (Matthew 5:45; 1619169408_11 Luke 12:24-32); partly by the evidence of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection (Matthew 16:8-10; Matthew 28:19-20 etc.); partly by turning into earnest prayer the measure of faith that we have (cf. Mark 9:23-24); and partly by loving service of our brother men in all humility (see Luke 17:5-10).
Again, as love for mankind is incomplete except when based on love for God, so is love for God an idle sentimentality unless it is realized by the service of men. ‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 7:21). This is set forth in detail in the picture of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). Here the test of men is whether they gave food, drink, and shelter to strangers and to those who were needy, or sick, or outcast. For the ‘Golden Rule,’ which sums up ‘the Law and the Prophets,’ is, ‘All things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also to them’ (Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31). Nor is any man to be outside the pale of a Christian’s love. To the scribe’s question, ‘Who is my neighbour?,’ Christ replies by a parable, in which a Samaritan is represented as doing for one of his traditional enemies, the Jews, what the priest and Levite of the man’s own race had left undone (Luke 10:29 ff.). So He abolishes the Jewish belief that ‘neighbour’ includes only those of one’s own race. And His last words on earth lay before His Apostles their duty of teaching all nations (Matthew 28:19, Luke 24:47, cf. Mark 16:15). He uses also the term ‘brother’ in a no less catholic sense, in all probability, though He never explicitly tells His disciples that they are to consider all men as brethren (see Matthew 7:3; Matthew 18:15; Matthew 18:21, Luke 17:3-4). The teaching of the parable of the Prodigal Son is still more emphatic on this point. It is also true that He uses the word ‘brother’ in a narrower sense, to denote specially the man, whoever he is, that does the will of God (Mark 3:35 ||). See art. Brotherhood.
It was the simplicity and the ‘inwardness’ of this supreme test of righteousness by love that were to make Christ’s ‘yoke easy’ (Matthew 11:30), in contrast with the ‘heavy burdens’ imposed on men’s shoulders by the externalism and endless rules of the Pharisees (Matthew 23:4). He said, ‘Except ye turn and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 18:3-4, cf. Mark 9:35); and He called the scribes and Pharisees ‘children of hell’ (Matthew 23:15)—a term which he never applies even to the publican or the harlot—because He found in their self-exaltation and censoriousness (cf. Luke 18:11, Matthew 18:5) the very antithesis of the meekness and humility which were to Him the essence of righteousness (Matthew 11:29; Matthew 7:1-5, Luke 17:7-10). His mission, He says, is not to the self-righteous, but to the man conscious of his sin (Matthew 9:13 ||, cf. Luke 15:7). To the Pharisee ceremonial was everything, the spirit of action nothing (Matthew 23:25-26); to Him the ceremonial was useless unless carried out in the spirit of love (Matthew 5:23-25), and the rule of law must always give way to the rule of love (cf. His treatment of Sabbath-observance, Mark 2:23 to Mark 3:5). Therefore He said, ‘Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 5:20).
This leads us to speak briefly of His treatment of the Mosaic Law. He made a rule of observing it, but never in a literal, slavish manner. In everything He acted on the principle that ‘the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath’ (Mark 2:28). He yielded to authority (cf. Mark 12:17 ||, Luke 17:14, Matthew 17:27). except when doing so meant the violation of a higher law (see Matthew 23:3). The Law was to Him sound in principle, but not perfect. His work in respect to it was not revolutionary, but evolutionary (Matthew 5:17-20). Not ‘a jot or tittle’ of its underlying principles was to perish; and the man who should ‘break’ (λύσῃ in Matthew 5:19 picks up καταλῦσαι in Matthew 5:17; cf. John 7:23) them would be acting against Christ’s command.* [3]
On the other hand, He gives new and deeper applications to the laws of Moses, as in the case of the law of murder (Matthew 5:21 ff.). He does not hesitate to add new restrictions to it, as in the case of the laws of adultery, false swearing, and retaliation (Matthew 5:27; Matthew 5:33; Matthew 5:38); and He definitely abrogates a law of Moses when He declares all meats clean (
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Self-Righteousness: Destroyed by Conviction of Sin
The squirrel in his wire cage continually in motion but making no progress, reminds me of my own self-righteous efforts after salvation, but the little creature is never one half so wearied by his exertions as I was by mine. The poor chiffonier in Paris trying to earn a living by picking dirty rags out of the kennel, succeeds far better than I did in my attempts to obtain comfort by my own works. Dickens's cab-horse, which was only able to stand because it was never taken out of the shafts, was strength and beauty itself compared with my starveling hopes propped up with resolutions and regulations. Wretches condemned to the galleys in the days of the old French kings, whose only reward for incessant toils was the lash of the keeper, were in a more happy plight than I when under legal bondage. Slavery in mines where the sun never shines must be preferable to the miseries of a soul goaded by an awakened conscience to seek salvation by its own merits. Some of the martyrs were shut up in a dungeon called Little-ease; the counterpart of that prison- house I well remember. Iron chains are painful enough, but what is the pain when the iron enters into the soul! Tell us not of the writhings of the wounded and dying on the battlefield; some of us, when our heart was riddled by the artillery of the law, would have counted wounds and death a happy exchange. O blessed Saviour, how blissful was the hour when all this horrid midnight of the soul was changed into the day-dawn of pardoning love!
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Righteousness
The term ‘righteousness’ does not convey a very definite or even a very attractive meaning to the reader of modern English, and the meaning which it does convey is only part of the full significance which the Greek term (δικαιοσύνη) would carry for a Christian reader in the Apostolic Age. In ordinary speech, a man is not usually called ‘righteous’; the term has a certain formality and archaic flavour about it. But when he is, it means that he is just, that he will observe the moral code strictly, or that he will be punctilious in the discharge of such obligations as are incumbent on a man in his position. A ‘righteous’ man will be high-principled, but the adjective suggests limitations. It does not necessarily follow that he will be kind or affectionate. As a matter of fact, we speak of a man as ‘just but not generous,’ and ‘righteous’ has come upon the whole to be associated with ‘just’ in this connexion. A person who is ‘righteous’ is estimable rather than attractive. It is curious that once at least in the NT we come across a similar use of the Greek equivalent, in St. Paul’s remark: Why, a man will hardly die for the just (ὑπὲρ δικαίου)-though one might bring oneself to die, if need be, for a good man’ (ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ, Romans 5:7). Here there certainly seems to be an implied distinction between the ‘righteous’ or ‘just’ man and the ‘good’ man; the former lacks those qualities of human kindness and affection which enable the latter to inspire enthusiasm and devotion in others. It is one thing to be scrupulous in respecting the rights of others, or even, as perhaps St. Paul meant, in fulfilling one’s religious duties; it is another thing to have an instinctive sense of helpfulness and beneficence. The godly man may not be particularly human or humane. Even when he is, his beneficence sometimes lacks the warmth and heart which the ‘good’ man puts into his relations with others.
‘He that works me good with unmoved face,
Does it but half: he chills me while he aids,
My benefactor, not my brother man.’
(Reflections on having left a place of retirement, 49 ff.).
What Coleridge describes in these words resembles the character of the righteous or just man as distinguished from the good man. If we take Cicero’s definition of the good man as ‘he who assists those whom he can, and hurts nobody’ (‘vir bonus est is qui prodest quibus potest, nocet nemini’ [1]), we get a similar stress upon the positive and active interest of the good man in his fellows, as opposed to the more negative attitude associated with ‘righteous.’ [2]
But this is merely one of the meanings of ‘righteousness’ in the literature of the Apostolic Age. The Greek term δικαιοσύνη is employed by St. Paul in a technical sense, and by him and other writers in a variety of non-technical senses. One of the latter has just been noted, and, before passing on to the technical Pauline sense, it will be well to survey the other passages in which it is employed by him and later writers of the Apostolic Age without any specific theological reference.
1. Non-technical use of the term in apostolic literature (including St. Paul).-The usage of the term in 2 Cor. is particularly instructive. The verb ‘justify’ does not occur in this Epistle, hut, as we shall see, one of the profoundest passages on righteousness in its technical application to the doctrine of justification falls within the scope of this letter. Yet side by side with this lie two non-technical meanings of the term.
(a) One of these is δικαιοσύνη in the sense of almsgiving, which it had already began to acquire. In urging the Corinthians to be prompt and generous with their contributions to his fund for the relief of poverty among the Palestinian Jewish Christians, he quotes the Septuagint version of Psalms 112:9 and applies it to the situation of his readers (Psalms 9:9): ‘as it is written, He scatters, his gift broadcast to the poor, his charity (δικαιοσύνη) lasts for ever. He who furnishes the sower with seed and with bread to eat will supply seed for you and multiply it; he will increase the crop of your charities (τὰ γενήματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης ὑμῶν). In this use of the term we can overhear the meaning which it had begun to gather in the religious ethic of Judaism (as early as the period of Sirach), where almsgiving or charity was regarded as so characteristic an expression of the truly pious life that δικαιοσύνη could be used as an equivalent for it upon occasion. Rabbinic piety now and then made this a feature of the imitatio Dei, as in the well-known saying [3] of Rabbi Chama ben Chaninah (Sota, 14a): ‘As He clothes the naked (Genesis 3:21), so do thou clothe the naked; as He nurses the sick (Genesis 18:1), so do thou nurse the sick; as He comforts the mourners (Genesis 25:11) so do thou comfort the mourners; as He buries the dead (Deuteronomy 34:5), so do thou bury the dead.’ In other directions, it fitted in with the stress on charity as one of the surest means of acquiring merit before God, ‘Almsgiving is a strong mediator between the Israelites and their father in heaven; it brings the time of redemption nigh’ (Baba Bathra, 10a). This still prevails in popular Islâm. C. M. Doughty, speaking of his hospitable host Maatuk, observes that ‘if the camels came home be milked a great bowlful for the stranger, saying, it was his sádaka, or meritorious human kindness, for God’s sake,’ [4] As the context indicates (see 2 Corinthians 9:6 : ‘he who sows generously will reap a generous harvest’), St Paul thinks of δικαιοσύνη here in the sense of an action (or rather, a character in action) [5] which is pleasing to God, because it harmonizes with the Divine nature; bountiful, generous actions done to others will enrich a man with God’s bounty as nothing else will. St. Paul would have been the last to teach any doctrine of charity as a merit, on which one could base some claim to God’s approval. But he is free to recognize that such spontaneous expressions of kindness and mercy between man and man are inspired and rewarded by God.
(b) The other general sense is reflected in 2 Corinthians 6:7; 2 Corinthians 6:14. In the former passage St. Paul, speaking of his methods in the Christian propaganda, claims that he employs ‘the weapons of integrity for attack or for defence,’ where δικαιοσύνη, as the preceding words indicate (‘the holy Spirit, unaffected love, true words, the power of God’), is opposed to foul play, misrepresentation, and rancour; in evangelizing and in controversy, even when controversy is personal, he professes to be clean and honest. The second reference opposes δικαιοσύνη to iniquity or unregulated conduct, almost as goodness to wickedness; ‘What have righteousness and iniquity in common, or how can light associate with darkness?’ ‘Morality’ would be inadequate here, for what St. Paul has in mind is the religious life, but it is the religious life as expressed in conduct; he is certainly not using δικαιοσύνη in the technical sense in which he employs it elsewhere. ‘Conduct is the word of common life,’ says Matthew Arnold, ‘morality is the word of philosophical disquisition, righteousness is the word of religion’ (Literature and Dogma, ed. London, 1883, p. 16). It is in this sense, or in the allied sense of integrity, that it occurs in the Pastoral Epistles [6] (e.g. 1 Timothy 6:11, 2 Timothy 2:22; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 4:8), as well as in Ephesians 4:24; Ephesians 5:9; Ephesians 6:14. Similarly, the technical usage in Philippians is accompanied by the non-technical expression in Ephesians 1:11, where the Apostle prays that the life of these Christians may be ‘covered with that harvest of righteousness Jesus Christ produces to the glory and praise of God.’ This is equivalent to ‘the harvest of the Spirit’ (Galatians 5:22), the good character produced by the influence of Christ or of the Spirit.
We have, indeed, no exact equivalent in English for what δικαιοσῦνη meant to a Greek or to a primitive Christian, especially if he had been born in Judaism. ‘Righteousness’ is too formal and abstract in its associations for a modern mind; ‘justice,’ again, is too narrow and, like ‘integrity’ and ‘morality,’ it is insufficiently charged with religious feeling. The technical Pauline content of the term especially spills over when it is emptied into any of these modern words. They occasionally reproduce the sense of the Greek word in non-technical passages, but even in its restricted sense of political virtue, as applied to the man who obeys the law or who is a good citizen of the Sate, the term had impressed Aristotle, four centuries earlier, with its variety of meaning (Nic. Eth. V. i. 7), [7] and when it passed into the vocabulary of Judaism and of early Christianity its range became still wider, stretching from ‘justice’ across a broad field of meaning to ‘piety’ or ‘goodness.’ It may sound like a confession of defeat to say that we cannot reproduce the word precisely in English. But it is something gained, at any rate, to realize that the conception, even in St. Paul, is not stereotyped, and that the Apostle uses it in more senses than one. Much of the investigation into the Pauline usage has been vitiated by the assumption that the term invariably represented a single, well-defined idea in the writer’s mind. St. Paul was not the slave of words, even of a great religious word like δικαιοσύνη. If his arguments on righteousness are sometimes puzzling, it is rather because he overtaxed this term and its family; he forced them to serve a variety of purposes, some of which were not obviously relevant to their original object and contemporary employment.
Like Jesus, though more often, he uses ‘righteousness’ for the religious ideal, the relation to God in which all devout persons seek to stand. Thus, in Romans 9:30-32 he writes: ‘Gentiles who never aimed at righteousness have attained it-that is, righteousness by faith; whereas Israel who did aim at the law of righteousness [8] has failed to reach that law, And why? Simply because Israel has relied not on faith but on what they could do.’ Similarly in the next section (Romans 10:3-11): ‘They would not surrender to the righteousness of God [4], because they were ignorant of his righteousness [8]5 and therefore essayed to set up a righteousness of their own. Now Christ is an end to law, so as to let every believer (emphatic, as opposed to the man who relies on what he can do in the matter of obedience to law) have righteousness. Moses writes of law-righteousness: anyone who can perform it shall live by it. [11] But here is what faith-righteousness says: Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, [12] and you will be saved; for with his heart man believes and is justified, with his mouth he confesses and is saved. No one who believes in him, the Scripture says, will ever be disappointed.’
These passages bring out two features of St. Paul’s conception: (1) the contrast between God’s righteousness and the religion which men make sincerely, and passionately for themselves, and present as their own to God (‘a righteousness of their own’ here is equivalent to ‘a legal righteousness of my own’ in Philippians 3:9); and (2) the remarkable substitution of Christ for the Torah as the means of establishing a right relation to God, involving so supreme and novel a conception of faith that St. Paul speaks of devotion to the Torah as though it really did not make faith count at all. [13] But, over and above these characteristics, it is noticeable that, probably owing to the particular argument he has in hand, he retains the classical term ‘righteousness’ for the great end which men sought by right and wrong ways of religious discipline.
Even in more general passages, ‘righteousness’ is the direct opposite to ‘sin’ (cf. Acts 13:10, 2 Corinthians 11:15). Thus in Romans 6:13, ‘you must not let sin have your members for the service of vice; you must dedicate yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, dedicating your members to God for the service of righteousness’ (and similarly in Romans 6:18-20). The expression in Romans 8:10 is less obvious. When St. Paul says that ‘the human spirit is alive διὰ δικαιοσύνην,’ does he mean, as in ch. 6, ‘for the sakeofrighteousness’ (i.e. to practise righteousness) or ‘as the result of righteousness’ (i.e. of the new, vital relation to God which the Divine righteousness has created through Christ-the thought of Romans 5:17 f.)? Probably the latter is uppermost in his mind. In Romans 14:17, however, we have the term used in what is apparently a more restricted sense: ‘the reign of God is not a matter of eating and drinking; it means righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ As peace is defined Immediately to mean harmony and good feeling between members of the Church (Romans 14:19), the likelihood is that righteousness denotes primarily either integrity or just dealing as an expression of the Christian spirit (so Clem. Rom. lxii. 2), the very opposite of ‘injuring your brother’ (Romans 14:15). The larger interpretation of the three terms is not, of course, to be ruled out, especially as all three have been already conjoined in Romans 5:1, and as the distinctively religious basis would never be far from St. Paul’s mind. But the context (Romans 14:18, ‘he who serves Christ on these lines’) suggests that the stress falls upon what may be called, for the sake of convenience, though inaccurately, the ‘ethical’ bearings of righteousness and peace at any rate. (It is quite unlikely, however, that St. Paul had in mind the saying of Matthew 6:33, ‘Seek God’s reign and his righteousness.’) Matthew Arnold has somewhere described this verse as one of the texts in shadow, which ought to be brought into prominence to correct materialistic, popular views about the Kingdom of God. But this was not St. Paul’s point, even on the ‘ethical’ interpretation of his words; he was not opposing conduct to supernaturalism in thus defining the nature of the reign.
In the cognate sense of justice, i.e. of the moral goodness which makes an authority act fairly and impartially, δικαιοσύνη for the Greeks was not only a human but a divine virtue. There is a remarkable passage in Plutarch’s Life of Aristides (6) which brings out this usage of the term. Plutarch observes that the justice of Aristides was what impressed his contemporaries most, and won for him ‘that most royal and divine title or “the Just.” ’ He then proceeds to moralize upon the disinclination of men to imitate and reproduce this quality of the divine nature. The quality of incorruption (ἀφθαρσία) and eternity (τὸ ἀΐδιον) they envy and felicitate God an possessing; the quality of power (τὸ κύριον καὶ τὸ δυνατόν) they dread and fear; they love and honour and revere the deity for his δικαιοσύνη and yet, Plutarch sadly reflects, the first of these three emotions the passion for immortality (‘of which our nature is not capable’), is the strongest, while the divine ἀρέτη, i.e. justice which alone of the divine excellences is within our reach, commands least interest.
Plutarch is thinking specially of men in authority, and his language illustrates the use of the term in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 1:9), where the writer quotes Psalms 45 as a description of the Messianic king, [14] ‘Thou hast loved justice and hated lawlessness,’ and later on (Hebrews 7:2) recalls the meaning of Melchizedek’s name as ‘king of justice.’
After St. Paul, the idea of righteousness ceases to occupy any special position in the apostolic literature; the term either echoes his technical usage, though this is rare, or is employed in one or other of its general meanings. The sole occurrence in the Fourth Gospel (John 16:8-10) is remarkable, because it gives a turn to the word which is unfamiliar even to St. Paul. One of the three converging lines along which the Spirit, acting through the Church, confounds and condemns the unbelieving world is the witness to the Resurrection, which proves that Christ was not a blasphemous Messianic pretender, as the Jews held, but innocent, just, acting according to the Divine will. ‘He will convince men of righteousness, because I go to the Father and you see me no more.’ The overcoming of death by Jesus, which is testified by the presence of His alter ego, the Spirit, in the Church, is a convincing proof that He was ‘right’ in His claims, and that Christians who believed in Him, not the Jews who murdered Him, were ‘righteous,’ i.e. fulfilling the Divine will. The obscure line from the primitive hymn quoted in 1 Timothy 3:16, ‘he was vindicated by the Spirit’ (ἐδικαιώθη ἐν πνεύματι), probably is an allusion to this point of view. [15] It is singular that this is the only [16] NT application of the OT sense of the phrase, which meant the open vindication of Israel, by some signal act of Divine favour, before the nations who had been scoffers and persecutors.
The justification of Jesus came up, however, not long afterwards in different from. Trypho told Justin (Dial. 67) that if Christians could prove from Scripture that Jesus really was the Messiah, it would be better to argue that He deserved this honour on account of His dutiful obedience to the rites and regulations of the law than that He owed it to a legendary virgin-birth. Justin’s reply is that Jesus was circumcised and obedient to the other ordinances of the Mosaic code, but ‘not us if he were justified thereby.’
Justin’s position is practically that of Matthew 3:15; Jesus fulfils every religious requirement (πᾶσαν δικαιοσύνην) of the Law, but only as that is part of His obedience to the Father. It is noticeable, in this connexion, that St. Paul never speaks of Jesus Christ as righteous,’ nor of His righteousness, although this was a familiar predicate of Messiah not only in the OT but in the later Judaism, especially in the Enochic Parables, where righteousness is one of the leading characteristics of Messiah as well as of the saints. Messiah as Son of Man is ‘born to righteousness’ (lxxi. 14) and possesses it as an essential quality of His nature; it is primarily the virtue of a conqueror, who establishes the right and vindicates the faithful by over throwing the strong anti-Divine powers of earth; but it is beginning to be more than the equipment of the Divine champion or law-giver, and (cf. Test. Judah, xxiv. 1) it is associated with sinlessness as well as with wisdom or knowledge. Even when St. Paul speaks in terms of this militant Messianism (e.g. 2 Thessalonians 1-2), he refrains from calling Jesus ‘The Righteous One.’ [17] Otherwise, be describes Him as ‘born under the law’ and as serving the Jews un earth in fulfilment of God’s promises; in Philippians 2:6 f. he does not suggest that the obedience of Jesus under the Law amounted in any sense to ‘Justificatio
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Self-Righteousness: Vanity of
When the lofty spire of Old St. Paul's was destroyed by lightning, there were many superstitious persons who were amazed beyond measure at the calamity, for in the cross there had long been deposited relics of certain saints, which were counted fully sufficient to avert all danger of tempests. With what amazement will ignorant, self-righteous sinners see their own destruction come upon them, notwithstanding all the refuges of lies in which they trusted.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Righteousness
God the Father is righteous (just); Jesus Christ his Son is the Righteous (Just) One; the Father through the Son and in the Spirit gives the gift of righteousness (justice) to repentant sinners for salvation; such believing sinners are declared righteous (just) by the Father through the Son, are made righteous (just) by the Holy Spirit working in them, and will be wholly righteous (just) in the age to come. They are and will be righteous because they are in a covenant relation with the living God, who is the God of all grace and mercy and who will bring to completion what he has begun in them by declaring them righteous for Christ's sake.
The noun righteousness/justice (Gk. dikaiosune [1]) bears meanings in the New Testament related to two sources. The major one is the Hebrew thought-world of the Old Testament and particularly the sdq [2] word group, which locates the meaning in the sphere of God's gracious, covenantal relation to his people and the appropriate behavior of the covenant partners (Yahweh and Israel) toward each other. The other is the regular use of the words in everyday Greek as spoken in New Testament times, which fixes the meaning in the sphere of a life in conformity to a known standard or law—thus honesty, legality, and so on. This latter meaning in terms of doing God's will is of course also found in the Old Testament.
When we translate the Greek words based on the stem dikai- into English we make use of two sets of words based on the stems, just and right. So we have just, justice, justify and right, righteous, righteousness, rightwise (old English). The use of two sets of English words for the one set of Greek words sometimes causes difficulties for students of the Bible. This is especially so when the verb "to justify, " describing God's word and action, is used with the noun "righteousness, " pointing to the result of that action.
The Gospels . The appropriate background to bear in mind for understanding the teaching of both John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ on righteousness/justice are two of the dominant ideas of the Old Testament. First, Yahweh-Elohim, the Lord God, is righteous in that he speaks and Acts in accordance with the purity of his own holy nature; further, what he says and does for Israel is in accordance with his establishment of the covenant with this people (see Psalm 22:31 ; 40:10 ; 51:14 ; 71:15-24 ; Amos 5:21-24 ). Micah declared the righteousness of God as his faithfulness to keep and act within the covenant and thus to save Israel from her enemies, as well as to vindicate the penitent.
Second, the covenant people of God are called to live righteously, that is, in conformity to the demands of the covenant and according to God's will (see Psalm 1:4-6 ; 11:7 ; 72:1 ; Isaiah 1:16-17 ). Having within the covenantal relation with God the gift of salvation, they are to behave as the people of the holy Lord. Hosea, the prophet of divine love, ties righteousness with mercy, loving kindness, and justice (2:19; 10:12).
John the Baptist called for repentance and righteous behavior such as is pleasing to God (Luke 3:7-9 ). Further, it was because of the demands of such righteousnessfulfilling the will of Godthat he actually was willing to baptize Jesus (Matthew 3:15 ). Likewise Jesus presents righteousness as conformity to the will of God expressed in the Mosaic law (Matthew 13:17 ; 23:29 ; 27:4,19 , 24 ) and also conformity to his own teachings concerning the requirements of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:17-20 ). However, conformity to his own teachings presupposes that he is the Messiah, that he fulfills the Law and the Prophets, and that what he declares is the morality of the kingdom of God relating to the totality of life, inward and outward, seen by God. Further, Jesus does allow that conformity to the norms of the scribes and Pharisees is a certain kind of (inferior) righteous living, but he contrasts it with the proper righteousness he exhibits, proclaims, and looks for (Luke 5:30-32 ; 15:7 ; 18:9 ) in the disciples of the kingdom. So in a fundamental sense, in the four Gospels righteousness as a quality of living is intimately related to the arrival and membership in the kingdom of God and is only possible because God has come to his people as their Redeemer.
The Gospel of Matthew makes clear that from the beginning Jesus' mission is to fulfill God's righteousness (3:15). This is brought to realization in his words and ministry so that the kingdom and salvation of God are in him and come through him. Alongside this is the righteousness in the new covenant, which is right thinking, feeling, speaking, and behavior on the part of disciples of the kingdom, who do what God approves and commands. This moral substance is very clear from the detailed contents of the Sermon on the Mount (chaps. 5-7), where the will of God is set forth by Jesus and is contrasted with a mere legalism. Yet what Jesus proclaims and outlines is certainly not a self-righteousness, for it is portrayed as the outflowing of a life that is centered on submitting to, worshiping, and seeking after God and confessing Jesus as the Messiah (see especially 5:17-42).
In the Gospel of Luke, we read of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Simeon and Joseph of Arimathea being called righteous (1:6; 2:25; 23:50) because they embody genuine religion according to the norms of the Old Covenant. They trust in and obey God. Further, Jesus himself as the Servant of Yahweh is the righteous or innocent one (23:47), even as the centurion confessed at the cross. The righteousness of the kingdom of God is practical and reverses the standards of the regular social order (3:11,14; 6:20-26). At the last day it will be those who have been genuinely righteous in terms of doing the will of God who will be declared just (14:14).
In the Gospel of John, God is righteous (17:25) and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, has a specific role with respect to righteousness (16:8,10). It is the unique work of the Spirit, who comes into the world in the name of Jesus the Messiah, to convince/convict the world of righteousness. The Spirit both vindicates Jesus as the Righteous One, whom the Father has raised from the dead and exalted into heaven, and also makes clear what kind of righteous life is required by, and, in grace, provided by God.
The Letters of Paul . The uses the noun dikaiosune [ Isaiah 46:13 ).
Thus God's people are righteous when they are in a right relation with him, when they enjoy his salvation; they are considered by God as the Judge of the world as righteous when they are being and doing what he requires in his covenant. So it may be said that the concept of righteousness in Paul belongs more to soteriology than to moral theology, even though it has distinct moral implications.
God's righteousness is, for Paul, God's saving activity in and through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his Son. It is activity that is directly in line with the saving activity of God in the Old Testament. The acceptance of the unique saving deed of God at Calvary by faith in the person of Jesus Christ is that which God has ordained to be the means for sinners (the unrighteous and the disobedient ones) to enter into the right with God, the Father, and receive the forgiveness of sins. God as the Judge justifies believing sinners by declaring them righteous in and through Jesus Christ; then he expects and enables these sinners to become righteous in word and deed. Faith works by love.
The righteousness of which Paul speaks, especially in the letters to Galatia and Rome, stands in contrast to the righteousness that is based on the fulfillment of the law by man as the covenant partner of God. It is "the righteousness of faith" and "the righteousness of God" (Romans 10:6 ; Philippians 3:9 ), and is most certainly the gift of God. From the human standpoint what God looks for in those who receive the gospel is "faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20 ). God's gift to those who believe is a righteousness that exists and can be given only because of the sacrificial death of Jesus for sinners and his resurrection from the dead as the vindicated Lord of all.
So God as the righteous Judge justifiesplaces in a right relation with himself within the new covenant of gracethose who believe the gospel of the Father concerning his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. And he justifies Jew and Greek alike on precisely the same basis, by faith alone without works, and he makes no distinction whatsoever between the people of the Old Covenant and the Gentiles. Abraham, says Paul, was himself justified by faith alone (Genesis 12:3 ; 15:6 ; 18:18 ; Romans 4:3 ; Galatians 3:8 ). In fact, Paul confessed that the power of the gospel to be the word of salvation to both Jew and Greek was based on the revelation of the righteousness of God thereinof God the Father acting justly for the sake of his Son (Romans 1:16-17 ).
The gift of a right relation with the Father through the Son in the Spirit, which is justification, creates a relationship for believers both with God and fellow believers that they are to dedicate to righteousness in the sense of obeying Christ (Romans 6:12-14 ; cf. 2 Corinthians 6:7,14 ; 9:10 ; Ephesians 4:24 ; Philippians 1:11 ). Though they could never become righteous before God by their efforts to conform their lives to his will, out of gratitude and love they are to serve him because he has given them the gift of salvation through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has pronounced them righteous, he has reconciled them to himself and removed their alienation, and he has transformed their relation to him into that of friendship. Therefore, since God has made them his own and given to them his righteousness, their duty and privilege is to be righteous in conduct. And he promises that on the last day and for the life of the age to come he will actually make them to be truly and effectually righteous in all that they are, become, and do.
The word "eschatological" is often used with reference to this gift of righteousness. The reason is this. It is in anticipation of what God will do for the sake of his Son Jesus Christ at the last day that he pronounces guilty sinners righteous now in this evil age. At the last day, God the Father will be vindicated and all will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Those who believe will become and remain righteous in their resurrection bodies of glory. Now and before the new age arrives, by the proclamation of the gospel and by the presence of the Spirit, that which is not yet (the fullness of righteousness of the age to come) is actually made available by the will and declaration of the Father, through the mediation of Jesus Christ the Lord and by the presence and operation of the Holy Spirit. Already there is the provision of a right relation with God through the preaching of the gospel, but there is not yet the experience of the fullness of righteousness as an imparted gift. Now believers merely have the firstfruits of that which awaits them in the age to come.
It would be a mistake, however, to think that Paul does not use the word "righteousness" in its more familiar meaning as a virtue. In fact he does so particularly in 1,2Timothy. He commends striving for righteousness (1 Timothy 6:11 ) as the right motivation of a person of God; and he sees the use of the inspired Scriptures as being to train Christians in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 ). Further, as a reward for his efforts for the kingdom of God he looks for "the crown of righteousness" (2 Timothy 4:8 ).
Other New Testament Books . Righteousness in terms of the actual doing and completing the will of God is found outside the Gospels in various places. It is found in Acts 10:35 in terms of fearing God and doing righteousness. In Hebrews 12:11 we read of the peaceful fruit of righteousness. In 1Peter Christians are to die to sin and live to righteousness (2:24) and be prepared to suffer for righteousness' sake (3:14). In 1John the doing of righteousness in terms of following Jesus Christ, the righteous One, who came in flesh and will come again in glory, is what vital Christianity is all about. Believers who act righteously in word and deed proclaim their righteous Lord and show the error of the false teachers (2:29; 3:7-10).
The most discussed passage outside the Pauline corpus with respect to righteousness and justification is James 2:14-26 . Here, at least on the surface, it appears that James is disagreeing with Paul. In fact the truth is that they have different starting points and are facing different missionary and pastoral situations.
A faith without works is said by James to be a dead faith, and Abraham is presented as being justified by his works because he was prepared to sacrifice his beloved son. For James, faith comes to completion in practical works and it was this completed faith of Abraham, says James, which was reckoned to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:6 ; James 2:23 ). Thus for James a person is placed in a right relation with God by a faith expressed in works. It is possible to reconcile Paul's approach and that of James if it is remembered that Paul himself spoke of "faith expressing itself through love" (Galatians 5:6 ; cf. James 2:1,8 ).
Peter Toon
See also Ethics ; God ; Justice
Bibliography . B. Przybylski, Righteousness in Matthew and His World of Thought ; J. Reumann, et al., Righteousness in the New Testament ; P. Stulmacher, Reconciliation, Law and Righteousness ; J. A. Zeisler, The Meaning of Righteousness in Paul .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sun of Righteousness
See STAR, MORNING.
Webster's Dictionary - Self-Righteousness
(n.) The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.
Webster's Dictionary - Righteousness
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(n.) The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.
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(n.) A righteous act, or righteous quality.
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(n.) The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification.
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(n.) The act or conduct of one who is righteous.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Righteousness
RIGHTEOUS, RIGHTEOUSNESS
It is very highly important and interesting to have clear apprehensions of the Scriptural meaning of the term righteous. What notions we annex to it is of little consequence if the word of God decides other wise. Certain it is, that in the world's dictionary the term righteous is very freely and commonly bestowed, and upon characters that call in question many of the Lord's declarations concerning sin, and the sinfulness of our fallen nature. It is highly important therefore to hear what the word of God saith on this point, and not lean upon the human opinion of vain men.
Now the Scriptures with one voice, and in the most unqualified and unaccommodating manner, declare that when the Lord looked "down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek after God," the result of that enquiry was, that "they were all gone aside, and altogether become filthy, that there was none that did good, no not one." (Psalms 14:2-3) And the apostle Paul quotes this passage, and confirms it by enlargement. (See Romans 3:1-19)
It is in vain for any man to make an appeal against this decision. No comparative statement can, in the least, alter the case. No man, not a single man of the whole race of men sprung from Adam, can be an exception to this universal decree of God.
What then is the righteousness of the Scripture, and who is the righteous man before God? The answer is direct. None but the Lord Jesus Christ. He, and he only, is set forth under this title; and he alone is the Righteousness of his people. It is high treason to talk of any other; and it is equally high treason to talk of any comparative statement between man and man concerning righteousness. The account from heaven is, "All have sinned, and come short of God's glory. The whole world is become guilty before God.%And by the deeds of the law can no flesh be justified before God." Hence, therefore, it undeniably follows that Christ is the only righteousness of his people; and he is what Scripture declares his name is, and shall be, JEHOVAH our Righteousness. (Jeremiah 23:6)
Now then the conclusion from this statement of Scripture is evidently this—if Jesus be the only righteousness of his people, either this is my right eousness, or I have none at all. Wholly sinful in myself, and wholly righteous in him I must be; or I have no part nor lot in this matter. If there be not in me a total renunciation of every thing the mistaken calculation of men calls righteousness, yea, more than this, if there be not a full and unreserved confession of universal sin and unworthiness in me, I cannot be wholly looking for acceptance to, and living wholly upon, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord my Righteousness. And the gospel knows no mixture, no mingling the righteousness of the sinner with the righteousness of the Saviour. "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Blessed and happy souls who, from a deep conviction of the total corruption and depravity of their own nature, are resting all their high hopes of acceptance and justification before God in the perfect and complete righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ; who behold him, and accept the authority of JEHO VAH for this well-grounded confidence of beholding him, and rest with full assurance of faith in him, as the Lord their righteousness; and to whose spirits the Holy Ghost bears witness that "he is made of God to them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, that, according as it is writ ten, he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)
CARM Theological Dictionary - Righteousness
Righteousness is an attribute of moral purity belonging to God alone (John 17:25 ). It is He alone who is truly righteous. No one in the world is righteous in the eyes of the Lord, that is, except the Christian. We are counted righteous in the eyes of God when we receive Jesus by faith (Philippians 3:9). Our righteousness is based on what Jesus did on the cross. The righteousness that was Christ's is counted to us. We, then, are seen as righteous in the eyes of God. Though we are actually worthy of damnation, we are made righteous (Isaiah 61:10) by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. As a result, we will spend eternity in the presence of the holy, pure, loving, kind, gentle, and righteous God who is our righteousness.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Righteousness
justice, holiness. The righteousness of God is the essential perfection of his nature; sometimes it is put for his justice. The righteousness of Christ denotes, not only his absolute perfection, but, is taken for his perfect obedience unto death, and his suffering the penalty of the law in our stead. The righteousness of the law is that obedience which the law requires. The righteousness of faith is the justification which is received by faith.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Imputed Righteousness
See JUSTIFICATION .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Righteousness
Rectitude, justice, holiness; an essential perfection of God's character, Job 36:3 ; Isaiah 51:5-8 ; John 17:25 ; and of his administration, Genesis 18:25 ; Romans 3:21,22 ; 10:3 . It is the wonder of grace that as the righteous guardian of the law, he can acquit the unrighteous. "The righteousness of Christ" includes his spotless holiness, his perfect obedience the law demands; and "the righteousness of faith" is that imputed to the sinner who believes in Christ. With reference to personal character, righteousness is used both for uprightness between man and man, and for true religion, Genesis 18:23 ; Leviticus 19:15 ; Isaiah 60:17 ; Romans 14:17 ; Ephesians 5:9 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Righteousness
A term frequently occurring in scripture expressing an attribute of God which maintains what is consistent with His own character, and necessarily judges what is opposed to it — sin. In man also it is the opposite of lawlessness or sin, 1 John 3:4-7 ; but it is plainly declared of man that, apart from a work of grace in him, "there is none righteous, no, not one." Psalm 14:1-3 ; Romans 3:10 . But God has, independently of man, revealed His righteousness in the complete judgement and setting aside of sin; and of the state with which, in man, sin was connected. This was effected by the Son of God becoming man and taking on the cross, vicariously, the place of man as under the curse of the law, and in His being made sin and glorifying God in bearing the judgement of sin. Hence grace is established on the foundation of righteousness. The righteousness of God, declared and expressed in the saints in Christ, is thus the divinely given answer to Christ having been made sin. On the other hand, the lake of fire is an eternal expression of God's righteous judgement. At the present moment God's righteousness is revealed in the gospel and apprehended by faith.
This is an entirely different principle from that on which the Jew went, namely, that of seeking to establish their own righteousness, and not submitting to the righteousness of God. Romans 10:3 . Their father Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness; and the faith of the believer is counted to him for righteousness, apart from works. Romans 4:3,5 .
Christ Jesus is made unto us righteousness from God. 1 Corinthians 1:30 . He is the end of the law for righteousness to all those who believe.
Besides the above, there is the practical righteousness which characterises every Christian. By knowing God's righteousness he becomes the servant of righteousness. The bride of the Lamb is represented as "arrayed in fine linen, clean and white:" which is "the righteousnesses of the saints." Revelation 19:8 .
The doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ, though largely acknowledged in Christendom, is not found in scripture. The explanation generally given of the doctrine is that Christ having perfectly kept the law, His obedience has formed a legal righteousness that is imputed to the believer as if the latter had himself kept the law. One passage of scripture proves this view to be incorrect: "If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Galatians 2:21 . The force of the doctrine is to maintain the validity of the law in application to believers; and it stands in the way of their apprehending their death to the law by the body of Christ, so as to be married to Christ raised up from the dead, to bring forth fruit to God. Romans 7:4 .

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Righteousness - The Righteousness of God is the absolute and essential perfections of his nature; sometimes it is put for his justice. The Righteousness of Christ denotes not only his absolute perfections, but is taken for his perfect obedience to the law, and suffering the penalty thereof in our stead. The Righteousness of the law is that obedience which the law requires. The Righteousness of faith is the Righteousness of Christ as received by faith. The saints have a threefold Righteousness. The Righteousness of their persons, as in Christ, his merit being imputed to them, and they accepted on the account thereof, 2 Corinthians 5:21 . The Righteousness of their principles being derived from, and formed according to the rule of right, Psalms 119:11 . The Righteousness of their lives, produced by the sanctifying which no man shall see the Lord, Hebrews 13:14 . 12; Witherspoon's Essay on Imputed Righteousness; Hervey's Theron and Aspasio; Dr. ed; Jenks on Submission to the Righteousness of God
Righteousness - The Righteousness of God is the essential perfection of his nature; sometimes it is put for his justice. The Righteousness of Christ denotes, not only his absolute perfection, but, is taken for his perfect obedience unto death, and his suffering the penalty of the law in our stead. The Righteousness of the law is that obedience which the law requires. The Righteousness of faith is the justification which is received by faith
Jehovah Our Righteousness - The margin of our Bible hath preserved the original Hebrew, JEHOVAH Tzidkenu, in both places where meet with this glorious name of the Lord Jesus, (Jeremiah 23:6; Jer 33:16) and a most blessed and soul-comforting name it is for the present and everlasting joy of a poor sinner, conscious that in himself he is void of all Righteousness. And if it be farther asked—Wherefore do you call him your Righteousness? The answer is, Because he is so, and is the very Righteousness in which all his people become justified before God; and in confirmation of it JEHOVAH hath commanded the people so to call him, and so to apprehend and know him. (See in proof if but a single passage, Isaiah 45:22-25) And that he is our Righteousness, the Holy Ghost hath asserted in numberless places of his blessed word. (See but two passages among many that might be brought forward, 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21)...
But what I more particularly beg the reader to observe with me on this glorious name of our Redeemer, is, that JEHOVAH Jesus our Righteousness is the very Righteousness of his people. Let the reader remember that Jesus is not said to be a righteous person, but Righteousness itself. Angels may be, and sometimes are, called righteous, and so are the servants of God; but none of them can be called Righteousness. This belongs only to God our Saviour: all other Righteousness is derived, and is from him; but the Righteousness of the Lord Jesus is essentially and necessarily his own. He is Righteousness itself; and his GODHEAD both proves his Righteousness, and his Righteousness demonstrates his GODHEAD. This is one sweet feature of this name of our Lord; and there is another included in it, namely, that this Righteousness is ours. Hence he is said to have been made sin for them when he knew no sin that they might be made the Righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) "And he is made of God to them wisdom and Righteousness, sanctification and redemption. " (1 Corinthians 1:30) And what crowns the whole is, that Christ and his Righteousness being so for ever, so must his people be in him. His person being infinite, so must be his Righteousness; and therefore, he is said to have saved his people with an everlasting Righteousness, by reason of which they shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end. Well might the Holy Ghost command the church to exclaim, "Surely shall one say, In the Lord have I Righteousness and strength. " (Isaiah 45:24) I would only add, as a farther confirmation of the interest the church hath in Christ and the oneness there is between them, the church also is called the Lord our Righteousness, because her glorious Husband is so; thus proving her marriage by taking the name of her husband. (See Jeremiah 33:16) Oh, the blessedness in that one title, JEHOVAH our Righteousness!...
Righteousness - Translators have employed “righteousness” in rendering several biblical words into English: sedaqah, sedeq , in Hebrew; and dikaiosune and euthutes in Greek. “Righteousness” in the original languages denotes far more than in English usage; indeed, biblical Righteousness is generally at odds with current English usage. We understand Righteousness to mean “uprightness” in the sense of “adherence or conformity to an established norm. ” In biblical usage Righteousness is rooted in covenants and relationships. For biblical authors, Righteousness is the fulfillment of the terms of a covenant between God and humanity or between humans in the full range of human relationships. ...
Old Testament The starting point is the Hebrew notion of God's “righteousness. ” The Hebrew mind did not understand Righteousness to be an attribute of the divine, that is a characteristic of God's nature. Rather, God's Righteousness is what God does in fulfillment of the terms of the covenant that God established with the chosen people, Israel ( 2 Chronicles 12:6 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Jeremiah 9:24 ; Daniel 9:14 ). God's Righteousness was not a metaphysical property but that dimension of the divine experienced by those within the covenantal community. ...
Most especially, God's Righteousness was understood in relation to the image of God as the Judge of created order (Psalm 96:13 ). At times God's Righteousness was experienced in God's delivering Israel from enemies and oppressors (Psalm 71:1 ); at other times, in God's delivering Israel from the nation's own sinfulness (Psalm 51:19 ). Such deliverance involved God's Righteousness of wrath against the persecutor and the wicked (Psalm 106:1 ). Salvation and condemnation exist together as the two sides of God's Righteousness; the leading side is always deliverance: God condemns only because He also saves (Psalm 97:1 ). ...
Righteousness is a religious concept applied to humans because Israel had entered into a covenantal relationship to God. Precisely here, serious misunderstanding frequently flaws thought about Israel's desire for Righteousness. Thus human Righteousness in relation to God was understood as faithful adherence to the law (Leviticus 19:1 ). ...
The concept of Righteousness as faithful fulfillment of the provisions of a covenant was also meaningful in strictly human terms. The person who met the demands of a variety of social relations was thought to be righteous, to have done Righteousness, though the requirements of Righteousness varied with the covenantal/relational context. ...
New Testament Greek philosophy understood Righteousness to be one of the cardinal virtues, but New Testament authors show that they understood the word in terms of Old Testament thinking about covenantal relations. Human Righteousness in the New Testament is absolute faith in and commitment to God (Matthew 3:15 ; Romans 4:5 ; 1 Peter 2:24 ). The one who in faith gives oneself to the doing of God's will is righteous, doing Righteousness, and reckoned righteous by God (James 2:23 ). The human-to-human dimension of Righteousness observed in the Old Testament is present in New Testament thought (Philippians 1:3-11 ), but it seems less prominent, perhaps because of the importance of the New Testament concept of love. ...
At the heart of New Testament thinking about Righteousness is the notion of God's Righteousness (Matthew 6:33 ; Acts 17:31 ; Romans 1:17 ; Ephesians 4:24 ; James 1:20 ). Interpreters debate whether the phrase “righteousness of God” is a subjective genitive , meaning “God is righteous,” or an objective genitive , meaning “God gives Righteousness. In the New Testament, especially in Paul's letters, “the Righteousness of God” is the key to understanding the salvation of humanity. ...
Interpreters who take “the Righteousness of God” to mean “God gives Righteousness” see salvation as a God-created human possibility. Righteousness is that which God requires of humanity and which God gives as a gift to the person of faith. In this line of thought, faith is the condition for the reception of the gift of Righteousness from God. Then God gives them Righteousness or reckons them, on the basis of their faith, as if they were righteous. ...
On the other hand, interpreters who understand “the Righteousness of God” to mean “God is righteous” contend that salvation is purely the work of God, God's saving activity in keeping the divine side of the covenant of creation. Thus “the Righteousness of God” is the power of God at work saving humanity (and the whole of creation), through the creation of faith in sinful persons. ...
The line between the camps of scholars holding these different interpretations of “the Righteousness of God” is sharply drawn, and the debate over the validity of these interpretive options continues with intensity
Righteousness - But God has, independently of man, revealed His Righteousness in the complete judgement and setting aside of sin; and of the state with which, in man, sin was connected. Hence grace is established on the foundation of Righteousness. The Righteousness of God, declared and expressed in the saints in Christ, is thus the divinely given answer to Christ having been made sin. At the present moment God's Righteousness is revealed in the gospel and apprehended by faith. ...
This is an entirely different principle from that on which the Jew went, namely, that of seeking to establish their own Righteousness, and not submitting to the Righteousness of God. Their father Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for Righteousness; and the faith of the believer is counted to him for Righteousness, apart from works. ...
Christ Jesus is made unto us Righteousness from God. He is the end of the law for Righteousness to all those who believe. ...
Besides the above, there is the practical Righteousness which characterises every Christian. By knowing God's Righteousness he becomes the servant of Righteousness. The bride of the Lamb is represented as "arrayed in fine linen, clean and white:" which is "the Righteousnesses of the saints. ...
The doctrine of the imputed Righteousness of Christ, though largely acknowledged in Christendom, is not found in scripture. The explanation generally given of the doctrine is that Christ having perfectly kept the law, His obedience has formed a legal Righteousness that is imputed to the believer as if the latter had himself kept the law. One passage of scripture proves this view to be incorrect: "If Righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain
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‘Righteousness,’ ‘righteous’ (except in a few passages) stand in EV [1] in about 400 passages by ‘righteousness,’ ‘righteous,’ etc. ...
The material can be conveniently arranged under two heads: (1) Righteousness in common speech; (2) Righteousness in religious terminology. It has been justly remarked that the development of the idea of Righteousness in OT moves in the opposite direction to that traversed by the idea of holiness. Righteousness in common speech . ( a ) It is perhaps safest to begin with the forensic or juristic application, The plaintiff or defendant in a legal case who was in the right was ‘righteous’ ( Deuteronomy 25:1 , Isaiah 5:23 ); and his claim resting on his good behaviour was ‘righteousness’ ( 1 Kings 8:32 ). ‘judgment of Righteousness’ ( Isaiah 54:1-17 ), judged ‘righteously’ ( Deuteronomy 1:16 ). The Messianic King, who would be the ideal judge, would he ‘swift to do Righteousness’ ( Isaiah 16:5 ), would ‘judge the poor with Righteousness’ ( Isaiah 11:4 ), and would have ‘righteousness for the girdle of his loins’ ( Isaiah 11:5 ). A court of justice was, in theory, ‘the place of Righteousness’ ( Ecclesiastes 3:16 ). The purified Jerusalem would be ‘a city of Righteousness’ ( Isaiah 1:26 ). On the other hand, corrupt judges ‘cast down Righteousness to the earth’ ( Amos 5:7 ), and ‘take away the Righteousness of the righteous from him’ ( Isaiah 5:23 ). In Proverbs 16:8 we read: ‘Better is a little with Righteousness ( i. ‘balances of Righteousness’ ( Leviticus 19:36 ), whilst their converse were ‘wicked balances,’ lit. truthful speech, came under the category of ‘righteousness. ‘lips of Righteousness,’ ‘are the delight of kings’ ( Proverbs 16:13 ). Righteousness in religious terminology . ( a ) For the ancient Hebrew, ‘righteousness’ was especially correspondence with the Divine will . Note, for this conception of Righteousness, Ezekiel 18:5-9 , where ‘doing what is lawful and right ( tsĕdâqâh )’ is illustrated by a number of concrete examples followed up by the general statement, ‘hath walked in my statutes and kept my judgments to deal truly,’ The man who thus acts, adds the prophet, is ‘just,’ rather ‘righteous’ ( tsaddîq ). The Book of Ezekiel has many references to Righteousness thus understood. ( b ) As the Divine will was revealed in the Law, ‘righteousness’ was thought of as obedience to its rules ( Deuteronomy 6:25 ). Restoring a pledge at sun-down was ‘righteousness’ ( Deuteronomy 24:13 ). The avenging deed of Phinehas was ‘counted to him for Righteousness’ ( Psalms 106:31 ). , the Righteousness of the individual is referred to; but in others Israel ( Psalms 14:5 ; Psalms 97:11 ; Psalms 118:20 etc. ’ ( d ) Since Righteousness is conformity to the Divine will, and the Law which reveals that will is righteous in the whole and its parts ( Psalms 119:7 ; Psalms 119:62 ; Psalms 119:75 ; Psalms 119:172 etc. ), God Himself is naturally thought of as essentially righteous ( Deuteronomy 32:4 where ‘just’ = ‘righteous’; Jeremiah 12:1 , Isaiah 61:1-114 , Psalms 7:9 (10) 11 (12), His throne is founded on Righteousness and judgment ( Psalms 89:14 , (15)), and all His ways exhibit Righteousness ( Psalms 145:17 ). As, however, Israel was often unrighteous, the Righteousness of Jehovah could then be revealed to it only in judgment ( Isaiah 1:27 ; Isaiah 5:18 ; Isaiah 62:1-12 ). ( e ) So in a number of passages, especially in Isaiah 40:1-31 ; Isaiah 41:1-29 ; Isaiah 42:1-25 ; Isaiah 43:1-28 ; Isaiah 44:1-28 ; Isaiah 45:1-25 ; Isaiah 46:1-13 ; Isaiah 47:1-15 ; Isaiah 48:1-22 ; Isaiah 49:1-26 ; Isaiah 50:1-11 ; Isaiah 51:1-23 ; Isaiah 52:1-15 ; Isaiah 53:1-12 ; Deuteronomy 16:18 ; Isaiah 55:1-13 ; Isaiah 56:1-12 ; Isaiah 57:1-21 ; Isaiah 58:1-14 ; Isaiah 59:1-21 ; Isaiah 60:1-22 ; 1619169408_50 ; Isaiah 10:22 ; Isaiah 63:1-19 ; Isaiah 64:1-12 ; Isaiah 65:1-25 ; Isaiah 51:1 , ‘righteousness’ is almost synonymous with justification, salvation ( Isaiah 45:8 ; Isaiah 46:13 ; Isaiah 51:6 f. ), ‘righteousness’; dikaioô (39 t. ‘righteousness’ (4t. ...
In the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 5:6 ; Matthew 5:10 ; Matthew 5:20 ; Matthew 6:1 ; Matthew 6:33 ; Matthew 21:32 , John 16:8 ; John 16:10 ), and in NT generally, ‘righteousness’ means, as in OT, conformity to the Divine will, but with the thought greatly deepened and spiritualized. In the Sermon on the Mount Righteousness clearly includes right feeling and motive as well as right action. ’ If, as cannot be reasonably doubted, the Sermon on the Mount was originally in Aramaic, the word for ‘righteousness’ can hardly have been used in such a connexion without a side glance at a common popular application of it. ’ In the Pauline Epistles, where dikaiosynç and dikaioô are most frequently used (85 times out of 131), the former in a considerable number of cases describes not the Righteousness required by God, but the Righteousness bestowed by God and accepted by faith in Christ ( Romans 1:17 etc
Impute, Imputation - God reckoned Righteousness to believing Abraham (Genesis 15:16 ). This does not mean that God accepted Abraham's faith instead of Righteousness as an accomplishment meriting justification. ...
The imputation of Righteousness lies at the heart of the biblical doctrine of salvation. This Righteousness is seen in Christ who purchased redemption. God grants Righteousness to those who have faith in Christ (Romans 1:17 ; Romans 3:21-26 ; Romans 10:3 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Philippians 3:9 ). This Righteousness imputed or reckoned to believers is, strictly speaking, an alien Righteousness. It is not the believer's own Righteousness but God's Righteousness imputed to the believer. ...
Not only is the imputation of God's Righteousness to the believer taught in Scripture, but the Bible in some sense implies that Adam's sin was imputed to humankind (Romans 5:12-21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 ). More importantly, it is impossible for sinners to be righteous in God's sight apart from the gift of Righteousness graciously granted to them in Christ through faith
Rightwiseness - ) Righteousness
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Skin - Genesis 3:21 (c) Undoubtedly this is a type of the imputed Righteousness given as a covering to all who trust CHRIST JESUS. We are clothed with the garments of salvation, and with the robe of Righteousness when we trust JESUS CHRIST, and He becomes the Lord of our lives. ...
Exodus 25:5 (c) The red skin of the ram reminds us of the life of CHRIST and the Righteousness of GOD, both of which are given to us because of Calvary. So the Saviour must die, and did die, so that we might have the Righteousness of GOD put upon us
Tzedakah - "justice, Righteousness"); charity ...
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - The Lord our Righteousness
Justification - ) "The just shall live by faith" (Habakkuk 2:4) is thrice quoted by Paul:...
(1) Romans 1:17, where the emphasis is on "just," the gospel plan of saving men sets forth "the Righteousness (justice) of God" as excluding the Righteousness of man, Gentile and Jew alike (Romans 1:17 ff; Romans 2; Romans 3:25). The Hebrew tsadaquw , Greek dikaioo , expresses, not to infuse Righteousness into but to impute it to, man; to change his relation to God legally or forensically, not in the first instance to change his character. "Justification" is no more an infusion of Righteousness than "condemnation," its opposite, is an infusion of wickedness, as is proved by Ephesians 2:8-107 "the judges shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked," Proverbs 17:15; Isaiah 5:23; Psalms 143:2, which shows that by inherent Righteousness no man could be justified. " So in Daniel 12:3 ministers "justify" or "turn to Righteousness" their converts instrumentally, i. vindicated His Righteousness, showed they counted Him righteous in His "counsel" by accepting the gospel; opposed to the Pharisees who "rejected" it, to their own condemnation (Romans 2:13). Before man's bar, ordinarily, the Righteousness on account of which he is justified or counted righteous is his own; before God's bar, the Righteousness on account of which he is justified is Christ's, which is God's (2 Peter 1:1). In 1 John 3:7, "he that doeth Righteousness is righteous even as He is righteous"; not his doing Righteousness makes him righteous, but shows that he is so, i. justified by the Righteousness of God in Christ (Romans 10:3-10). ...
A man "deceives" himself if he think himself "righteous," and yet does not Righteousness, for "doing Righteousness" is the sure fruit and proof of "being righteous," i. of having the only principle of true Righteousness and the only mean of justification, faith. Paul's epistle to Romans proves Jew and Gentile guilty of breaking God's universal law, therefore incapable of being justified by their own Righteousness, i. "By the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified in God's sight; but now (under the gospel) the Righteousness of God without the law is manifested, even the Righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference, for all have sinned," etc. not as a merit, but Christ's merit apprehended by faith: Ephesians 2:5; 1619169408_84) is counted for Righteousness. ...
David describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth Righteousness without works (as man has no Righteousness of his own the 'righteousness imputed' to him can only be the Righteousness of God in Christ) . There is to him both the non-imputation of sin and the imputation of Righteousness. Christ is "of God made unto us Righteousness," so that to believers He is "the Lord our Righteousness" (1 Corinthians 1:30; Jeremiah 23:6). This is the sense of James (James 2:14-26), otherwise James could no more be reconciled with himself than with Paul, for he quotes the same instance and the same scripture, "Abraham believed God and it (his faith) was counted to him for Righteousness," as Paul does. ) writes: "what else could cover our sins but His Righteousness? in whom could we transgressors be justified but only in the Son of God? O sweet exchange! O unsearchable contrivance! that the transgressions of many should be hidden in one righteous Person and the Righteousness of One should justify many transgressors. " So: "faith, receiving and resting on Christ and His Righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification, yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces. Rome makes justification the infusion of Righteousness by God's Spirit and the rewarding of the good works done under His influence, at the day of judgment
Osiandrians - That Christ, considered in his human nature only, could not, by his obedience to the divine law, obtain justification and pardon for sinners; neither can we be justified before God, by embracing and applying to ourselves, through faith, the Righteousness and obedience of the man Christ. It is only through that eternal and essential Righteousness which dwells in Christ, considered as God, and which resides in his divine nature, that is united to the human, that mankind can obtain complete justification. That a man becomes a partaker of this divine Righteousness by faith, since it is in consequence of this uniting principle that Christ dwells in the heart of man with his divine Righteousness. Now, wherever this divine Righteousness dwells, there God can behold no sin; therefore, when it is present with Christ in the hearts of the regenerate, they are on its account considered by the Deity as righteous, although they be sinners. Moreover, this divine and justifying Righteousness of Christ excites the faithful to the pursuit of holiness, and to the practice of virtue
Righteousness - Righteousness is an attribute of moral purity belonging to God alone (John 17:25 ). Our Righteousness is based on what Jesus did on the cross. The Righteousness that was Christ's is counted to us. As a result, we will spend eternity in the presence of the holy, pure, loving, kind, gentle, and righteous God who is our Righteousness
Impute - Hebrew chashab , Greek logizomai ; "to count, reckon" (Romans 4:2-8), namely, unrighteousness (whether one's own or another's) to one's discredit; or Righteousness (whether one's own or another's) to one's credit whether in man's account or in the judgment book of God (Revelation 20:12; Numbers 18:27). Philemon 1:1:18; "if Onesimus hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on mine account" In Romans 4:6 Righteousness imputed without works must mean a Righteousness not our own, yet reckoned as ours, namely, "the Righteousness of (Him who is both) God. The gospel sets forth God's Righteousness which is Christ's. "God is well pleased," not merely for mercy's sake, but "for His Righteousness sake" (Isaiah 42:21; Isaiah 45:21 end; Jeremiah 23:6). "The Righteousness of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, is unto all and upon all them that believe" (Romans 3:22; Romans 4:5-6), "faith (not for its own worthiness, but for that of Him on whom it rests) is counted for Righteousness" (Romans 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30). That of Christ's Righteousness to us (Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Instead of "imputing their trespasses to men," God "hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made (Greek that we may become) the Righteousness of God in Him," i. In justification Christ's Righteousness is imputed to us; in sanctification Christ's Righteousness is imparted to us, in vital union with Him the Head from whom the life flows into the members
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - ]'>[1] is our Righteousness,’ or ‘J″ [1] our Righteousness,’ Jeremiah 23:6 ; Jeremiah 33:16 )
Righteousness - , Romans 3:5 , the context of which shows that "the Righteousness of God" means essentially the same as His faithfulness, or truthfulness, that which is consistent with His own nature and promises; Romans 3:25,26 speaks of His "righteousness" as exhibited in the Death of Christ, which is sufficient to show men that God is neither indifferent to sin nor regards it lightly. In 2 Peter 1:1 , 'the Righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ,' is the righteous dealing of God with sin and with sinners on the ground of the Death of Christ. 'Word of Righteousness,' Hebrews 5:13 , is probably the gospel, and the Scriptures as containing the gospel, wherein is declared the Righteousness of God in all its aspects. This Righteousness is unattainable by obedience to any law, or by any merit of man's own, or any other condition than that of faith in Christ . The man who trusts in Christ becomes 'the Righteousness of God in Him,' 2 Corinthians 5:21 , i. ...
"Righteousness is not said to be imputed to the believer save in the sense that faith is imputed ("reckoned' is the better word) for Righteousness. It is clear that in Romans 4:6,11 , 'righteousness reckoned' must be understood in the light of the context, 'faith reckoned for Righteousness,' Romans 4:3,5,9,22 . ' The faith thus exercised brings the soul into vital union with God in Christ, and inevitably produces Righteousness of life, that is, conformity to the will of God. ]'>[1] ...
2: δικαίωμα (Strong's #1345 — Noun Neuter — dikaioma — dik-ah'-yo-mah ) is the concrete expression of "righteousness:" see JUSTIFICATION , A, No. ...
Note: In Hebrews 1:8 , AV, euthutes, "straightness, uprightness" (akin to euthus "straight, right"), is translated "righteousness" (RV, "uprightness;" AV, marg
Righteousness - RIGHTEOUS, Righteousness...
It is very highly important and interesting to have clear apprehensions of the Scriptural meaning of the term righteous. ...
What then is the Righteousness of the Scripture, and who is the righteous man before God? The answer is direct. He, and he only, is set forth under this title; and he alone is the Righteousness of his people. It is high treason to talk of any other; and it is equally high treason to talk of any comparative statement between man and man concerning Righteousness. " Hence, therefore, it undeniably follows that Christ is the only Righteousness of his people; and he is what Scripture declares his name is, and shall be, JEHOVAH our Righteousness. (Jeremiah 23:6)...
Now then the conclusion from this statement of Scripture is evidently this—if Jesus be the only Righteousness of his people, either this is my right eousness, or I have none at all. If there be not in me a total renunciation of every thing the mistaken calculation of men calls Righteousness, yea, more than this, if there be not a full and unreserved confession of universal sin and unworthiness in me, I cannot be wholly looking for acceptance to, and living wholly upon, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord my Righteousness. And the gospel knows no mixture, no mingling the Righteousness of the sinner with the Righteousness of the Saviour. " Blessed and happy souls who, from a deep conviction of the total corruption and depravity of their own nature, are resting all their high hopes of acceptance and justification before God in the perfect and complete Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ; who behold him, and accept the authority of JEHO VAH for this well-grounded confidence of beholding him, and rest with full assurance of faith in him, as the Lord their Righteousness; and to whose spirits the Holy Ghost bears witness that "he is made of God to them wisdom, Righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, that, according as it is writ ten, he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord
Melchis'Edec - (king of Righteousness )
Righteousness - "The Righteousness of Christ" includes his spotless holiness, his perfect obedience the law demands; and "the Righteousness of faith" is that imputed to the sinner who believes in Christ. With reference to personal character, Righteousness is used both for uprightness between man and man, and for true religion, Genesis 18:23 ; Leviticus 19:15 ; Isaiah 60:17 ; Romans 14:17 ; Ephesians 5:9
Righteousness - God the Father is righteous (just); Jesus Christ his Son is the Righteous (Just) One; the Father through the Son and in the Spirit gives the gift of Righteousness (justice) to repentant sinners for salvation; such believing sinners are declared righteous (just) by the Father through the Son, are made righteous (just) by the Holy Spirit working in them, and will be wholly righteous (just) in the age to come. ...
The noun Righteousness/justice (Gk. So we have just, justice, justify and right, righteous, Righteousness, rightwise (old English). This is especially so when the verb "to justify, " describing God's word and action, is used with the noun "righteousness, " pointing to the result of that action. The appropriate background to bear in mind for understanding the teaching of both John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ on Righteousness/justice are two of the dominant ideas of the Old Testament. Micah declared the Righteousness of God as his faithfulness to keep and act within the covenant and thus to save Israel from her enemies, as well as to vindicate the penitent. Hosea, the prophet of divine love, ties Righteousness with mercy, loving kindness, and justice (2:19; 10:12). Further, it was because of the demands of such Righteousnessfulfilling the will of Godthat he actually was willing to baptize Jesus (Matthew 3:15 ). Likewise Jesus presents Righteousness as conformity to the will of God expressed in the Mosaic law (Matthew 13:17 ; 23:29 ; 27:4,19 , 24 ) and also conformity to his own teachings concerning the requirements of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:17-20 ). Further, Jesus does allow that conformity to the norms of the scribes and Pharisees is a certain kind of (inferior) righteous living, but he contrasts it with the proper Righteousness he exhibits, proclaims, and looks for (Luke 5:30-32 ; 15:7 ; 18:9 ) in the disciples of the kingdom. So in a fundamental sense, in the four Gospels Righteousness as a quality of living is intimately related to the arrival and membership in the kingdom of God and is only possible because God has come to his people as their Redeemer. ...
The Gospel of Matthew makes clear that from the beginning Jesus' mission is to fulfill God's Righteousness (3:15). Alongside this is the Righteousness in the new covenant, which is right thinking, feeling, speaking, and behavior on the part of disciples of the kingdom, who do what God approves and commands. Yet what Jesus proclaims and outlines is certainly not a self-righteousness, for it is portrayed as the outflowing of a life that is centered on submitting to, worshiping, and seeking after God and confessing Jesus as the Messiah (see especially 5:17-42). The Righteousness of the kingdom of God is practical and reverses the standards of the regular social order (3:11,14; 6:20-26). ...
In the Gospel of John, God is righteous (17:25) and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, has a specific role with respect to Righteousness (16:8,10). It is the unique work of the Spirit, who comes into the world in the name of Jesus the Messiah, to convince/convict the world of Righteousness. So it may be said that the concept of Righteousness in Paul belongs more to soteriology than to moral theology, even though it has distinct moral implications. ...
God's Righteousness is, for Paul, God's saving activity in and through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his Son. ...
The Righteousness of which Paul speaks, especially in the letters to Galatia and Rome, stands in contrast to the Righteousness that is based on the fulfillment of the law by man as the covenant partner of God. It is "the Righteousness of faith" and "the Righteousness of God" (Romans 10:6 ; Philippians 3:9 ), and is most certainly the gift of God. God's gift to those who believe is a Righteousness that exists and can be given only because of the sacrificial death of Jesus for sinners and his resurrection from the dead as the vindicated Lord of all. In fact, Paul confessed that the power of the gospel to be the word of salvation to both Jew and Greek was based on the revelation of the Righteousness of God thereinof God the Father acting justly for the sake of his Son (Romans 1:16-17 ). ...
The gift of a right relation with the Father through the Son in the Spirit, which is justification, creates a relationship for believers both with God and fellow believers that they are to dedicate to Righteousness in the sense of obeying Christ (Romans 6:12-14 ; cf. Therefore, since God has made them his own and given to them his Righteousness, their duty and privilege is to be righteous in conduct. ...
The word "eschatological" is often used with reference to this gift of Righteousness. Now and before the new age arrives, by the proclamation of the gospel and by the presence of the Spirit, that which is not yet (the fullness of Righteousness of the age to come) is actually made available by the will and declaration of the Father, through the mediation of Jesus Christ the Lord and by the presence and operation of the Holy Spirit. Already there is the provision of a right relation with God through the preaching of the gospel, but there is not yet the experience of the fullness of Righteousness as an imparted gift. ...
It would be a mistake, however, to think that Paul does not use the word "righteousness" in its more familiar meaning as a virtue. He commends striving for Righteousness (1 Timothy 6:11 ) as the right motivation of a person of God; and he sees the use of the inspired Scriptures as being to train Christians in Righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 ). Further, as a reward for his efforts for the kingdom of God he looks for "the crown of Righteousness" (2 Timothy 4:8 ). Righteousness in terms of the actual doing and completing the will of God is found outside the Gospels in various places. It is found in Acts 10:35 in terms of fearing God and doing Righteousness. In Hebrews 12:11 we read of the peaceful fruit of Righteousness. In 1Peter Christians are to die to sin and live to Righteousness (2:24) and be prepared to suffer for Righteousness' sake (3:14). In 1John the doing of Righteousness in terms of following Jesus Christ, the righteous One, who came in flesh and will come again in glory, is what vital Christianity is all about. ...
The most discussed passage outside the Pauline corpus with respect to Righteousness and justification is James 2:14-26 . For James, faith comes to completion in practical works and it was this completed faith of Abraham, says James, which was reckoned to him for Righteousness (Genesis 15:6 ; James 2:23 ). Przybylski, Righteousness in Matthew and His World of Thought ; J. , Righteousness in the New Testament ; P. Stulmacher, Reconciliation, Law and Righteousness ; J. Zeisler, The Meaning of Righteousness in Paul
Righteousness - The words ‘righteous’ and ‘righteousness’ are found much more in biblical language than in everyday language. ...
The source of Righteousness...
Perfect Righteousness is found in God alone. Since God made human beings in his image, they also have a sense of Righteousness. ...
This Righteousness is not a moral perfection that people achieve by their own efforts, but a right relationship with God that people enter into through faith and obedience (Isaiah 50:9; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 3:4-5; Romans 9:31-32; Romans 10:3-4; Galatians 3:11-12). It is a Righteousness that pleases God and guarantees his help (Psalms 45:7-8; Isaiah 56:1; 1 Peter 3:12). ...
The legal setting...
Righteousness is not simply a private affair; it is a matter also for social concern. God’s Righteousness demands social justice (Isaiah 5:7-9; Amos 5:6-7; Amos 5:24). Justice, in fact, is a prominent characteristic of Righteousness in the Bible (see JUSTICE). ...
The Bible commonly uses ‘righteousness’ and related words in a legal setting, where a judge must administer justice righteously. ...
This legal sense of Righteousness gives meaning to the biblical teaching of justification by faith. (For details of this aspect of the believer’s Righteousness see JUSTIFICATION
Josedech - (jahss' eh dehk) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh acts in Righteousness
Rightfulness - ) Moral rectitude; Righteousness
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2: δικαίωμα (Strong's #1345 — Noun Neuter — dikaioma — dik-ah'-yo-mah ) signifies "an act of Righteousness, a concrete expression of Righteousness," as in the RV of Romans 5:18 , in reference to the Death of Christ; the AV wrongly renders it "the Righteousness of One. See JUDGMENT , JUSTIFICATION , ORDINANCE , Righteousness
Jehovah-Tzideknu - Jehovah our Righteousness, a name given to the Savior, and through him to his church, Jeremiah 23:6 ; 33:16
Justification - It proceeds on the imputing or crediting to the believer by God himself of the perfect Righteousness, active and passive, of his Representative and Surety, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-9 ). Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without Righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a Righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ's Righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Romans 4:6-8 ). ...
The sole condition on which this Righteousness is imputed or credited to the believer is faith in or on the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is called a "condition," not because it possesses any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only instrument by which the soul appropriates or apprehends Christ and his Righteousness (Romans 1:17 ; 3:25,26 ; 4:20,22 ; Philippians 3:8-11 ; Galatians 2:16 )
Self-Dedication - The giving up of ourselves unreservedly to God; that we may serve him in Righteousness and true holiness
Jozadak - (jahz' uh dak) Short form of personal name Jehozadak meaning, “Yah acts in Righteousness
Righteous, To Be - Nowhere is the issue of Righteousness more appropriate than in the problem of the suffering of the righteous presented to us in Job, where the verb occurs 17 times. The Israelites were charged with upholding Righteousness in all areas of life. ...
Tsedeq (צֶדֶק, Strong's #6664); Tsedâqâh (צְדָקָה, Strong's #6666), “righteousness. In the Old Testament we meet the name Melchizedek (“king of Righteousness”). The first usage of sedeq is: “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in Righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor” ([4] believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for Righteousness” ( Righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face …” ( Righteousness. The books of Psalms and of the prophets particularly use the sense of “righteousness” as a state; cf. “Hearken to me, ye that follow after Righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged” ( Righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust” ( Righteousness]'>[8] is near, my deliverance has gone forth and my arm shall rule the nations; for me coasts and islands shall wait and they shall look to me for protection” ( Righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. … And my tongue shall speak of thy Righteousness and of thy praise all the day long” ( Righteousness. Based upon a special relationship with God, the Old Testament saint asked God to deal righteously with him: “Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy Righteousness unto the king’s son” ( Uprightness - 1: εὐθύτης (Strong's #2118 — Noun Feminine — euthutes — yoo-thoo'-tace ) from euthus, "straight," is rendered "uprightness" in Hebrews 1:8 , RV, AV, "righteousness," marg
Impute, Imputation - The Righteousness that was His through His perfect obedience to the Father in His complete obedience to the Law is imputed, given, to us. His Righteousness was given to us. His Righteousness was imputed to us
Garment - The general belief is, that by it is meant Christ's person, work, and Righteousness. And hence the church is represented as singing, "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord: my soul shall be joyful it my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of Righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. " (Revelation 3:18) Hence, therefore, what is the garment, but Christ's Righteousness, in which all the faithful are clothed, when justified in the perfect salvation of the Lord?...
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - Jehovah our rightousness, rendered in the Authorized Version, "The LORD our Righteousness," a title given to the Messiah (Jeremiah 23:6 , marg
Beulah - Isaiah 62:4 (c) This name probably describes the Christian life in which the joy of the Lord, the fruits of Righteousness and the glories of GOD permeate the soul
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See articles ATONEMENT, IMPUTATION, Righteousness OF CHRIST
Impute - But in the case of the imputed Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ to his people, and their sins imputed to him; the sense of imputation goes farther, and ascribes to Christ, and to the sinner, that which each hath not, but by the very act of imputing it to them. Hence the apostle Paul explains it in the clearest manner in two Scriptures: the first, in 2 Corinthians 5:21, where speaking of this imputation of our sins to Christ, and his Righteousness to us, he refers it into the sovereignty and good pleasure of God the Father. For speaking of Christ, it is used, "God hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him. And the sinner is said to be righteous; yea, the Righteousness of God in Christ; when in the same time he hath not a single portion of Righteousness in himself, or in any of his doings. This is, therefore, to impute Christ's Righteousness to his people, and their sins to him. His Righteousness is imputed to us. And if God accepts such a ransom; yea, he himself appoints it: and if the sinner by Christ's Righteousness be made holy: and if the sins of the sinner be all done away by Christ's voluntary sufferings and death: if the law of God be thus honoured; the justice of God thus satisfied; all the divine perfections glorified by an equivalent; yea, more than an equivalent, inasmuch as Christ's obedience and death infinitely transcend in dignity and value the everlasting obedience of men and angels; surely, here is the fullest assurance of the truth of the doctrine of Christ's imputed Righteousness, and the perfect approbation of JEHOVAH to the blessed plan of redemption. Well, therefore, might the apostle, when speaking of the faith of Abraham on this point, declare the cause of it: "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for Righteousness. )...
If I have succeeded in thus stating the gospel sense of imputation, in the transfer of our sins unto the Lord Jesus, and the imputation of his Righteousness to us: nothing can be more blessed than the doctrine itself, and nothing more important than the cordial belief of it, to bring consolation and joy to the heart of every believer
Total Depravity - Because man is depraved, nothing good can come out of him (Romans 3:10-12) and God must account the Righteousness of Christ to him. This Righteousness is obtainable only through faith in Christ and what He did on the cross
Winked - The former times of ignorance God 'overlooked,' but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent, for a day has been appointed when the Lord Jesus will judge the habitable world in Righteousness
Breeches - Exodus 28:42 (c) This is probably a figure of the Righteousness which should characterize the priest of GOD with regard to his walking, his downsitting, and his uprising. ...
Ezekiel 44:18 (b) This garment is a type of human Righteousness, self-made and self-applied. GOD's Righteousness and our own Righteousness are not to be mixed in our conversation and profession
Jehovahtsidkenu - Name, signifying 'Jehovah our Righteousness,' to be given to the Lord Jesus when He reigns over restored Judah and Israel in the millennium
Concision - Cutting, a term of reproach, applied to certain Judaizing teachers at Philippi, as mere cutters of the flesh; in contrast with the true circumcision, those who were created anew in Christ Jesus unto Righteousness and true holiness, Philippians 3:2
Coat - Genesis 3:21 (c) We usually use these coats of skins to represent the imputed Righteousness of GOD which is given to us through the death of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. Just as human babies are born with no clothes and must obtain clothing from an outside source so new babes in CHRIST have no garment of their own, but must receive the garment of salvation, the robe of Righteousness from GOD through faith in JESUS CHRIST
Unrighteousness - As for ἀδικία itself, the usual equivalent in the English Versions is ‘unrighteousness’ (see Romans, passim). ‘Iniquity’ as = ‘unrighteousness’ springs from a kindred primitive conception-the uneven surface as compared with the crooked line. In the vocabulary of the Apostolic Church ‘righteousness’ and ‘unrighteousness’ form an antithetic pair in correspondence with others, such as ‘light’ and ‘darkness. 2): ‘There are two angels with a man-one of Righteousness, and the other of iniquity. … It is good to follow the angel of Righteousness, but to bid farewell to the angel of iniquity’ (Ante-Nicene Christian Library, vol. Paul’s doctrine of justification ‘unrighteousness’ appears as the salient, universal characteristic of man as such, and figures as a necessary pre-supposition. He cannot, however, be legitimately claimed as supporting the view that this unrighteousness is the sequel of a lapse from an ‘original Righteousness’ in which the ‘first parents’ of mankind were created (cf. The Righteousness, moreover, which the ἄδικος may attain through faith (‘righteousness-of-God,’ ‘righteousness-by-faith’) is not a mere matter of imputation (iustitia imputata of a past theology): for St. His robust ethical quality also appears in his vigorous rejection of the plea that might be suggested in excuse for man’s unrighteousness, viz. that it serves as a foil against which the Righteousness of God shows more splendidly (Romans 3:5). Note further a conspicuous use of ‘truth’ as the antithesis of ‘unrighteousness’ (Romans 2:8, 1 Corinthians 13:6, 2 Thessalonians 2:12). A brief dictum in the Johannine teaching deserves notice: ‘All unrighteousness is sin’ (1 John 5:17), with which may be compared the valid converse of the proposition in 3:4: ‘Lawlessness is sin. Due thought of God’s perfect Righteousness, together with man’s relation to Him, demands this heightening of the conception of unrighteousness. Similarly, the claim that there is ‘no unrighteousness’ in God’s perfect Messenger (John 7:18) rests on the fact that He is sent by God in whom no unrighteousness dwells (cf. 176 C: ‘In God is no unrighteousness at all; He is altogether righteous’)
Plumbline - Amos 7:7 (a) The carpenter's plummet for lining up the wall into a perfect vertical line is a type of the care which GOD exercises in determining that every soul is dealt with in perfect Righteousness, justice and equity
Sanctification - that work of God's grace by which we are renewed after the image of God, set apart for his service, and enabled to die unto sin and live unto Righteousness. Sanctification is either of nature, whereby we are renewed after the image of God, in knowledge, Righteousness, and true holiness, Ephesians 4:24 ; Colossians 3:19 , or of practice, whereby we die unto sin, have its power destroyed in us, cease from the love and practice of it, hate it as abominable, and live unto Righteousness, loving and studying good works, Titus 2:11-12
Active Obedience - This active obedience is imputed to the believer when he believes; that is, God reckons to the believer the Righteousness of Christ when the believer trusts in Christ and His work
Describe - 1: γράφω (Strong's #1125 — Verb — grapho — graf'-o ) "to write," is rendered "describeth" in Romans 10:5 , AV, "For Moses describeth the Righteousness which is of the Law . ;" this the RV corrects to "For Moses writeth that the man that doeth the Righteousness which is of the Law
Rags - So the natural Righteousness of people which is made up of the natural effusions of the spirit and mind are an abomination to GOD. This refers to self-righteousness, religious pride, character-building far salvation, and good works which are offered to GOD as a reason far salvation and forgiveness
Regard - (2) In Romans 6:20 , the dative case of dikaiosune, "righteousness," signifies, not "from Righteousness," AV, but "in regard of Righteousness," RV, lit. , "free to Righteousness;" i. , Righteousness laid no sort of bond upon them, they had no relation to it in any way
False Ropes: Danger of - If men had eyes might they not clearly see evil spirits gathering around the sinking hulks of Romanism and self-righteousness, watching for their expected victims? ...
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Breastplate - of Righteousness (for Christ), Isaiah 59:17 ; (for the Christian's conflict in the heavenlies)
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B — 1: δικαίως (Strong's #1346 — Adverb — dikaios — dik-ah'-yoce ) is translated "righteously" in 1 Corinthians 15:34 , RV, "(awake up) righteously," AV, "(awake to) Righteousness;" 1 Thessalonians 2:10 , RV (AV, "justly"); Titus 2:12 ; 1 Peter 2:23 . ...
Notes: (1) In Revelation 22:11 the best texts have dikaiosune, "righteousness," with poieo, "to do," RV, "let him do Righteousness;" the AV follows those which have the Passive Voice of dikaioo and renders it "let him be righteous," lit
Wormwood - The Old Testament prophets pictured wormwood as the opposite of justice and Righteousness (Amos 5:7 ; Jeremiah 23:15 )
Nurture - The noun occurs elsewhere in the Pauline corpus but once ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ) which relates that all Scripture is profitable for “instruction (paideia ) in Righteousness
Adoni-Zedek - ("lord of Righteousness". ) An Amorite king of Jerusalem, answering to the ancient king of it, Melchizedek (king of Righteousness); one of many proofs that the Canaanite idolatry was an apostasy from the primitive truth of God which they once had
Salem - Moreover, Αdonizedek ("lord of Righteousness") king of Jerusalem (Joshua 10:3) was plainly successor of Μelchizedek ("king of Righteousness"), it was the common title of the Jebusite kings
Imputation - The imputation that respects our justification before God is of the latter kind, and may be defined thus: it is God's gracious donation of the Righteousness of Christ to believers, and his acceptance of their persons as righteous on the account thereof. ...
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Righteousness - The term ‘righteousness’ does not convey a very definite or even a very attractive meaning to the reader of modern English, and the meaning which it does convey is only part of the full significance which the Greek term (δικαιοσύνη) would carry for a Christian reader in the Apostolic Age. ’]'>[2] ...
But this is merely one of the meanings of ‘righteousness’ in the literature of the Apostolic Age. The verb ‘justify’ does not occur in this Epistle, hut, as we shall see, one of the profoundest passages on Righteousness in its technical application to the doctrine of justification falls within the scope of this letter. The mere fact that öãä often came to be rendered by ἐλεημοσύνη in later Judaism shows that, δικαιοσύνη us a social virtue was far removed from our modern association of ‘righteousness. The second reference opposes δικαιοσύνη to iniquity or unregulated conduct, almost as goodness to wickedness; ‘What have Righteousness and iniquity in common, or how can light associate with darkness?’ ‘Morality’ would be inadequate here, for what St. ‘Conduct is the word of common life,’ says Matthew Arnold, ‘morality is the word of philosophical disquisition, Righteousness is the word of religion’ (Literature and Dogma, ed. Similarly, the technical usage in Philippians is accompanied by the non-technical expression in Ephesians 1:11, where the Apostle prays that the life of these Christians may be ‘covered with that harvest of Righteousness Jesus Christ produces to the glory and praise of God. ‘Righteousness’ is too formal and abstract in its associations for a modern mind; ‘justice,’ again, is too narrow and, like ‘integrity’ and ‘morality,’ it is insufficiently charged with religious feeling. If his arguments on Righteousness are sometimes puzzling, it is rather because he overtaxed this term and its family; he forced them to serve a variety of purposes, some of which were not obviously relevant to their original object and contemporary employment. ...
Like Jesus, though more often, he uses ‘righteousness’ for the religious ideal, the relation to God in which all devout persons seek to stand. Thus, in Romans 9:30-32 he writes: ‘Gentiles who never aimed at Righteousness have attained it-that is, Righteousness by faith; whereas Israel who did aim at the law of Righteousness [8] has failed to reach that law, And why? Simply because Israel has relied not on faith but on what they could do. ’ Similarly in the next section (Romans 10:3-11): ‘They would not surrender to the Righteousness of God [5], because they were ignorant of his Righteousness [2] and therefore essayed to set up a Righteousness of their own. Now Christ is an end to law, so as to let every believer (emphatic, as opposed to the man who relies on what he can do in the matter of obedience to law) have Righteousness. Moses writes of law-righteousness: anyone who can perform it shall live by it. ]'>[11] But here is what faith-righteousness says: Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, [8] But, over and above these characteristics, it is noticeable that, probably owing to the particular argument he has in hand, he retains the classical term ‘righteousness’ for the great end which men sought by right and wrong ways of religious discipline. ...
Even in more general passages, ‘righteousness’ is the direct opposite to ‘sin’ (cf. Thus in Romans 6:13, ‘you must not let sin have your members for the service of vice; you must dedicate yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, dedicating your members to God for the service of Righteousness’ (and similarly in Romans 6:18-20). 6, ‘for the sakeofrighteousness’ (i. to practise Righteousness) or ‘as the result of Righteousness’ (i. of the new, vital relation to God which the Divine Righteousness has created through Christ-the thought of Romans 5:17 f. In Romans 14:17, however, we have the term used in what is apparently a more restricted sense: ‘the reign of God is not a matter of eating and drinking; it means Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. ’ As peace is defined Immediately to mean harmony and good feeling between members of the Church (Romans 14:19), the likelihood is that Righteousness denotes primarily either integrity or just dealing as an expression of the Christian spirit (so Clem. But the context (Romans 14:18, ‘he who serves Christ on these lines’) suggests that the stress falls upon what may be called, for the sake of convenience, though inaccurately, the ‘ethical’ bearings of Righteousness and peace at any rate. Paul had in mind the saying of Matthew 6:33, ‘Seek God’s reign and his Righteousness. Paul, the idea of Righteousness ceases to occupy any special position in the apostolic literature; the term either echoes his technical usage, though this is rare, or is employed in one or other of its general meanings. ‘He will convince men of Righteousness, because I go to the Father and you see me no more. Paul never speaks of Jesus Christ as righteous,’ nor of His Righteousness, although this was a familiar predicate of Messiah not only in the OT but in the later Judaism, especially in the Enochic Parables, where Righteousness is one of the leading characteristics of Messiah as well as of the saints. Messiah as Son of Man is ‘born to Righteousness’ (lxxi
Sea of Glass - According to the interpretation of some, "this calm, glass-like sea, which is never in storm, but only interfused with flame, represents the counsels of God, those purposes of Righteousness and love which are often fathomless but never obscure, always the same, though sometimes glowing with holy anger
Drusilla - She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come" (Acts 24:24 )
Beulah - The name suggests fertilty in the Messianic Age based on Righteousness, with the Lord as husband (Isaiah 62:1-2 )
Leaven - (See Exodus 12:15-19) No doubt this had a gospel signification, and was intended to teach, that nothing would be permitted to leaven or mingle with the blood and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, for acceptance before God
Justice of God - That perfection of his nature whereby he is infinitely righteous in himself and in all he does, the Righteousness of the divine nature exercised in his moral government. His essential and eternal Righteousness immutably determines him to visit every sin as such with merited punishment
Mercy - By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and Righteousness (Genesis 19:19 ; Exodus 20:6 ; 34:6,7 ; Psalm 85:10 ; 86:15,16 )
Forgetfulness - Psalms 88:12 ‘Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy Righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?’ The meaning is general, as Coverdale ‘the londe where all thinges are forgotten,’ but probably more passive than active, that the person is forgotten rather than that he forgets
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Psalm 119:176 (a) Here we see the sinner's path which is not along the path of GOD's Righteousness nor according to His commandments
Linen - Leviticus 6:10 (c) This symbolizes the beautiful gift of Righteousness given by GOD to those who come in simple faith and trust Him with their souls. It is the "robe" of Righteousness, the "garment" of salvation. ...
Deuteronomy 22:11 (c) By this figure GOD reveals His displeasure at man's schemes and plans to make a different robe of Righteousness from that which He has ordained
Arment - All men's efforts to protect themselves from the gaze of GOD's Righteousness will be unavailing. All such man-made Righteousnesses are of no avail. All of his own natural person is covered by the Lord JESUS CHRIST so that we are found "in Him," not having our own Righteousness, but the Righteousness of GOD which is by faith of JESUS CHRIST. We read that this Righteousness "is for all, and upon all them that believe. ...
Matthew 22:11 (b) The type in this Scripture represents the covering of imputed Righteousness which the King of Heaven, GOD the Father, gives to everyone who trusts His Son, the Lord JESUS. He came into the presence of the King wearing his own robe, which is a figure of human, self-made Righteousness. The King rejected him because of his refusal to lay aside his own self-made Righteousness and receive the Righteousness which is GOD's gift. ...
Judges 1:23 (b) This garment refers to the Righteousness which must be worn in the presence of GOD
Smooth - 1: λεῖος (Strong's #3006 — Adjective — leois — li'-os ) "smooth," occurs in Luke 3:5 , figurative of the change in Israel from self-righteousness, pride and other forms of evil, to repentance, humility and submission
Woolen Linen - Hence its prohibition in Israel; compare the chemarim (the black attired idolatrous priests' ministers) and those "clothed with strange apparel" (Zephaniah 1:4; Zephaniah 1:8); contrast "the fine linen, clean and white, the Righteousness of saints" (Revelation 19:8)
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I will make thine officers peace, and thine exactors Righteousness
Noah - The Holy Ghost hath given the character of this patriarch when calling him a preacher of Righteousness
Drusilla - Paul reasoning on ‘righteousness and temperance and the judgment to come’ ( Acts 24:25 )
Legalist - He is ignorant of the grand scheme of salvation by free grace: proud of his own fancied Righteousness, he submits not to the Righteousness of God; he derogates from the honour of Christ, by mixing his own works with his; and, in fact, denies the necessity of the work of the Spirit, by supposing that he has ability in himself to perform all those duties which God has required
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In the following passage, thine is used as a substitute for thy Righteousness. ...
I will make mention of thy Righteousness, even of thine only
Submission to God - An acknowledgment of his Righteousness and wisdom
Appropriation - This appropriation is real when we are enabled to believe in, feel, and obey the truth; but merely nominal and delusive when there are no fruits of Righteousness and true holiness
Alms, Almsdeeds - ...
Note: In Matthew 6:1 , the RV, translating dikaiosune, according to the most authentic texts, has "righteousness," for AV, "alms
Lawlessness - Receiving the Righteousness of God depends on being forgiven. ...
Lawlessness and Righteousness . In Romans 6:19,2 Corinthians 6:14 , and Hebrews 1:9 , "lawlessness" as a state or condition is contrasted with Righteousness. Righteousness is the condition characteristic of faith, while lawlessness is the condition characteristic of unbelief. Moreover, as Hebrews 1:9 (quoting Psalm 45:7 ) reveals, the Son distinguishes himself in manifesting the attitude of God toward these two states: he hates lawlessness but loves Righteousness. Lawlessness is the state defined by sin and sinning; Righteousness, both declared and bestowed by God on believers, creates the possibilities of obedience and holiness. Finally, Romans 6:19 makes it clear that the Christian has a conscious choice to make: to live in the condition of lawlessness and do its deeds, or to serve Righteousness and do its deeds. The choice to decide between Righteousness and lawlessness is one that believers continually face. Understanding lawlessness as rebellion and as the opposite of Righteousness allows us to see that at the practical level it is ultimately a question of taking sides
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - (jeh hoh' vuh-tssihd kee' nyoo) Hebrew name meaning “The Lord [1] our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6 ; Jeremiah 33:16 , margin)
Mammon - In the second place, Luke 16:9; Luke 16:11, mammon is more explicitly wealth, called "mammon of unrighteousness" because it is the substance of a system, an avaricious system, which never could have existed had original Righteousness not been lost
Breastplate - It is used metaphorically of Righteousness, Ephesians 6:14 ; of faith and love, 1 Thessalonians 5:8 , with perhaps a suggestion of the two parts, front and back, which formed the coat of mail (an alternative term for the word in the NT sense); elsewhere in Revelation 9:9,17
Thigh - Psalm 45:3 ), emblematic of His strength to tread down His foes, His action being the exhibition of His Divine attributes of Righteousness and power
Sun - The prophet Malachi to this purpose was "commissioned to say, that to them that feared the name of the Lord, the sun of Righteousness should arise with healing in his wings. " (Malachi 4:2) And indeed when we consider that the Sun, as the creature of God, becomes the source and fountain of light and life to the whole world, of animal and vegetable life; there is certainly a great beauty in the allusion to him, the Sun of Righteousness, from whom the whole of the spiritual as well as the natural world, derive their very being, their upholding, and prosperity. Who shall describe the wonderful, unbounded, and endless influence of the Lord Jesus, in calling into life, continuing and carrying, on that life, and warning, referring, healing, and in short imparting all the properties of the sun of Righteousness in his blessed and everlasting influence on the souls of his people. But the emblem of the Sun of this lower world, considered as referring to Christ the Sun of Righteousness, falls far short in a thousand instances where Jesus becomes most precious to his people
Helmet - It is to be remarked that Jehovah (Christ) in a future day will Himself put on Righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation, to avenge His people by punishing their enemies
Neonomians - "The new covenant of grace which, through the medium of Christ's death, the Father made with men, consists according to this system, not in our being justified by faith, as it apprehends the Righteousness of Christ, but in this, that God, abrogating the exaction of perfect legal obedience, reputes or accepts of faith itself, and the imperfect obedience of faith, instead of the perfect obedience of the law, and graciously accounts them worthy of the reward of eternal life. When a man believes, yet is not that very faith, and much less any other work, the matter of that Righteousness for which a sinner is justified, 1: e. entitled to pardon, acceptance and eternal glory, as righteous before God; and it is the imputed Righteousness of Christ alone, for which the Gospel gives the believer a right to these and all saving blessings, who in this respect is justified by Christ's Righteousness alone. Faith alone receives the Lord Jesus and his Righteousness, and the subject of this faith is a convinced penitent soul; hence we are justified by faith alone, and yet the impenitent are not forgiven. The law of innocence, or moral law, is so in force still, as that every precept thereof constitutes duty, even to the believer; every breach thereof is a sin deserving of death: this law binds death by its curse on every unbeliever, and the Righteousness for or by which we are justified before God, in a Righteousness (at least) adequate to that law which is Christ's alone Righteousness; and this so imputed to the believer as that God deals judicially with him according thereto. "...
To supply the room of the moral law, vacated by him, he turns the Gospel into a new Law, in keeping of which we shall be justified for the sake of Christ's Righteousness, making qualifications and acts of ours a disposing subordinate Righteousness, whereby we become capable of being justified by Christ's Righteousness. Is faith, or any other grace or act of ours, any atonement for sin, satisfaction to justice, meriting qualification, or any part of that Righteousness for which we are justified at God our Creator's bar. God in christ thereby commandeth sinners to repent of sin, and receive Christ by a true operative faith, promising that thereupon they shall be united to him, justified by his Righteousness, pardoned, and adopted; and that, persevering in faith and true holiness, they shall be finally saved; also threatening that if any shall die impenitent, unbelieving, ungodly, rejecters of his grace, they shall perish without relief, and endure sorer punishments than if these offers had not been made to them?...
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East - Genesis 3:24 (c) The direction of the sunrise is probably to keep ever before the people the fact that CHRIST will arise as the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings
Chastening - The chastening at the time does not seem to be joyous but grievous, yet afterward it yields the peaceable fruits of Righteousness to those exercised thereby
They - Hebrews 13 ...
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after Righteousness
Impute, to, - On the contrary, he enters into the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes, or reckons, Righteousness without works. Abraham believed God and it was reckoned (same word) to him as Righteousness; and this is true of believers generally
Shulamite - And if so there is a great beauty in it as it relates to Christ and his church; for if Jesus be the Shalem, the peace of his people, his spouse hath peace in him and his blood and Righteousness. We have a beautiful instance of the same kind, and from the authority of the Holy Ghost, Jeremiah 23:6 with Jeremiah 33:16; where, in the first of these chapters, Jesus is called by JEHOVAH'S appointment the Lord our Righteousness, and in the second the church, by the same authority, as one bearing the name of her husband, is called the same. " So struck were they with her Righteousness in Jesus
Bones - As the surgeon must sometimes break a bone to save a patient lameness for life, so God breaks that He may heal Self will and self Righteousness must be broken, that we may run the way of God's commandments
Self-Righteousness: Ruin of Many - He will die a martyr to pride and self-righteousness
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The spirit is life, because of Righteousness
Arms, Armor, to Arm - " Once in the NT it is used of actual weapons, John 18:3 ; elsewhere, metaphorically, of (a) the members of the body as instruments of unrighteousness and as instruments of Righteousness, Romans 6:13 ; (b) the "armor" of light, Romans 13:12 ; the "armor" of Righteousness, 2 Corinthians 6:7 ; the weapons of the Christian's warfare, 2 Corinthians 10:4
Reckon, Reckoning - 3); in Romans 4:3,5,6,9,11,22-24 , of "reckoning" faith for Righteousness, or "reckoning" Righteousness to persons, in all of which the RV uses the verb "to reckon" instead of the AV "to count or to impute;" in Romans 4:4 the subject is treated by way of contrast between grace and debt, which latter involves the "reckoning" of a reward for works; what is owed as a debt cannot be "reckoned" as a favor, but the faith of Abraham and his spiritual children sets them outside the category of those who seek to be justified by self-effort, and, vice versa, the latter are excluded from the grace of Righteousness bestowed on the sole condition of faith; so in Galatians 3:6 (RV, "was reckoned," AV, "was accounted"); since Abraham, like all the natural descendants of Adam, was a sinner, he was destitute of Righteousness in the sight of God; if, then, his relationship with God was to be rectified (i
Divine Comedy, the - 1311-1321,by Dante Alighieri with the avowed purpose of converting a corrupt world to Righteousness
Divina Commedia, la - 1311-1321,by Dante Alighieri with the avowed purpose of converting a corrupt world to Righteousness
Herald - Noah is described as a herald of Righteousness ( 2 Peter 2:5 ), that is, one who announced God's requirements
Imputation - , it is reckoned as theirs, and they are dealt with therefore as guilty; (2) the Righteousness of Christ is imputed to them that believe in him, or so attributed to them as to be considered their own; and (3) our sins are imputed to Christ, i
Curtains - Song of Solomon 1:5; "the curtains of Solomon" mean the hangings and veil of Solomon's temple, typifying Christ's Righteousness, the covering of saints who together constitute the living temple of the antitypical Solomon (Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 19:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16)
Refreshment Sunday - As the late Bishop Coxe pointed outin his "Thoughts on the Services," "having thus far (in the Lentenservices) considered the havoc of sin, we come now to consider itsrepair; and because the sufficiency of Christ to refresh and satisfyour hunger and thirst after Righteousness is exhibited in the Gospelfor this day
Righteous, Righteousness - RIGHTEOUS, Righteousness...
i. Dcutero-Isaiah goes further still, and finds in the thought of God’s unfailing Righteousness the pledge that He will comfort and redeem His servants. ...
In the age of formalism, which was marked by the cessation of prophecy, the notion of Righteousness became more ceremonial and external. *
Jesus Christ transformed the whole conception of Righteousness; for He broke down the externalism of His day by emphasizing character rather than action, and set religion on an entirely new basis by making it a real response of the whole personality to God, and pointing to love as the essence of Righteousness. Jesus Christ tells His followers that their Righteousness is to be based on the eternal character of God (Matthew 5:44-45), as uniquely revealed in human life by Himself (Matthew 11:27 ||). But we must examine in more detail the Righteousness taught and exemplified by Him. But a still more noteworthy fact is that the Synoptic writers do not directly speak of Righteousness as a Divine attribute. [2]. Similarly, He Himself does not speak of the Father’s Righteousness, because to His hearers the word would not convey enough. ...
(b) God’s Righteousness. —What we have said above leads us on naturally to ask, What is the central idea in Christ’s teaching about the Father’s Righteousness (for though He does not Himself apply the word to God in the Synoptic accounts, the idea is not excluded)? Our Lord bases everything on the truth that God is a loving Father to all men, and they are potentially His sons; by love they may know Him, and so make that potentiality actual. He is ready to forgive the largest of debts if only the servant proves his love; but he has no mercy for the ungrateful and unloving; ‘he delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due’...
(c) Christ’s Righteousness. —If we may rightly speak of the absolute Righteousness of God in the Synoptic accounts, we have no less reason for speaking of the absolute Righteousness of Christ. In Matthew 5:10 He pronounces a blessing on those who are persecuted for Righteousness’ sake; and in the next verse He goes on, ‘Blessed are ye when men shall … persecute you … for my sake. ...
(d) The contents of Righteousness. They are to seek above all else ‘the kingdom of God and his Righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33); they are to ‘hunger and thirst’ after it (Matthew 5:6). It is the faith which seeks God’s kingdom and His Righteousness first, and makes the daily toil for the material necessaries of life subordinate to these, in its calm certitude that God will give sufficient for our needs. ...
It was the simplicity and the ‘inwardness’ of this supreme test of Righteousness by love that were to make Christ’s ‘yoke easy’ (Matthew 11:30), in contrast with the ‘heavy burdens’ imposed on men’s shoulders by the externalism and endless rules of the Pharisees (Matthew 23:4). Luke 18:11, Matthew 23:5-10) the very antithesis of the meekness and humility which were to Him the essence of Righteousness (Matthew 11:29; Matthew 5:28 Luke 17:7-10). Therefore He said, ‘Except your Righteousness shall exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 5:20)
Baptism of Christ - Yet if the work he had engaged to accomplish was to be completed, then it became him to take on him the likeness of a sinner, and to fulfil all Righteousness (Matthew 3:15 ). In thus presenting himself he in effect dedicated or consecrated himself to the work of fulfilling all Righteousness
Melchizedek - Melchizedek, or Melchisedec (mel-kĭz'-e-dĕk), the Greek form in the New Testament (king of Righteousness), is mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20 as king of Salem and priest of the Most High God, meeting Abram in the valley of Shaveh, bringing out bread and wine to him, blessing him, and receiving tithes from him; in Psalms 110:4, where Messiah is described as a priest "after the order of Melchizedek;" and finally, in Hebrews 5:6-7, where the typical relations between Melchizedek and Christ are defined, both being priests without belonging to the Levitical tribe, superior to Abram, of unknown beginning and end, and kings of Righteousness and peace
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it is the robe of Righteousness, the garment of salvation, which GOD gives to each person who trusts Him fully, and believes in Him implicitly. ...
Revelation 6:11 (b) These garments represent Righteousness which is given as a gift ( Romans 5:17)
Commandments, the Ten - ...
The giving of the two stones to Israel by God (who, though gracious and merciful, would by no means clear the guilty,) amid a measure of glory is referred to by Paul, when he describes the commandments written in letters thereon as 'the ministration of death;' in contrast to which he speaks of the glory of the ministration of the Spirit (that is, of Christ, for the Lord is that Spirit), and of the ministration of Righteousness: it is the story of man's failure, and of God's Righteousness available to the believer through Christ
Linen - Under this view it hath been thought by some, that this precept of not mingling linen and woollen for covering, the body represented the still higher concern of not mingling the covering, for the soul, but that one garment, and one only, and that one found in Christ's perfect robe of Righteousness, was the great object referred to: and if so, the precept is beautiful and interesting. The fine linen, we are told in Scripture (see Revelation 19:8) "is the Righteousness of the saints;" and this Righteousness, the prophet saith, (Isaiah 54:17) is of the Lord. Hence, therefore, if the conjecture be well founded, we not only behold a blessed appointment in the thing itself, but it may serve moreover to teach the church in what an exalted point of view the Lord considered, the Righteousness of his dear Son as the alone covering of his people, since he caused it thus to be preached in type and figure so many ages before the Lord's coming
Works of the Law - ...
The nonattainability of Righteousness by keeping the Law is attested to by Paul in Philippians 3:4-9 . The works of the Law the apostle was "blameless" in performing actually were hindrances to true Righteousness, found only in Christ. " Trusting in one's ability to keep the Law is a reliance on the "flesh" (Philippians 3:3 ) and an attempt to establish one's "own Righteousness" (Romans 10:3 ). Thus, the cross of Christ, as the sole basis of justification, becomes an "offense, " because it repudiates any other means of obtaining Righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:23 ; Galatians 5:11 ; cf
Fruit - The same Apostle, in Ephesians 5:9 , comprehends the fruits of the sanctifying Spirit in these three things; namely, goodness, Righteousness, and truth. ...
The fruits of Righteousness are such good works and holy actions as spring from a gracious frame of heart: "Being filled with the fruits of Righteousness," Php_1:11 . When fruit is spoken of good men, then it is to be understood of the fruits or works of holiness and Righteousness; but when of evil men, then are meant the fruits of sin, immorality, and wickedness
Leaven - Saint Paul applies this symbolism to the state of Righteousness in the Christian code (1 Corinthians 5); Our Lord employs leaven as a symbol of sin (Matthew 16; Mark 8); and the imperceptible penetrating efficacy of the Gospel of Christ is compared to leaven (Matthew 13; Luke 13)
Exactor - In the future God is preparing the only “rule” known will be peace, the only “oppression” known will be Righteousness (Isaiah 60:17 )
Fallow Ground - The central thrust of the prophetic message is clear: the nation Israel, “Jacob”, is to return to Yahweh by “cultivating” the covenant values of Righteousness and steadfast love. Here the call is for Israel to abandon the worn out fields of unrighteousness (symbolized by thorns) and to move on to the new, fertile (Proverbs 13:23 ) ground of covenant living
Brass - ' Brass is used as a symbol for Righteousness according to the claims of God upon man, as in the brazen altar; the Lord as seen in the vision in the Revelation has feet like fine brass, 'burning as in a furnace:' that is, righteous judgement according to responsibility
Apron - These leaves are a type of self-righteousness
Preaching - ...
Solomon in the Ecclesiastes calls himself 'the preacher,' and it is said of Noah that he was 'a preacher of Righteousness
Ospel - ) Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel Righteousness
Proselyte - The "religious proselytes" here spoken of were proselytes of Righteousness, as distinguished from proselytes of the gate. ...
The distinction between "proselytes of the gate" (Exodus 20:10 ) and "proselytes of Righteousness" originated only with the rabbis. ...
The "proselytes of Righteousness", religious or devout proselytes (Acts 13:43 ), were bound to all the doctrines and precepts of the Jewish economy, and were members of the synagogue in full communion
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The golden garment represents the Righteousness of GOD which He gives to His bride as a gift. It is not the "robe of Righteousness," for that is given to us by GOD when we trust the Saviour, that is the golden dress. " In the time of the new birth, or salvation, GOD removes these garments and replaces them with the Robe of Righteousness, which is the Garment of Salvation
Faith, - is when it is said of Abraham that "he believed in the Lord, and he counted it to him for Righteousness. This is referred to in Romans 6 where the faith of the believer is counted for Righteousness, and the conclusion is drawn that if any believe on Him that raised up Jesus the Lord from the dead, Righteousness will be reckoned to them
Neonomianism - One opinion is, that the new covenant of grace which, through the medium of Christ's death, the Father made with men, consists, according to this system, not in our being justified by faith, as it apprehends the Righteousness of Christ; but in this, that God, abrogating the exaction of perfect legal obedience, reputes or accepts of faith itself, and the imperfect obedience of faith, instead of the perfect obedience of the law, and graciously accounts them worthy of the reward of eternal life. Williams's "Gospel Truth Stated," &c: "To supply the room of the moral law, vacated by him, he turns the Gospel into a new law, in keeping of which we shall be justified for the sake of Christ's Righteousness, making qualifications and acts of ours a disposing subordinate Righteousness, whereby we become capable of being justified by Christ's Righteousness. Is faith, or any other grace or acts of ours, any atonement for sin, satisfaction to justice, meriting qualification, or any part of that Righteousness for which we are justified at God our Creator's bar. Is the Gospel a law in this sense; namely, God in Christ thereby commandeth sinners to repent of sin, and receive Christ by a true operative faith, promising that thereupon they shall be united to him, justified by his Righteousness, pardoned, and adopted; and that, persevering in faith and true holiness, they shall be finally saved; also threatening that if any shall die impenitent, unbelieving, ungodly, rejecters of his grace, they shall perish without relief, and endure sorer punishments than if these offers had not been made to them?...
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Wedding Garment - And as the parable of Jesus on this subject was wholly figurative, and with an eye to the gracious marriage of the Son of God with our nature, nothing could have been more happily chosen to have shewn the awful consequence of the unbeliever, in his appearing now at ordinances, and finally at the last day, at judgment; unclothed with the Righteousness of Christ, and standing naked and defenceless in his own sinful nature, when the King shall come in to the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven! It would be well if every man who is looking for acceptance, either wholly or in part from any garment of his own, would pause over the awful subject of such contumacy and self-righteousness!...
Antitype - The meaning is, that Righteousness, or the answer of a good conscience towards God, now saves us, by means of the resurrection of Christ, as formerly Righteousness saved these eight persons by means of the ark during the flood
Girdle - "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. " (Isaiah 11:5) The meaning is, that as the labourer goeth forth in the morning of the day to his labour, and strengthens himself for the work by bracing up his loins with his girdle; so the Lord, speaking after the manner of men, takes his Righteousness for the girdle of his administration, which cleaves to him as the girdle to the loins of a man; and his faithfulness becomes the bandage of his word and truth to all his covenant promises, as the rectitude of his reins
Resurrection of Christ - But Christ, who was made sin, is risen and is at God's right hand, a manifest proof that atonement has been made, and that God's Righteousness has been vindicated. The resurrection of Christ is the keystone of the faith of the Christian; at the same time it is the assurance on the part of God that He has appointed a day when He is going to judge the world in Righteousness
Moon - " Probably the sacred writer, in allusion to those heavenly influences, meant to speak of yet far higher blessings in the sweet work of grace upon the soul, when Jesus, the Sun of Righteousness, brings forth the fruits of his Holy Spirit, and causeth the soul from his influence, as the moon borrows from the sun, to put forth all precious things in him. When Jesus, the Sun of Righteousness, causeth his rays of light to act upon the church, by their kind influences, the church then like the moon from the sun, ministers according to the divine appointment of her Lord; but if the earth comes between, that is, if earthly affections intervene between Christ and the soul, then, like the interposition in the planetary world, there will be an eclipse. ” Every thing of earth and earthly affections will be under our feet, when our souls are clothed with the bright robes of Jesus's Righteousness, and Christ himself "formed in the heart the hope of glory. Yes! In Jesus the church is beheld, and in his Righteousness she is Righteousness; yea, the Lord himself commands her so to be called, after the name of her Lord and Husband, Jeremiah 23:6; Jer 33:16
Prize - Though Paul used a competitive image, he was aware that the Righteousness which matters was not the result of his own efforts but is God's gift through faith (1 Corinthians 3:9 )
Hunger - Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after Righteousness
Heir - Believers are heirs of the "promise," "of Righteousness," "of the kingdom," "of the world," "of God," "joint heirs" with Christ (Galatians 3:29 ; Hebrews 6:17 ; 11:7 ; James 2:5 ; Romans 4:13 ; 8:17 )
Eighth Day - ); for thus it became them ‘to fulfil all Righteousness’ (i
Reproach - If we be reproached for Righteousness' sake, we have no reason to be ashamed nor to be afraid
Dross - Both Isaiah 1:22 ,Isaiah 1:22,1:25 and Ezekiel 22:18-19 speak of silver turned to dross as a picture of Israel's lost Righteousness
Bride - As a bride adorns herself with jewels, Isaiah 61:10 , so would Jerusalem be adorned with Jehovah's Righteousness and salvation
Guilty - Matthew 26 ...
To be guilty of the body and blood of Christ, is to be chargeable with the crime of crucifying Christ afresh, and offering indignity to his person and Righteousness, represented by the symbols of the Lord's supper
Branch - Beside the more general symbolical meaning, the term "branch" is sometimes specifically applied to the Messiah, as in Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 33:15, where the promise runs that, from David's royal stock, a branch of Righteousness, a righteous descendant, shall spring
Word: Ways of Treating it - A critic dissects it, raises a mountain of debate about the structure of the whole, and relation of its parts; and when he is done with his argument, he is done; to him the letter is dead ; he neither lives on it himself, nor spreads it for the good of his neighbours; he neither eats nor sows, The disciple of Jesus, hungering for Righteousness, takes the seed whole; it is bread for to-day's hunger, and seed for to-morrow's supply
Fruit - The fruits of Righteousness (Philippians 1:11 ; James 3:18 ), of repentance (Matthew 3:8 ), of light (Ephesians 5:9 ) are expressions of Righteousness, repentance, and moral purity
Sanctification - That work of God's grace, by which we are renewed after the image of God, set apart for his service, and enabled to die unto sin and live unto Righteousness. the surety-righteousness of christ imputed is our justifying Righteousness; but the grace of God implanted is the matter of our sanctification
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What is the key concept in Romans? The theme of Romans is generally agreed to be the “righteousness of God” (see Romans 1:16-17 ), but the meaning of this phrase is disputed. Some interpret it to mean the Righteousness which God bestows on persons on the basis of Christ's work, understanding “of God” to mean “from God. ” Other interpreters hold that “the Righteousness of God” is the activity of God, understanding the term primarily from its use in the Greek translation of the Old Testament where it refers to God's acting in His saving power. This seems the better alternative—the Righteousness of God is God in action, setting things right through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. See Righteousness . ...
The pivotal importance of understanding “the Righteousness of God” as God in action in Christ will only clearly be seen when it is grasped that the same Greek word root occurs in the terms translated into English as Righteousness, just, justification, and justify. Understanding what Paul meant by Righteousness is therefore crucial for one's interpretation of Romans because it sets one's perception of justification as well. ...
When the “righteousness of God” is understood as God's working in Christ to set things right, then it becomes clear that God declares the sinner righteous (acquits). Paul, for example affirmed the gift—”you have been freed from sin” (Romans 6:22 NRSV); but in the same context he exhorted his readers to live up to the demand—”Present your members as slaves to Righteousness” ( Romans 6:19 NRSV). This complex of powers, opposed to God and His purpose in creation, stands in unwavering hostility and opposition to another triad of powers (see Romans 5:18-21 ) in the realm of Christ: Righteousness (against sin), grace (against law), and life (against death). To be “in Christ” is to be in the power field of grace, life, and Righteousness; it is to live in the strength of our having been raised with Christ; and it is a life of trust in God which struggles with the power of sin in one's life on the basis of God's powerful presence (Holy Spirit). ...
What is the structure of Romans? Paul's letter to the Romans moves with logical precision as the theme of “the Righteousness of God” is developed in its relevance for the Christians in Rome. After the introduction, Paul crisply stated the theme of his letter—the Righteousness of God, revealed in the gospel and bringing salvation (Romans 1:16-17 ). ...
The second major section deals with God's provision of Righteousness through Jesus Christ on the basis of faith (Romans 3:21-4:25 ). Paul affirmed that God has manifested His Righteousness apart from the law in the expiating blood of Jesus Christ and that God justified (declares righteous) persons on the basis of trust (Romans 3:21-26 ). He stressed that the Righteousness of God is demonstrated in His faithfulness to all His promises—even those to Israel in the Old Testament. Paul reminded his readers that God's Righteousness is displayed in His mercy on which all—both Jews and Gentiles—are dependent (Romans 11:1-36 )
Fallow-Ground - , break off all your evil habits; clear your hearts of weeds, in order that they may be prepared for the seed of Righteousness
Fig (Leaves) - Genesis 3:7 (c) These leaves may be a type of human Righteousness which is used as a shield to hide human sins
Sceptre - A sceptre of Righteousness will be the sceptre of His kingdom
Impute - And therefore it was imputed to him for ...
Righteousness
Acceptation - And, therefore, "in every nation, he that feareth him and worketh Righteousness, is accepted with Jesus
Conversion - "He shall reprove, saith Jesus, the world of sin, and of Righteousness, and of judgment
Truth - ) Righteousness; true religion
Light - Hence the beauty and force of the expressions, "God is light," 1 John 1:5 , and "the Father of lights," James 1:17 ; Christ is the "Sun of Righteousness," and "the light of the world," John 1:9 8:12
Surety - So that when he had fulfilled all Righteousness, and by his spotless sacrifice had done away all the penal effects of sin, his people were to all eternity and purposes, righteous in his Righteousness, and free from all sin in his blood. All of this description find the blessedness of being accepted in the Suretyship of the Lord Jesus, and can join the prophet's declaration: "Surely shall one say, In the Lord have I Righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed
Holy - He applies the work of redemption to us, and makes us partakers of all the benefits of Christ, of his Righteousness, life, and death
Experience, Experiment - 1: ἄπειρος (Strong's #552 — Adjective — apeiros — ap'-i-ros ) "without experience" (a, negative, peira, "a trial, experiment"), is used in Hebrews 5:13 , RV, "without experience," AV, "unskillful," with reference to "the word of Righteousness
Christ: the Preacher's Theme - Satan trembles at nothing but the cross: at this he does tremble; and if we would destroy his power, and extend that holy and benevolent kingdom, which is Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, it must be by means of the CROSS
Bozrah - Thus He demonstrated His Righteousness and power to save from enemies
Its - ’ Thus Matthew 6:33 ‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his Righteousness,’ where Tindale has ‘the rightwisnes thereof’ (RV Mention - Joshua 23 ...
I will make mention of thy Righteousness
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Mark 5:15 (c) This is a type of the robe of Righteousness given to the sinner when he trusts the Saviour
Devise - 15:6, where it was said of Abraham: “He believed the Lord; and he reckoned it to him as Righteousness” (RSV)
Regeneration - ,repair of living tissue; with the metaphorical notion of efforescence; with the non-Christian idea of aspiration to new life, or release through metempsychosis; with the Pietistic idea of experience of conversion and of moral Righteousness; with the old Protestant notion of Divine dissulation upon our sinfulness; with the Ritschlian notion of reconciliation following forgiveness
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God's Righteousness is a gift (Romans 5:17 ); God has provided for us an "indescribable" gift (2 Corinthians 9:15 ). ...
In general, in Scripture the word "gift" has three senses: gifts men give to men; sacrificial offerings presented to God; and gifts God gives to men, especially in connection with salvation, Righteousness, and his grace
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Zechariah 6:3 (b) The white horse - probably represents a man-made peace which will be forced upon the world by the antichrist under the guise of religion and Righteousness. ...
Revelation 19:11 (b) The white horse - typical of the great power which the Lord JESUS will exhibit in Righteousness and justice when He comes forth from Heaven as the Almighty Conqueror
Spikenard - What so humble, low, despised, and overlooked as Jesus, though the plant of renown? (Ezekiel 34:29) "There was no beauty that we should desire him"—and yet what fragrancy, like the sweet incense of his blood and Righteousness, to perfume the persons and offerings of his people? So his church; what more contemptible in the eyes of the great ones of the earth?—or his gospel, what more despised and set at nought? Yet how lovely, and how fragrant, in the view of Jesus! Hear what Jesus saith,"How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse; how much better is thy love than wine, and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!" (Song of Song of Solomon 4:10) Oh, for grace to echo back to such matchless grace—While the king sitteth at his table—while his grace and the influences of his Holy Spirit, are calling forth into lively exercise those blessed principles he himself hath planted in my heart—"my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. " Yea, Jesus himself is the spikenard of my soul; his person, his blood, and Righteousness, are an everlasting fragrancy to come up before my God as a sweet-smelling savour
Melchiz'Edek - (king of Righteousness ), king of Salem and priest of the most high God, who met Abram in the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley, bought out bread and wine, blessed him, and received tithes from him. The relation between Melchizedek and Christ as type and antitype is made in the Epistle to the Hebrews to consist in the following particulars: Each was a priest, (1) not of the Levitical tribe; (2) superior to Abraham; (3) whose beginning and end are unknown; (4) who is not only a priest, but also a king of Righteousness and peace
Right (2) - Our Lord contrasts the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees with that which He demanded from His followers (Matthew 5:20). To them Righteousness was nothing more than a superficial outward conformity to the Divine law as interpreted and altered by their tradition. Righteousness. (d) Yet again we have the spiritual influences and effects of right as no inconsiderable motive for Righteousness of thought, word, and deed (Matthew 5:13-14)
Stumble - 1: προσκόπτω (Strong's #4350 — Verb — proskopto — pros-kop'-to ) "to strike against," is used of "stumbling," (a) physically, John 11:9,10 ; (b) metaphorically, (1) of Israel in regard to Christ, whose Person, teaching, and atoning Death, and the Gospel relating thereto, were contrary to all their ideas as to the means of Righteousness before God, Romans 9:32 ; 1 Peter 2:8 ; (2) of a brother in the Lord in acting against the dictates of his conscience, Romans 14:21
Antinomianism - Since we have been freed from the dominion of sin through faith in Jesus, we have also been freed to practice the Righteousness demanded by God (Romans 6:12-22 )
Justice - ) The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of Righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness
Justice - The NT writers use the word δικαιοσύνη almost exclusively in the former sense, connecting it with the Righteousness of God (see Righteousness). The lesser Righteousness is, however, included under the greater; and though the emphasis is laid on mercy or love as ‘the fulfilling of the law’ (Romans 13:10), justice is also recognized as a duty towards Him who is ‘just’ as well as the merciful ‘justifier’ of them that believe (see Love)
Trespass - , because of) our trespasses;" Romans 5:15 (twice), where the trespass is that of Adam (in contrast to the free gift of Righteousness, ver. 17, a contrast in the nature and the effects); Romans 5:16 , where "of many trespasses" expresses a contrast of quantity; the condemnation resulted from one "trespass," the free gift is "of (ek, expressing the origin, and throwing stress upon God's justifying grace in Christ) many trespasses;" Romans 5:17 , introducing contrast between legal effects and those of Divine grace; Romans 5:18 , where the RV, "through one trepass," is contrasted with "one act of Righteousness;" this is important, the difference is not between one man's "trespass" and Christ's Righteousness (as AV), but between two acts, that of Adam's "trespass" and the vicarious death of Christ; Romans 5:20 Propitiation - A person may be conciliated by a gift ( Genesis 32:20 ); may be made propitious by intercession ( Exodus 32:30 ); an offence may be atoned for by an act of zeal for Righteousness ( Numbers 25:13 ). The Apostle, having shown that no one can attain to Righteousness, or be justified before God, by works of law, proceeds to exhibit the Divine method of justification, without law, by ‘a Righteousness of God’ obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. ‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, by his blood, to show his Righteousness, because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God. ’ The ideas in this passage include the following: (1) that Christ’s death is a propitiatory sacrifice; (2) that sin cannot be righteously passed over except on the ground of such a sacrifice; (3) that Christ’s propitiatory death is the vindication of God’s Righteousness in passing over sins under the older dispensation (cf. Hebrews 9:13 ); (4) that the virtue of Christ’s propitiation is appropriated by faith; (5) that everyone thus appropriating Christ’s propitiation, freely set forth, becomes possessed of ‘a Righteousness of God’ which perfectly justifies him
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This enables us to understand why Jesus has so much to say about Righteousness. Righteousness was another name for the fulfilling of the will of God; it was doing what God wanted done; it was the realizing of the rule of God. Hence the burden of His message was God and Righteousness. They were to exchange one habitual, fixed state of mind for another—for its opposite, namely, for one that recognized, preferred, hungered after and sought for Righteousness as the fulfilment of the will of God, as the realization of the rule (Kingdom) of God. ...
What was it then that they were to change from? Naturally it was from that which was the opposite of Righteousness, that which refuses the rule of God and excludes Him from life. So that, while Jesus had much to say about Righteousness, He had much to say, and inevitably, about sin. Born of a realization, more or less clear and pungent, of our natural sinward tendency and of our hopeless inability to correct it or control it, it impels us to desire above all things and to seek before all things that change of mind and moral condition which will not only lead us to choose Righteousness, but also enable us triumphantly to realize Righteousness. And He does it (1) by means of the revelation which He gives of the beauty and blessedness of Righteousness in contrast with the ugliness and wretchedness of sin. This revelation makes one ‘hunger and thirst after Righteousness
Sow, Sower - 8, eis, "unto," signifies "in the interests of;" of the "fruit of Righteousness" by peacemakers, James 3:18
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A — 2: ὀρθός (Strong's #3717 — Adjective — orthos — or-thos' ) used of height, denotes "upright," Acts 14:10 ; of line of direction, figuratively, said of paths of Righteousness, Hebrews 12:13
Judges (2) - This book has been well styled a commentary upon the text: "Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people
Artaxerxes - (ahr tuh xuhr' xeess) Persian royal name meaning, “kingdom of Righteousness,” belonging to four Persian rulers and forming a major piece of evidence in dating Ezra and Nehemiah
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Awake to Righteousness
Felix - Paul, when sent a prisoner to Caesarea, appeared before Felix; and again before him and his wife Drusilla; and as Paul reasoned of Righteousness, temperance and judgement to come, Felix trembled, and said when he had a convenient season he would send for him
Sin - If this doctrine, which is wholly Scriptural, were but thoroughly and fully understood by all men, what humbling views would it induce in all, and how endeared to all would be the person, blood, and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ! I beg to leave this on the reader's mind
Treasure - " Where Jesus is, there is treasure, yea durable riches and Righteousness
Light - (2 Corinthians 4:6) Oh! rise, thou Son of Righteousness, on the souls of thy redeemed with healing in thy wings that they may go forth and grow up as calves of the stall, (Malachi 4:2; Luke 2:32; Psalms 4:6; John 8:12, etc
Gold - Being the most costly metal it is regarded as symbolical of what pertains to God, and as signifying divine Righteousness
Curse - And the apostle's hymn of praise becomes the hymn of every regenerated believer, that "as sin hath reigned unto death, even so doth grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord
Bar-Jesus - Bar-Jesus endeavouring to hinder the pro-consul from embracing Christianity, Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, "set his eyes upon him, and said, O full of all subtilty and mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all Righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season;" which took place immediately
Nose - And not only the discoveries, by the smell of his garments, of Righteousness, like the myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, but the looking towards Damascus, implying the extent of that longing for Christ which, like the tower, or an high mountain, may be seen from afar off; so the church is always on the look-out for Jesus, when coming over the mountains of spices and hills of frankincense
Path - This approach to life contrasts with the path of Righteousness (Psalm 23:3 ; Proverbs 2:13 ,Proverbs 2:13,2:20 )
Consecration - With the prophets God's holiness was understood to include justice, Righteousness, and many ethical concerns. “God that is holy shall be sanctified in Righteousness” (Isaiah 5:16 )
Ishi - The church was then to know here Lord in his human nature, as well as his GODHEAD, and in the union of both as her Lord her Righteousness. I have been from everlasting the Husband and Head of my church, in the secret transactions of covenant redemption; but in that day when I shall openly manifest myself in that character I will be called Ishi: "for my people shall know my name, therefore they shall in that day know that I am he that doth speak, behold, it is I!" (Isaiah 52:6) Reader think if of the love and tenderness of thy Jesus! Was there ever such grace manifested as by him? Who but must love him? Who but must delight in him? Yes, Lord, I will do as thou hast said, and call thee Ishi, my Husband, my man, and also the Lord my Righteousness!...
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Clothe - Often the figurative garment is an abstract quality: “For he put on Righteousness as a breastplate, … he put on garments of vengeance for clothing …” ( Righteousness, and it clothed me …” (Job 29:14)
Alms - The Hebrew "righteousness" in Old Testament and the Greek in many manuscripts of Matthew 6:1, stands for ALMS. So Daniel 4:27, "Break off thy sins by Righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Alms are "righteousness," not that they justify a man (which Romans 3; 4; 5 prove they do not), but they are the doing that which is right and which our neighbor has a rightful claim upon us for, in the court of God's equity, though not of human law
Propitiation (2) - Interpreting His words at His baptism (Luke 9:23-24,6 ‘Thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness’) in the light of Matthew 20:22-23, but especially of His words in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, (‘I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I straitened till it be accomplished’), it would seem that His death was before Him from the first as an essential part of His mission. —The earliest, as well as the most important, instance is in Romans 3:25; Romans 3:28 ‘whom God set forth to be a propitiation (ἱλαστήριον), through faith, by his blood, to show his Righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God; for the showing of his Righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus. Paul’s conception, Christ is a propitiation in (ἐν) His blood or death, and because He manifests or demonstrates the Righteousness of God. The Righteousness of God demanded this demonstration to vindicate it against the suspicion of its violation which might arise because of the passing over of sins done aforetime, and of the justification of the believer at the present season. The nature of this Righteousness is also evident. It is subjective Righteousness in God. It is true that God provided the propitiation which His Righteousness demands, and He does this in love (Romans 5:8), but all the same, the propitiation to demonstrate His Righteousness had to be provided by love in order to vindicate Righteousness in ‘passing over’ sins in forbearance and in ‘justifying’ on the condition of faith. To confound Righteousness and love in their manifestations, would be to remove the very ground of the problem involved in being just and justifying. The Righteousness of God had to be vindicated by this very propitiation in the case of those who had faith in Jesus. Paul regard our Lord as a propitiation? How could He in His blood or death demonstrate God’s Righteousness, which demanded that sins be punished and not passed over, and that the ungodly be condemned and not justified when the reverse of this took place? Could it be in any other way than that, in the death of Christ, the Righteousness of God which made these demands received a satisfaction for the sins of men of the same kind as would have been paid if God had let His punitive wrath (Romans 1:18) fall upon the transgressor? In His death Christ endured the just desert of sin (Romans 6:23), as ‘him who knew no sin he (God) made to be sin on our behalf’ (2 Corinthians 5:21). He could in consequence pass over sins in forbearance, and justify the believer though ungodly (Romans 4:5), and His Righteousness would not be tarnished but demonstrated, because Christ stood for sinners, and all died in His death (2 Corinthians 5:14). Paul, in viewing Christ as a propitiation, lays emphasis upon His demonstration of the Divine Righteousness, St. It is Jesus Christ the Righteous who is the propitiation, apparently showing that His propitiatory work had a peculiar relation to Righteousness. How the sin is removed by His death is not explicitly stated, but the whole sweep of thought is favourable to the view that it was as a satisfaction to that in God which sin offends—call it holiness or Righteousness as one will—and is in substantial agreement with St
Integrity - Terms which occur in parallel with integrity (Hebrew tom , tomim ) suggest its shades of meaning: Righteousness (Psalm 7:8 ); uprightness (Psalm 25:21 ); without wavering (Psalm 26:1 NRSV, NAS, NIV); blameless ( Psalm 101:2 NRSV, Hebrew uses tom twice in verse, otherwise translated integrity)
Conception of Christ - He came to be made a sin offering for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Alms - It was righteous to do so: hence, giving to the poor is called Righteousness
Affliction - There are those he may have to suffer for Righteousness' sake as well as for Christ's sake
Dove - , so that it even symbolizes the Holy Spirit, the meekness, purity, and splendor of Righteousness
Reign - Behold, a king shall reign in Righteousness
Comforter - The church is still under the dispensation of the Comforter, and still he convinces the world of sin, of Righteousness, and of the judgement to come
Preaching - Enoch prophesied, Judges 1:14-15 ; and Noah was a preacher of Righteousness, 2 Peter 2:5
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The Relationship of Righteousness to Peace . However, peace could be disturbed if one did not live before the Lord and others in Righteousness; in fact, peace is one of the fruits of Righteousness (Isaiah 32:17-18 ). The psalmist poetically describes the relationship between the two as Righteousness and peace kissing each other (Psalm 85:10 ). The true prophets argued that peace could never be achieved apart from Righteousness and justice
Justification (2) - We can trace the development of the idea of Righteousness before God in the prophets, who from the first judge Israel by the standard of the absolutely righteous demands of Jahweh. ), whose Righteousness results in the punishment of sinners (Psalms 1:5-6, Psalms 9:16, Psalms 11:5-6 etc. The actual positive recognition of the Righteousness of the righteous is said in Psalms 62:12 to depend on the Divine grace; the latter term, however, is practically synonymous with Righteousness in its beneficent aspect (Psalms 48:9-10,2 Psalms 36:6-7, Romans 4:4-5 Romans 8:35-396). The general idea is, further, that the recognition of Righteousness by God is manifested by outward good fortune; just as His displeasure is shown by outward calamity (Isaiah 65:13-14, Malachi 4:2-3, Psalms 37:19-20 etc. With this, again, agrees the derivation of the group of technical terms used in the OT in connexion with the idea of justification (צְדִקָה צֶדֶק ‘righteousness,’ צַדִּיק ‘righteous,’ הִצְדִּיק ‘justify’). ...
It is finally to be observed that, both in the OT and in the Rabbinic theology, Righteousness before God and justification, whether looked for from the Divine grace or on the ground of human merit, are religious ideas. Righteousness is not sought for its own sake, as a moralist might seek it, but always as the condition of acceptance with God, and the blessings which flow from this, in this world or the next. For him to attain Righteousness by the works of the Law would involve the complete fulfilment of it. Instead of attaining a Righteousness by his own efforts, the believer submissively receives a Righteousness which is wholly of God, and His gift (Romans 5:17, Romans 10:3, Philippians 3:9). Thus he speaks of the revelation of the Righteousness of God through faith (Romans 1:17, Romans 3:22): the whole is really one idea. The Righteousness of faith is ‘apart from law’ (χωρίς νόμου, Romans 3:21). In fact, in justification the Law is transcended by grace, which reckons faith for Righteousness (1619169408_82). that of Righteousness. The paradox, however, resolves itself at once as soon as we remember that it is ‘righteousness,’ not in the ethical, but in the religious sense, as the condition of acceptance with God, which is meant. The OT taught that Righteousness was the condition of acceptance with God; the Pharisees sharpened this into the doctrine that the performance of the Law was the condition. Paul’s meaning as to justification from the fact that in Romans 4:7 he introduces, as synonymous with the imputation of Righteousness or justification, the OT idea of the forgiveness of sins (cf. He solves the problem of justification in reality by going back behind the legalism of the Pharisees, and behind the Law altogether, to the position of the OT prophets, in so far as they demanded practical Righteousness as the condition of acceptance with God
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2 Corinthians 6:7 (b) Here the armor represents a life of Righteousness toward those wham we meet and toward GOD. CHRIST Himself is our Righteousness ( 1 Corinthians 1:30)
Fat - And hence it should seem also to have been meant in allusion to the wicked who despise Christ, that they setup their own Righteousness in opposition to the Righteousness of Jesus
Hopkinsians - When this is felt in our hearts, and not till then, we shall be prepared to look to the free grace of God, through the redemption which is in Christ, and to exercise faith in his blood, who is set forth to be a propitiation to declare God's Righteousness, that he might be just, and yet be the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus. That though believers are justified through Christ's Righteousness; yet his Righteousness is not transferred to them. Personal Righteousness can no more be transferred from one person to another, than personal sin. If Christ's personal Righteousness were transferred to believers, they would be as perfectly holy as Christ; and so stand in no need of forgiveness. But believers are not conscious of having Christ's personal Righteousness, but feel and bewail much indwelling sin and corruption. The Scripture represents believers as receiving only the benefits of Christ's Righteousness in justification, or their being pardoned and accepted for Christ's Righteousness' sake: and this is the proper Scripture notion of imputation. Jonathan's Righteousness was imputed to Mephibosheth when David showed kindness to him for his father Jonathan's sake
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2 Corinthians 5:3 (a) Since we cannot take any garments with us when we die, we must have His robe of Righteousness, or else we would be in the presence of GOD without a garment. GOD has provided a robe of Righteousness, and a garment of salvation. ...
Revelation 16:15 (a) GOD sees these people as having no covering at all, unless it is the robe of Righteousness which He gives to those who trust in Him, and belong to Him
Imprecation, Imprecatory Psalms - These include: (1) the principle that vengeance belongs to God (Deuteronomy 32:35 ; Psalm 94:1 ) that excludes personal retaliation and necessitates appeal to God to punish the wicked (compare Romans 12:19 ); (2) the principle that God's Righteousness demands judgment on the wicked (Psalm 5:6 ; 1619169408_62 ); (3) the principle that God's covenant love for the people of God necessitates intervention on their part (Psalm 5:7 ; Psalm 59:10 ,Psalms 59:10,59:16-17 ); and (4) the principle of prayer that believers trust God with all their thoughts and desires
Light - In its highest sense it is applied to Christ as the "Sun of Righteousness" (Malachi 4:2 ; Luke 2:32 ; John 1:7-9 )
Adoni-Zedec - Lord of justice or Righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the time when the Israelites invaded Palestine (Joshua 10:1,3 )
Breastplate - Ephesians 6:14 reflects Isaiah 59:17 symbolizing the breastplate as Righteousness
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Ezekiel 13:20 (c) This may represent the wiles of evil women who would and did lure men from GOD's path of Righteousness
Scripture - And 'all scripture' is God-inspired, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in Righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, or complete, fully fitted to every good work
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Who go about to establish their own Righteousness
Law - ...
Called "Law of Moses" 1 Kings 2:3...
Called "Law of the Lord" 2 Kings 10:31...
Called "Law of God" Romans 7:22...
Called "Law of the Spirit" Romans 8:2...
Called "Law of Righteousness" Romans 9:31...
Called "Law of Liberty" James 2:12...
James 2:12 (a) This is the law that operates when there is no restraint nor hindrance
Unbelief - For it denies the sovereignty of divine mercy: it sets at nought, the infinite merit and value of Christ's blood and Righteousness
Flax - "Fine linen, clean and white," is the emblem of "the Righteousness (distributively) of saints," the bride's attire for" the marriage of the Lamb," Revelation 19:7-8 (each saint having for himself Christ's Righteousness imputed for justification, and imparted by the Spirit for sanctification)
Judgment - Judgment is linked with Righteousness as the foundation of his throne (Psalm 97:2 ). The Hebrews knew that God is righteous and that he demands Righteousness of his people. He will judge the world in Righteousness and the peoples in his truth" (Psalm 96:13 )
Freedom - They must live as those who, through their union with Christ, have died to sin and received a new life where Righteousness dominates (Romans 6:16-19; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 4:1-2). Laws might aim at Righteousness, but Christians cannot achieve Righteousness by keeping laws
Innocence, Innocency - The basic idea of the first is clean or free from ( Exodus 23:7 ; 2 Kings 24:4 ); that of the second, Righteousness (Genesis 20:4 ; Deuteronomy 25:1 ; Job 9:15 )
Melchizedek - (mehl kiz eh dehk) Personal name meaning “Zedek is my king” or “My king is Righteousness
Needlework - Psalm 45:14 (b) This type illustrates the various beautiful works performed by Christians, whereby they weave a robe of Righteousness against the day of their meeting with CHRIST in the judgment
Aaron - So the garment of our Lord JESUS is called "the robe of Righteousness, the garments of salvation," Isaiah 61:10
Assurance - In the former it is 'confidence or trust,' and agrees with the hopes of God's earthly people in connection with the security in which Israel will dwell when restored to their land, when all their enemies shall have been put down by divine power: the effect of Righteousness will be "quietness and assurance for ever," Isaiah 32:17 : whereas in their disobedience they should fear day and night and have no assurance of their life
Antinomianism - It is the unbiblical practice of living without regard to the Righteousness of God, using God's grace as a license to sin, and trusting grace to cleanse of sin
Regeneration - The new birth; that work of the Holy Spirit by which the soul, previously dead in sins, is created anew in Christ unto Righteousness
Inclose - 26, and, in reference to the Gentiles, in the light of verses 12-25; in Galatians 3:22,23 ("the Scripture hath shut up all things under sin"), the Apostle shows that, by the impossibility of being justified by keeping the Law, all, Jew and Gentile, are under sin, so that Righteousness might be reckoned to all who believe
Proselyte - We find in the Talmud a distinction between proselytes of the gate and proselytes of Righteousness,
The term proselytes of the gate was derived from the frequently occurring description in the law the stranger that is within (Exodus 20:10 ) etc. ...
The proselytes of Righteousness, known also as proselytes of the covenant, were perfect Israelites
Galatians Epistle to the - Leading ideas...
(a) Righteousness and justification. Both agreed that the object of all religion is the attainment of ‘righteousness’ (δικαιοσύνη [4]). The metaphor underlying the word ‘righteousness’ is forensic, and has its roots far back in the usage of the OT. ’ ‘Righteousness’ (δικαιοσύνη, Heb. Used in the religions sense, ‘righteousness’ means the status of one who is in a right relation towards God, in a state of acceptance with God. ‘To justify’ (δικαιοῦν) is to declare one to be in a state of Righteousness (cf. Paul and his opponents was not concerning the nature of Righteousness, but concerning the way in which it may be attained. The Judaizers maintained that Righteousness is the reward of man’s own effort. Whether for Jew or Gentile, therefore, Righteousness, the condition of salvation, depends upon an exact performance of all the Mosaic ordinances. If Righteousness be attainable by perfect obedience to the Law, then the Incarnation was unnecessary. ...
But that Righteousness which man cannot win by his own individual efforts he can now receive as a free gift won for him by Christ (Galatians 1:3; Galatians 3:13-14). Thus ‘they that are of faith’ (Galatians 3:9) are justified, not, as by a legal fiction, by the imputation to them of a Righteousness which is not really their own, but because, as members of Christ, they have become living parts of that perfect human nature which alone is completely righteous, i. Christ’s Righteousness is theirs because they are one with Him (Galatians 3:28). If men persist in relying on their own unaided power to obtain Righteousness by works, they cut themselves off from Christ and have no share in the Righteousness which human nature has achieved in Him (Galatians 5:2)
Sin - God established the law as a standard of Righteousness; any violation of this standard is defined as sin. As the righteous and holy God, He sets forth as a criterion for His people a Righteousness like His own. ) Any deviation from God's own Righteousness is viewed as sin. Sin is the opposite of Righteousness or moral straightness in the Old Testament. The most notable advancement in the New Testament view of sin is the fact that sin is defined against the backdrop of Jesus as the standard for Righteousness. One who steps over a property line has trespassed on another person's land; the person who steps across God's standard of Righteousness has committed a trespass or transgression. ...
Anomia means “lawlessness” or “iniquity” and is a rather general description of sinful acts, referring to almost any action in opposition to God's standard of Righteousness. Adikia , “unrighteousness,” is just the opposite of righteous. Perfect in Righteousness, God cannot tolerate that which violates His righteous character
Girdle - "Righteousness and faithfulness" are the girdle of the Messiah (Isaiah 11:5 )
Dove - (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) And the comparison is certainly very just; for as the dove in nature is a very beautiful, and clean, and affectionate creature, so the church in grace, when washed in Christ's blood, and justified in Christ's Righteousness, and made comely from the comeliness her Lord hath put upon her, is all-glorious within, and hath no spot, or blemish, but is without blame before Jesus in love
Enemy - 1: ἐχθρός (Strong's #2190 — — echthros — ekh-thros' ) an adjective, primarily denoting "hated" or "hateful" (akin to echthos, "hate;" perhaps associated with ektos, "outside"), hence, in the Active sense, denotes "hating, hostile;" it is used as a noun signifying an "enemy," adversary, and is said (a) of the Devil, Matthew 13:39 ; Luke 10:19 ; (b) of death, 1 Corinthians 15:26 ; (c) of the professing believer who would be a friend of the world, thus making himself an enemy of God, James 4:4 ; (d) of men who are opposed to Christ, Matthew 13:25,28 ; 22:44 ; Mark 12:36 ; Luke 19:27 ; 20:43 ; Acts 2:35 ; Romans 11:28 ; Philippians 3:18 ; Hebrews 1:13 ; 10:13 ; or to His servants, Revelation 11:5,12 : To the nation of Israel, Luke 1:71,74 ; 19:43 ; (e) of one who is opposed to Righteousness, Acts 13:10 ; (f) of Israel in its alienation from God, Romans 11:28 ; (g) of the unregenerate in their attitude toward God, Romans 5:10 ; Colossians 1:21 ; (h) of believers in their former state, 2 Thessalonians 3:15 ; (i) of foes, Matthew 5:43,44 ; 10:36 ; Luke 6:27,35 : Romans 12:20 ; 1 Corinthians 15:25 ; of the Apostle Paul because he told converts "the truth," Galatians 4:16
Star - 1: ἀστήρ (Strong's #792 — Noun Masculine — aster — as-tare' ) "a star," Matthew 2:2-10 ; 24:29 ; Mark 13:25 ; 1 Corinthians 15:41 ; Revelation 6:13 ; 8:10-12 ; 9:1 ; 12:1,4 , isused metaphorically, (a) of Christ, as "the morning star," figurative of the approach of the day when He will appear as the "sun of Righteousness," to govern the earth in peace, an event to be preceded by the rapture of the Church, Revelation 2:28 ; 22:16 , the promise of the former to the overcomer being suggestive of some special personal interest in Himself and His authority; (b) of the angels of the seven churches, Revelation 1:16,20 ; 2:1 ; 3:1 ; (c) of certain false teachers, described as "wandering stars," Jude 1:13 , as if the "stars," intended for light and guidance, became the means of deceit by irregular movements
Board - He must go with CHRIST through the sufferings of Calvary, his burial and resurrection, and then be clothed with the golden robe of Righteousness, the beauty of his Saviour
Vine - In his person, blood, and Righteousness, the church finds an Eshcol, a cluster of all divine perfections, all suited grace, all glory
Spirits in Prison - in virtue of His divine nature: Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 13:4) in which (as distinguished from in person) He went in the person of Noah (compare 1 Peter 1:11 "a preacher of Righteousness" (2 Peter 2:5; He went not locally but as Ephesians 2:17, "He came and preached peace," namely, by His ministers) and preached unto the spirits in prison, namely, the antediluvian unbelievers; their bodies seemed free, but their spirits were in prison (Psalms 141:9) and they like "prisoners shut up in the prison" just as the fallen are judicially regarded as in chains of darkness, though for a time at large on the earth (2 Peter 2:4; Isaiah 24:18; Isaiah 24:22-23; Isaiah 61:1; Genesis 7:11, referred to in Isaiah 24:18)
Salvation - Salvation is based on God's Righteousness having been maintained and declared in the death of Christ, and hence is for the believer in Christ
Appeal - There is One who "cometh to judge the earth: with Righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity
New Man - An expression descriptive of a moral condition or order of man which has come into view in Jesus (Ephesians 4:21 ), and the character of which is described in that it is created after God in Righteousness and holiness of truth
Melchisedec, Melchizedek - He was a type of Christ as a royal-priest: "King of Righteousness and king of peace," as He will be in the Millennium
Remain - In a similar way, the figurative use of the word often has the connotation of “abiding, remaining”: “… Mine error remaineth [3] with myself” (Job 19:4); “… Righteousness lodged in it …” ( Left - 1: ἀριστερός (Strong's #710 — Adjective — aristeros — ar-is-ter-os' ) is used (a) of the "left" hand, in Matthew 6:3 , the word "hand" being understood; in connection with the armor of Righteousness, in 2 Corinthians 6:7 , "(on the right hand and) on the left," lit
Noah - Ezekiel (Ezekiel 14:14; Ezekiel 14:20) knows of three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, efficient mediators to deliver the people by their Righteousness; but in the present case, even the three shall be able to deliver only themselves (see also Hebrews 11:7)
Melchizedek - King of Righteousness, king of Salem, and also priest of the most high God, in which capacity he blessed Abraham, and received tithes at his hand, Genesis 14:18-20
Noah - Ezekiel (Ezekiel 14:14; Ezekiel 14:20) knows of three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, efficient mediators to deliver the people by their Righteousness; but in the present case, even the three shall be able to deliver only themselves (see also Hebrews 11:7)
Alms - This does not include Matthew 6:1 , where the preferred reading is “righteousness” (NAS, NIV) instead of “alms” (KJV). Righteousness and alms were synonymous in Judaism
Judge - (Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:36; Daniel 7:9-14; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 10:42; Revelation 20:11-15)...
And while we thus contemplate Jesus as our Judge, and the judgment seat his, wee find another sweet consolation arising out of it, in that when he comes to "judge the world in Righteousness, and to minister true judgment unto the people," he comes to confirm what hath already passed respecting his redeemed, and not to try, but to declare his justification of their persons and state before God. All true believers in Christ are in a justified state now before God, in his blood and Righteousness; and therefore they cannot come then into any condemnation. Washed in the blood of Christ while upon the earth, they will be found without spot and blameless then at the court of heaven: clothed in the robe of Jesus's Righteousness now, it is impossible to be found naked then
Faithfulness - ”...
The word 'ĕmûnâh is synonymous with tsedeq (“righteousness”—cf. Hosea portrays God’s relation to Israel as a marriage and states God’s promise of “faithfulness” to Israel: “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in Righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. In these verses, the words “righteousness,” “judgment” (“justice”), “loving-kindness,” “mercies,” and “faithfulness” bear out the conclusion that the synonyms for 'ĕmûnâh are covenantal terms expressive of God’s “faithfulness” and “love
Proselyte - The first, proselytes of the gate; the others, proselytes of justice or Righteousness. ...
Proselytes of justice or of Righteousness were those converted to Judaism, who had engaged themselves to receive circumcision, and to observe the whole law of Moses. ...
Many, however, are of opinion that there appears to be no ground whatever in Scripture for this distinction of proselytes of the gate, and proselytes of Righteousness
Philippians, Theology of - Most profoundly God stooped down in the person of his incarnate Son to save his people from destruction and to provide for them the very Righteousness he demanded from them. The word he chooses is "righteousness, " a word borrowed from the Old Testament and expanded upon by him. "Righteousness" for Paul is God giving back to people that which sin took away from them and more ( Romans 5:15-18 ), the ultimate goodness he demands. ...
But this Righteousness, Paul makes clear, is not attainable by personal endeavor. It is the "righteousness of God" (3:9), by which Paul in effect states that this is a Righteousness that has its origin with God, a Righteousness that God has taken the initiative to provide out of his own great love even for those hostile to him (Romans 5:10 ), a Righteousness that people cannot possibly buy, earn, or merit. It is a Righteousness that comes from God freely and without charge through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ and through faith in Jesus Christ (3:9). ...
The person of Christ, then, is central to this Righteousness. Righteousness (salvation) was God's action in Christ to recreate people in his image and likeness, an image that had been savagely marred by sin (Colossians 3:10 ). Righteousness for Paul is both an accomplished fact and a continuing process
Gate - By the "gates of Righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple (Psalm 118:19 )
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In Matthew 5:6 Jesus spoke of those who hunger and thirst for Righteousness, that is, those who earnestly desire to see God's will become a reality
Godliness - Eusebeia was sometimes distinguished from dikaiosyne (righteousness) as concerning one's relationship with the gods rather than with other persons
Transformations of Grace - Where fetid exhalations of vice alone ascended, prayer and praise are to be found; where moral miasmata had their lair, Righteousness and temperance pitch their tent
Horse - In Revelation 19 the Lord Jesus, the Faithful and True, comes forth on a white horse, to make war in Righteousness
Fiery - Deuteronomy 33:2 (a) In GOD's law He revealed His justice, His Righteousness and His power
Zedekiah - (zehd eh ki' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh is my Righteousness” or “Yahweh is my salvation
Fruit - The fruit of the spirit is in all goodness, and Righteousness, and truth
Drusilla - Paul had audience of Felix, and used the opportunity to reason ‘of Righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment to come
Betrothed - And what a beautiful and gracious manner doth the Lord Jesus make use of, in his usual way of unequalled condescension and love, when speaking of his union with our nature, the complacency and delight he took in it, and the everlasting duration of it, he saith, "And I will betroth thee unto me for ever, yea, I will betroth thee unto me in Righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies
After - ) Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after Righteousness
Comforter - The Holy Spirit still convinces the world of sin, of Righteousness, and of judgment
Temperance, Temperate - , "self-control" is the preferable rendering, as "temperance" is now limited to one form of self-control; the various powers bestowed by God upon man are capable of abuse; the right use demands the controlling power of the will under the operation of the Spirit of God; in Acts 24:25 the word follows "righteousness," which represents God's claims, self-control being man's response thereto; in 2 Peter 1:6 , it follows "knowledge," suggesting that what is learned requires to be put into practice
Baptism - Baptism signifies--
A confession of faith in Christ; ...
A cleansing or washing of the soul from sin; ...
A death to sin and a new life in Righteousness
Pearl - So Jesus hath said, and so all his redeemed know it to be true: "Riches and honour are with me; (saith Christ) yea, durable riches and Righteousness
Daniel - He was famous for wisdom and Righteousness. Due to the similarity in the spelling of the name and the common attributes of wisdom and Righteousness, some interpreters identify this Daniel with the Daniel of the canonical book of Daniel
New Self - " It characterizes a metamorphosis in conduct from a life of sin to one of Righteousness and is equivalent in meaning to being born again. However, although the decision to become a Christian may be instantaneously made, the transformation of a sinful human body into one that exemplifies the conduct appropriate to the mind of the new self (righteousness and holiness, Ephesians 4:24 ) requires a lifetime of determination and discipline (Ephesians 4:22-5:21 )
Pledge - "It shall be, (said the Lord,) Righteousness unto thee before the Lord thy God. " (Deuteronomy 24:10-13) Precious Jesus! I would say as I read those sweet Scriptures of mercy, I have pledged to thee all I have, and all I am; and do I not see in this blessed command of thine thy gracious tenderness of heart to give me all my justly forfeited pledges, that the sun may not go down and I be found naked, but sleep secure in thy garment of salvation, that my soul may bless thee! This is indeed the Lord's Righteousness, which is upon all, and unto all, that believe
Bowels - Jesus becoming our Surety is expressly said to have been made both sin and a curse for his redeemed, that "they might be made the Righteousness God in him. This was blessedly set forth by the Holy Ghost: (Isaiah 45:24) "Surely, shall one say, In the Lord have I Righteousness and strength; even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed
Naked - (Genesis 2:25) Whereas, when the soul is without grace, unwashed in the blood of Christ, and unclothed with the robe of Jesus's Righteousness, this is a state of spiritual nakedness; hence Christ describes the church of Laodicea in this awful state, and yet unconscious of it. (Exodus 3:5) Hence perhaps arose the custom of the priests ministering in the temple with their feet uncovered; and the frequent washings appointed in the Jewish ordinances had a gospel significancy, to intimate both the uncleanness and nakedness of our poor fallen nature, and both needing the cleansing by Christ's blood, and the clothing in Christ's Righteousness, with which to appear before God
Sermon on the Mount - The theme of the sermon is found in Matthew 5:20 , “For I say unto you, That except your Righteousness shall exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. ” The Sermon on the Mount is thus a call for Jesus' disciples to observe a greater Righteousness. From there Jesus explained His interpretation of the law (Matthew 5:17-48 ) and certain acts of Righteousness (Matthew 6:1-18 ), described the attitudes required of His disciples (Matthew 6:19-7:12 ), and invited the listeners to become and continue as His disciples (Matthew 7:13-27 )
Melchizedek - The original meaning was probably ‘My king is Zedek’; but the name is interpreted ideally in Hebrews 7:2, where it is taken to mean ‘king of Righteousness,’ and at the same time, because of Melchizedek’s rule over Salem (= ‘peace’), ‘king of peace. The typical hero, first righteous and therefore self-governed and blessed with the tranquillizing consciousness of the presence of God, appears to the writer as an anticipation of Him in whom alone Righteousness and peace are completely realized both in His own person and life and in His gifts to men. He argues in favour of an identification of Melchizedek with the Logos, whose priesthood, however, is viewed as a symbol of the action of reason in bringing Righteousness and peace to men (Mangey, i. (a) He was king as well as priest, and as priest-king he possessed the endowments of Righteousness and peace, and was able to impart them with royal bounty
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Blessed be He that, by his great undertaking, hath restored our poor nature from the ruins of the fall, and by uniting his church, which is his body, to himself, hath given to us a better Righteousness than man had before. In Jesus and his Righteousness the injury sustained by the fall is more than repaired, and the everlasting welfare of the church, which is his body, eternally secured from all the possibility of loss from an union and oneness with him. Hail! thou glorious, gracious, holy one of God, "the Lord our Righteousness
Melchizedek - King of Righteousness, the king of Salem (q
Pharisees - " They were noted for their self-righteousness and their pride (Matthew 9:11 ; Luke 7:39 ; 18:11,12 )
Serpent - While the living "serpent" symbolizes sin in its origin, hatefulness, and deadly effect, the brazen "serpent" symbolized the bearing away of the curse and the judgement of sin; the metal was itself figurative of the Righteousness of God's judgment
Tithe - In Luke 18:12 He illustrates how compliance with external requirements, especially when these are exceeded, as in the case of the Pharisees, and dissociated from the corresponding state of heart, breeds a culpable and overweening self-righteousness
Devotion - "Wherever the vital and unadulterated spirit of Christian devotion prevails, its immediate objects will be to adore the perfections of God; to entertain with reverence and complacence the various intimations of his pleasure, especially those contained in holy writ; to acknowledge our absolute dependence on and infinite obligations to him; to confess and lament the disorders of our nature, and the transgressions of our lives; to implore his grace and mercy through Jesus Christ; to intercede for our brethren of mankind; to pray for the propagation and establishment of truth, Righteousness, and peace, on earth; in fine, to long for a more entire conformity to the will of God, and to breathe after the everlasting enjoyment of his friendship
Mercy: Continual - ' 'I justify you in the Righteousness of Christ, but there's more to follow
Flame - ...
Daniel 7:9 (a) This figure indicates GOD's justice and Righteousness against all evil, sin and hypocrisy
Balances - We must have the imputed Righteousness and righteous life which GOD gives to those who belong to JESUS CHRIST by faith
Renew - His is the delightful ministry to bring the distressed soul under the comforting influences of his supporting love, and to shew the heart, under desponding circumstances, that there is more in Jesus's blood and Righteousness to save, than in all our sins to destroy
Wine - Thus when Jesus wrought his first miracle in Cana of Galilee, in turning the water into wine; as this set forth the glories of his person and Righteousness, it might be truly said the gospel then preached, compared to all former revelations, was keeping the best wine to the last; (John 2:10-12) and hence the gospel itself is called wine on the lees well refined
Sisera - From this great enemy sprang Israel's great friend, Rabbi Akiba, whose father was a Syrian proselyte of Righteousness; he was standard bearer to Bar Cocheba in the Jewish war of independence (Bartolocci 4:272)
Issachar - He said, "They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of Righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand
Mitre - The mitre was emblematical of the upholding of purity, Righteousness and holiness by the Lord Jesus as the Minister of the sanctuary, or holy place
Equity - Psalms 98 ...
With Righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity
Paradise - Earthly cities, Nineveh, Babylon, and Thebes, rested on mere force; Athens and Corinth on intellect, art, and refinement, divorced from morality; Tyre on gain; even Jerusalem on religious privileges more than on love, truth, Righteousness, and holiness of heart before God
City - They all speak the same language, all wear the same garment, Christ's Righteousness, all love the same Lord, and his Zion, and prefer her interests above their chief joy
Vengeance - Vengeance demonstrates God's Righteousness in compensating the wrong with right. Divine vengeance in the Old Testament is not to be understood as God's desire for self-gratification in exacting punishment, but as an expression of displeasure over all unrighteousness to restore the original balance (Joel 3:19-21 ). Divine retributive Righteousness seeking revenge against the sinner becomes in Christ redemptive
Crown - This is also the sense of "crown" in the reward promised to believers who overcome the world, the flesh, and Satan; the "incorruptible crown" (1 Corinthians 9:25); "crown of Righteousness," for Righteousness will be its own reward (Revelation 22:11; Exodus 39:30; 2 Timothy 4:8)
Foot - Evidently the teaching in this passage is that this man wanted to be at the king's banquet in his own self-righteousness. Since this self-righteousness comes from the hands (what we do), and from the feet (how we walk), the Lord is indicating how worthless these are by telling the servant to bind him "hand and foot," and to cast him out of His presence
White - ...
Ecclesiastes 9:8 (c) By this we may understand the purity and the beauty of the life of that one who walks with GOD in Righteousness and godliness. ...
Revelation 6:11 (b) These are evidently the robes of Righteousness, pure and stainless, which are given to the saints of GOD because they are washed in the Blood of the Lamb. ...
Revelation 20:11 (c) No doubt we are to understand that this Throne of GOD was not stained in any way by prejudice, injustice, unrighteousness or bribery
Sun - He is a Sun to cheer; and "the Sun of Righteousness," from whom we receive all Righteousness, by imputation for justification, and by impartation for sanctification (Malachi 4:2; Revelation 1:16)
Law - In opposition to it "the Righteousness of God without [2] law is manifested. ...
The word 'law' is also used for a fixed and unvarying principle such as 'a law of nature:' thus we read of the 'law of faith,' 'law of sin,' 'law of Righteousness,' 'law of the Spirit of life,' etc
Antinomians - Crisp in the seventeenth century are considered as highly favourable to Antinomianism, though he acknowledges that, "in respect of the rules of Righteousness, or the matter of obedience, we are under the law still, or else," as he adds, "we are lawless, to live every man as seems good in his own eyes, which no true Christian dares so much as think of. " "Christ's Righteousness is so imputed to the elect, that they, ceasing to be sinners, are as righteous as he was, and all that he was
Condemn - Feeling helpless before God's power and Righteousness, Job knew that no matter how he tried to defend himself, his own mouth would condemn him (Psalm 9:20 ). On the other hand, the Lord asked Job whether he wanted to condemn Him just to prove his own Righteousness ( Job 40:8 )
Proselyte (2) - Later Rabbis expressed the same distinction by the phrases ‘proselyte of Righteousness’ (נֵּר הַצֶּדָק), as contrasted with ‘proselyte of the Gate’ (נֵּר הַשַּׁעַר). ...
Persons who, without becoming full ‘proselytes of Righteousness,’ inclined to a greater or less extent towards Jewish doctrines and practices are referred to in the NT, Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10, Acts 10:2; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26; Acts 13:43; Acts 13:50; Acts 16:14; Acts 17:4; Acts 17:17; Acts 18:7. to Galatians) was an attempt on the part of Christian Pharisees to compel Gentile Christians to become ‘proselytes of Righteousness. There is no reason to think of him as a ‘proselyte of Righteousness,’ for in that case (a) he need have had no hesitation in asking Jesus to go to his house, and (b) the words of Jesus (Matthew 8:11) would not be so suitable. From the fact that these came to attend the Feast, they would appear to have been ‘proselytes of Righteousness
Girdle - Of the Lord when He comes to reign it is said, "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins
Prevail - mightest prevail [1] (when Thou comest into judgment);" that the Righteousness of the judge's verdict compels an acknowledgement on the part of the accused, is inevitable where God is the judge
Sunday - Others observe, that although it was originally called Sunday, by the Heathens, yet it may very properly retain that name among Christians, because it is dedicated to the honour of the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, of Him who is styled by the prophet "the Sun of Righteousness, " and who on this day arose from the dead
Noah - Peter calls him "a preacher of Righteousness
Beatitudes - To “hunger and thirst after Righteousness” signifies the strong desire to become more Christ-like (Matthew 5:6 )
Proselyte - 'Proselytes of Righteousness,' such as those mentioned above; and...
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Peace - This term is used to express the present attitude and testimony of God toward man consequent on the declaration of God's Righteousness in the death of Christ
Heir - In Scripture, saints are called heirs of the promise, heirs of Righteousness, heirs of salvation, &c
Academics - Jesus Christ, therefore, is with great propriety called the Day Spring from on High, the Sun of Righteousness, that arose upon a benighted world to dispel the clouds of ignorance and error, and discover to lost man the path of happiness and heaven
Babe - It is used (a) of "infants," Matthew 21:16 ; (b) metaphorically, of the unsophisticated in mind and trustful in disposition, Matthew 11:25 and Luke 10:21 , where it stands in contrast to the wise; of those who are possessed merely of natural knowledge, Romans 2:20 ; of those who are carnal, and have not grown, as they should have done, in spiritual understanding and power, the spiritually immature, 1 Corinthians 3:1 , those who are so to speak partakers of milk, and "without experience of the word of Righteousness," Hebrews 5:13 ; of the Jews, who, while the Law was in force, were in state corresponding to that of childhood, or minority, just as the word "infant" is used of a minor, in English law, Galatians 4:3 , "children;" of believers in an immature condition, impressionable and liable to be imposed upon instead of being in a state of spiritual maturity, Ephesians 4:14 , "children
Faith - With such a faith "Abraham believed God; and it was counted unto him for Righteousness
Peter, Second Epistle of - The overthrow of all opponents of Christian truth is predicted in connection with prophecies touching the second advent of Christ, the destruction of the world by fire, and the promise of new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth Righteousness
God - Holiness includes the ideas of Righteousness and purity, but it is more. It sets Him above us in majesty, power, authority, Righteousness, and love. His love is coordinated perfectly with His Righteousness. God's love is always righteous, and His Righteousness is always marked by love. It is His presence in all His sovereign power, Righteousness, and love. ...
God's Righteousness expresses itself in many ways ( Exodus 2:23-25 ; Joshua 23:1-16 ; Psalm 71:14-21 ; Isaiah 51:5-8 ; 1 Kings 19:12 ; Romans 3:5-26 ). He works for the right, seeking to extend Righteousness and justice throughout the world
Heart - —Men’s minds were drawn away from dependence on the mere institutional aspects of religion, and confronted with the absolute necessity of internal Righteousness. —Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that Righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). Thus He represented all external acts of Righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real Righteousness (Matthew 6:1-6). —In view of the fact that the great spiritual ideas inculcated by the prophets had been hardened into fixed laws and rules, in formal obedience to which Righteousness was made to consist, Christ’s endeavour to recall men to the supreme importance of inner motive was calculated to exert a powerful effect. And there can be little doubt that the uneasiness and irritation created among the professedly religious classes by Christ’s teaching was largely due to the consciousness it wakened in them of the insufficiency of the grounds on which their claim to Righteousness was based. —By His insistence on the heart as the vital element in Righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion
Heart - —Men’s minds were drawn away from dependence on the mere institutional aspects of religion, and confronted with the absolute necessity of internal Righteousness. —Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that Righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). Thus He represented all external acts of Righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real Righteousness (1619169408_73). —In view of the fact that the great spiritual ideas inculcated by the prophets had been hardened into fixed laws and rules, in formal obedience to which Righteousness was made to consist, Christ’s endeavour to recall men to the supreme importance of inner motive was calculated to exert a powerful effect. And there can be little doubt that the uneasiness and irritation created among the professedly religious classes by Christ’s teaching was largely due to the consciousness it wakened in them of the insufficiency of the grounds on which their claim to Righteousness was based. —By His insistence on the heart as the vital element in Righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion
Servant - And immediately after he speaks to him—"I the Lord have called thee in Righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a Covenant of the people?" (Isaiah 42:1-8)...
In a following chapter, (Isaiah 49:1-6) we find the Lord Jesus calling to the church, in consequence of this covenant and commission, to accept and receive him in this character. He, and he only, as God and man in the person, could be the competent Servant, of JEHOVAH to obey and fulfil all Righteousness; to cancel and take away all sins by his blood; and as JEHOVAH'S righteous servant, to justify many, and to be "his salvation to the ends of the earth. (See John 17:3)...
And now reader, if the Lord, the Holy Ghost, whose office it is to take of the things of Jesus, and to shew to the people, hath graciously shewn Christ to you in this lovely and endearing character; what a sweetness must your soul find, as often as you hear God the Father calling upon you in that sweet Scripture, to behold his Servant, your Surety, whom JEHOVAH upholds, and in whom his soul delighteth! And how blessed must you be to behold your Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Servant and your Surety, entering, as the Scriptures have set him forth, the service of his Father, magnifying his holy law, and fulfilling all Righteousness; yea, more than repairing all the breaches our sins had made, and purchasing for his redeemed a greater abundance of glory and happiness by his Righteousness and blood shedding, than a whole eternity will be able to recompence! Oh, what endless glories, even now by faith, break in upon the soul, while contemplating the Father's grace, and Jesus' love, in this great salvation! "Haste, haste my beloved, and until the day break, and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether
Hopkinsians - That though believers are justified through Christ's Righteousness, yet his Righteousness is not transferred to them. For personal Righteousness cannot be transferred from one person to another, nor personal sin; otherwise the sinner would become innocent, and Christ the sinner. The Scripture, therefore, represents believers as receiving only the benefits of Christ's Righteousness in justification, or their being pardoned and accepted for Christ's Righteousness' sake; and this is the proper Scripture notion of imputation. Jonathan's Righteousness was imputed to Mephibosheth, when David showed kindness to him for his father Jonathan's sake, 2 Samuel 9:7
Helper - The Helper's function in relation to the world involves “reproving” it concerning sin, Righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8 )
Self-Discipline - Although they are not slaves to sin, they are slaves to Righteousness (Romans 6:17-18)
Wealth - “Wealth” can be good and a sign of blessing: “Wealth and riches shall be in his [2] house: and his Righteousness endureth for ever” ( Service - Even Righteousness has a service (Isaiah 32:17 )
Crown - This latter is further described as a 'crown of Righteousness,' 'crown of life,' 'crown of glory
Circumcision - The rite appointed by God to be a token of the covenant that He made with Abraham and his seed, and also the seal of the Righteousness of his faith
Breastplate, High Priest's - THE COAT or tunic made of fine white linen reaching down to the feet (type of human Righteousness)
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1 Thessalonians 5:4 (b) By this is indicated the time when our Lord shall return to earth as the Sun of Righteousness to scatter the clouds of unbelief and the dark shadows of sin
Comforter - ’ The latter He will convict (John 16:8-11) in respect of the three decisive matters of sin, Righteousness, and judgment
Count - Abraham believed in God, and he counted it to him for Righteousness
Gog - And let the reader judge for himself how suitable it was, and proper, that when the Lord Jesus came on earth to do away the sin and guilt of all nations, the solemn transaction of his "one all-sufficient sacrifice and obedience unto death" should be set forth in the center of the earth, that like the sun in the midway of the heavens which illumines both east and west; so Christ, the sun of Righteousness, might extend the efficacy of his light, and life, and warmth in every direction to his people; and his blood, as from the high altar of his own divine nature, flowing down, might wash away, from the morning of creation to the end of time, the whole of human transgression
Ham - And as Christ after the flesh sprang from Shem, it is truly interesting to behold this preacher of Righteousness, for so Noah is called, thus preaching and predicting Christ
Bondage - , "were reduced to bondage"); Titus 2:3 , "of being enslaved to wine;" Romans 6:18 , "of service to Righteousness" (lit
James, Epistle of - Paul contends for the doctrine of "justification by faith;" but that is justification before God, a being regarded and accepted as just by virtue of the Righteousness of Christ, which is received by faith
Image - The image of God in which man was created, Genesis 1:27 was in his spiritual, intellectual, and moral nature, in Righteousness and true holiness
Faith - By it the Christian overcomes the world, the flesh, and the devil, and receives the crown of Righteousness, 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Morning - For Israel He will appear as "the sun of Righteousness;" as the "morning" Star which precedes He will appear for the rapture of the church
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Lord our Righteousness, Jeremiah 23:6. ...
Sun of Righteousness, Malachi 4:2
Sermon on the Mount - Life in God’s kingdom is characterized by humility, love, Righteousness, mercy, sincerity, and dependence on God. The Righteousness Jesus wants in his followers is more than outward conformity to certain laws (Matthew 5:20)
Vengeance - If the idea of wrath is associated with the use of the word, as in Romans 3:5; Romans 13:4, such ‘wrath’ (ὀργή) is the eternal Righteousness or justice of God acting in harmony with His revealed will. ’ War as a method of giving expression to the law of international Righteousness is admittedly repugnant to the Christian conscience; but until the method is superseded as the result of a consensus gentium, a Christian nation is not absolved from the duty of vindicating either by offensive or by defensive warfare the eternal principles of right and justice
Testimony - The ten words are—testimonies, way, law, commandments, precepts, word, judgments, truth, (or faithfulness) statutes, and Righteousness. But if the law spoken of in this Psalm be considered with an eye to what the Holy Ghost saith by his servant the apostle, "that Christ is the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth," (Romans 10:4) —and if Christ himself be the speaker represented by his servant the Psalmist, the whole then is abundantly clear and evident
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(a) Instances of commendable human care are to be found in concern for personal Righteousness (Hebrews 12:15, Titus 3:8); zeal (σπουδή) for correcting a wrong (2 Corinthians 7:11); interest in the welfare of one’s fellows, especially those who are of the household of faith (1 Corinthians 12:25, 2 Corinthians 7:12; 2 Corinthians 8:16, Philippians 2:20; Philippians 4:10); anxiety for the churches (2 Corinthians 11:28). (d) Human care has its remedy in the spirit which puts first of all the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, The secret of St
Malachi - But the first coming of the Lord is here connected with His second coming, when He will sit as a refiner, and will purge away the dross, and then shall the sons of Levi offer an offering in Righteousness. But to them that fear His name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings (not the morning star here, as for the church)
ir-ha-Heres - ‘city of Righteousness,’ a reading which is open to the suspicion of being an alteration based on 1:26. MSS), being the original reading, which was altered afterwards by the Jews of Palestine into heres , ‘destruction,’ in order to obtain a condemnation of the Egyptian temple, and by the Jews of Egypt into tsedek , ‘righteousness’ (LXX Justice - “I shall use justice as a plumb-line, and Righteousness as a plummet” (Isaiah 28:17 , REB). ...
The content of justice, the benefits which are to be distributed as basic rights in the community, can be identified by observing what is at stake in the passages in which “justice,” “righteousness,” and “judgment” occur. “The Righteousness of God” represents God in grace bringing into the community of God through faith in Christ those who had been outside of the people of God (particularly in Romans but compare also Ephesians 2:12-13 ). See Law; Government ; Poverty ; Righteousness ; Welfare
Beatitudes - The "poor in spirit" are also "those who mourn" (Matthew 5:4 ) or "hunger and thirst for Righteousness" (5:6). Those who "hunger and thirst for Righteousness" (v. 6) desire God's saving Righteousness in Christ. Here the "poor in spirit" are defined as "persecuted because of Righteousness" (v
Tittle - 20) we find Him declaring, ‘Except your Righteousness shall exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. ’ Christ comes, not to lower the standards of Righteousness, as His enemies said, but to exalt them (cf
Judgment, the Final - "It pertains to him as mediator to complete and publicly manifest the salvation of his people and the overthrow of his enemies, together with the glorious Righteousness of his work in both respects
Perfection - The Righteousness of Christ being imputed to the believer, he is complete in him, and accepted of God as perfect through Christ, Colossians 2:10
Foundation - Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of God’s throne ( Psalms 89:14 ; Psalms 97:2 RV Open - ...
Psalm 118:19 (a) This describes the great welcome which the sinner receives from his loving Lord when he comes to Him to get rid of his sins, and receive the gift of Righteousness, as is described in Romans 5:17
Propitiation - " Thus Jesus Christ is called the propitiation or atonement, as his complete Righteousness appeases his Father, and satisfies his law and justice for all our transgressions
Arise - To you shall the sun of Righteousness arise
Mary Magdalene - And what is more remarkable, the Holy Ghost is particular to tell the church this, in the same moment he speaks of the mercy; for so the sweet and gracious words run" Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary, Magdalene, out of whom he cast seven devils;"Did the kind compassionate, Lord mean to say by this condescending act of grace, that there he will be most gracious where Satan hath been most, cruel? Did he thereby mean to intimate to all his disciples, that the poor lamb of his fold shall have, the softest lying down in his bosom, whom the prowling wolf hath most torn and worried with his claws? Oh! that every deeply-exercised follower of the Lord Jesus would frequently think of this; and, as often as this Magdalene riseth to their recollection, would behold the Lord Jesus in this unequalled act of mercy, that "where sin abounded, grace doth much more abound; that as sin hath reigned unto death, so might grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord?" (Romans 5:21)...
Scorpion - This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord; and their Righteousness is of me, saith the Lord
Zebulun - Moses blessed the tribes thus, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out"; and then, classing him with Issachar, said, "They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifice's of Righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand
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Numbers 17:10 (c) Aaron's rod in the presence of GOD was the evidence to be used against the rebellious people of Israel, if there should ever be a question of GOD's Righteousness in punishing Korah and his company
Heaven - "I shall behold (said he) thy face in Righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake; with thy likeness
Mercy-Seat - And how can a soul come short of salvation that acts faith upon the infinite merits of God the Son's Righteousness, and the infinite faithfulness of God the Father's grace?...
See Propitiation
Quicken, to: - " In Psalm 119 the psalmist asked nine times to be quickened — according to God's word, or His Righteousness, or His judgements, etc
Vocation - The end intended is, that they who have been called answer by faith to God and to Christ who give the call, and that they thus become the covenanted people of God through Christ the Mediator of the new covenant; and, after having become believers and parties to the covenant, that they love, fear, honour, and worship God and Christ, render in all things obedience to the divine precepts "in Righteousness and true holiness," and that by this means they "make their calling and election sure," Revelation 4:8-11 ; Hebrews 3:7 ; Revelation 3:20 ; Ephesians 2:11-16 ; Titus 3:8 ; Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ; Jeremiah 32:38-39 ; Galatians 2:20 ; 2 Peter 1:1 ; 2 Peter 1:10
Zebulun - Moses blessed the tribes thus, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out"; and then, classing him with Issachar, said, "They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifice's of Righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand
Matthew, Theology of - In Matthew's Gospel the kingdom of heaven (a Jewish expression for kingdom of God) is understood as the rule of God, through Jesus, in power and Righteousness, in love and forgiveness. Matthew's Gospel is synonymous with the demand of God for Righteousness. To become a Christian, or more particular a part of Matthew's church, meant to follow Jesus and following Jesus involved a whole-hearted commitment to a life of Righteousness and love. ...
Righteousness . Whereas Righteousness in Judaism described those who lived according to the Law faithfully (Matthew 1:19 , of Joseph ), now it describes those who live faithfully according to the teachings of Jesus, who brought the fulfillment of the Law (5:17). The whole of life is to be directed by a pursuit of Righteousness (6:33). In fact, the entirety of the Sermon on the Mount can be understood as the exposition of Jesus of the "way of Righteousness. While Righteousness and love may have been the key ingredients to a life that is pleasing to God, another feature of praxis in Matthew's Gospel is mission. Przybylski, Righteousness in Matthew and His World of Thought ; N
Crown - In cases where the crown bears a description, like "crown of Righteousness, " the characteristics described represent what is acknowledged as present by God. There is also the crown that is glory in 1 Peter 5:4 , the crown that is Righteousness in 2 Timothy 4:8 , and the crown that is rejoicing in 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Good, Goodness - The general biblical words for "good/ goodness" include this idea of right behavior, although the idea is often expressed by means of a more specific term like "upright/uprightness" or "righteous/righteousness. In the New Testament many words describe the specific characteristics and behaviors of good people, including "just/justice, " "righteous/ Righteousness, " "holy/holiness, " "pure/ purity, " "gentle/gentleness, " and "kind/kindness
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Questions have been discussed with much learning as to whether the wedding garment means the Righteousness of Christ or the Righteousness of good works, whether it be something that we must do for ourselves or something that is done for us
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Luther wisely says that ‘if Paul had not proved the Righteousness of faith against the Righteousness of works by strong and pithy arguments, he should have little prevalled by this allegory
Sinners - Thus it seems to indicate the distinction between the Righteousness of the Law-burdened Jew and his more ignorant brethren, who, not knowing the Law and therefore continually trespassing its commandments, were deemed ‘accursed. ’ Here the word seems to have a negative rather than a positive meaning, pointing to the absence of legal Righteousness rather than to actual transgression
Condemnation - In Romans 5:16; Romans 5:18 condemnation is the consequence of an original act of evil, and suggests the antithesis of a single act of Righteousness, the effects of which overflow to the potential justification of all men; and the freedom from condemnation continues beyond the initial stage of forgiveness and ripens into all the assured experiences of union with Christ (Romans 8:1). In 2 Corinthians 3:9 ‘condemnation’ is antithetical to ‘righteousness,’ and synonymous with ‘death’ in 2 Corinthians 3:7
Anger (Wrath) of God - In the history of Israel it appears as a terrible factor in the discipline of the nation to Righteousness: the ungrateful, the rebellious, and especially the idolatrous, are destroyed by fire and sword, pestilence and famine ( Psalms 78:1-72 , Deuteronomy 32:15-43 ). But the anger of the Lord, though fierce, is also just: it is ‘provoked’ by moral causes and for moral ends, and is averted by penitence and moral acquiescence in the Righteousness of His judgments ( Exodus 32:1-35 , Luke 13:3-69 , Numbers 25:11 , Deuteronomy 13:17 )
Unperfect - And oh, for grace to see the church's perfection in him who is the Lord our Righteousness, and "who is made of God to us wisdom and Righteousness, sanctification and redemption: that, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
Noah - reveals the fact thatNoah had faith, and that in godly fear he prepared the ark, in obedience to God's warning, for the saving of his house, thereby condemningthe world and becoming heir of the Righteousness which is by faith. ...
Noah is called a "preacher of Righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away
Noah - reveals the fact thatNoah had faith, and that in godly fear he prepared the ark, in obedience to God's warning, for the saving of his house, thereby condemningthe world and becoming heir of the Righteousness which is by faith. ...
Noah is called a "preacher of Righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away
Peace, Spiritual - Thus peace and Righteousness are often linked in the Old Testament (Psalm 72:7 ; Psalm 85:10 ; Isaiah 9:7 ; Isaiah 32:17 ; Isaiah 48:18 ; Isaiah 60:17 ), as are peace and justice (1 Thessalonians 5:9-108 ). It is associated with receptiveness to God's salvation (Matthew 10:13 ), freedom from distress and fear (John 14:27 ; John 16:33 ), security (1619169408_87 ), mercy (Galatians 6:16 ; 1 Timothy 1:2 ), joy (Romans 14:17 ; Romans 15:13 ), grace (Philippians 1:2 ; Revelation 1:4 ), love (2 Corinthians 13:11 ; Jude 1:2 ), life (Romans 8:6 ), and Righteousness (Romans 14:17 ; Hebrews 12:11 ; James 3:18 )
Holiness - But of the Son, he saith, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever;" that is, his mediatorial throne, as is plain by what follows: "Thou hast loved Righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore, God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. " (1 Peter 2:9) And if it be asked, as well it may, how is it that the church of the Lord Jesus, which in every individual member of it is continually complaining of a body of sin and death, believers carry about with them from day to day, how is it that such can be called holy before the Lord? The answer is at hand, and perfectly satisfactory: They are so, from their union with, and their right and interest in their glorious Head; for if he was made sin for them, who knew no sin, it is but just that they, who in themselves have no Righteousness, should be made "the Righteousness of God in him. " (2 Corinthians 5:21) And if the church be commanded, as that the church is, and by God the Father himself; to call Christ "the Lord our Righteousness," equally proper is it, and by the same authority also, that the church should be called the Lord our Righteousness, as the lawful wife bearing her husband's name. (Compare Jeremiah 23:6 with Jeremiah 33:16) And all this because the Lord Jesus hath married his church, hath made her holy in his holiness and is become to her, by God the father's own covenant-engagements, "wisdom, Righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; that, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
God - God can neither increase nor decrease in knowledge, love, Righteousness, truth, wisdom or justice, because he possesses these attributes in perfection (Exodus 34:6-7). His love is always perfect love, his Righteousness is always perfect Righteousness (Hebrews 6:17-18; James 1:17). The Bible usually speaks of this moral holiness of God as his Righteousness (Psalms 11:7; Psalms 36:6; Isaiah 5:16; Hebrews 1:9; 1 John 3:7; see Righteousness). His love is not in conflict with his Righteousness
Reconcile, Reconciliation - He always acts according to His unchanging Righteousness and lovingkindness, and it is because He changes not that His relative attitude does change towards those who change. It was we who needed to be "reconciled" to God, not God to us, and it is propitiation, which His Righteousness and mercy have provided, that makes the "reconciliation" possible to those who receive it. " The insertion of a comma in the AV after the word "Christ" is misleading; the doctrine stated here is not that God was in Christ (the unity of the Godhead is not here in view), but that what God has done in the matter of reconciliation He has done in Christ, and this is based upon the fact that "Him who knew no sin He made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him
Treasure - It was not to the man’s selfishness that Christ addressed Himself, but to the earnest longing after Righteousness which He perceived in him. Christ therefore bade him cast aside the temptation which bound him down, that his aspirations might at last have free play; that, untrammelled by earthly cares, he might take to himself the treasure of Righteousness and truth which he had always longed to make his own. He who strives continuously to follow the dictates of Righteousness and love, makes for himself a righteous and loving character
Propitiation - Propitiation occurs in the apostolic literature of the NT only four times: (1) Romans 3:25 as the rendering of ἱλαστήριον: ‘whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, by his blood, to shew his Righteousness, because of the passing over of sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God’; (2) as the rendering of ἱλασμός, 1 John 2:2 : ‘and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world’; (3) 1 John 4:10 : ‘Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins’; (4) in RV_ it is also used in Hebrews 2:17 as the translation of τὸ ἱλάσκεσθαι: ‘Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people’; ἱλαστήριον also occurs in Hebrews 9:5, rendered ‘mercy-seat’ (RVm_ ‘Gr. Paul in his use of the term is specially concerned to make clear ‘the setting forth’ of the propitiation in relation to the law of God’s Righteousness; the Johannine writer uses it to declare the source of an actual cleansing from the defilement of sin, whilst the writer to the Hebrews chooses it to express the resultant privilege of the propitiation revealed in direct access to God in the sanctuary of His holiness. -The Pauline use (Romans 3:25) states the propitiation in relation to a Divine Righteousness expressed in ‘a wrath of God revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold down the truth in unrighteousness’ (Romans 1:18); its purpose is to show God’s Righteousness to be consistent with the fact of His forbearance ‘in the passing over of sins done aforetime’: for there has never been a time under any dispensation when God has not dealt graciously with sinful men; He is always God the Saviour, ‘whose property is always to have mercy. In this propitiation something is done by God in Christ which demonstrates the consistency and inviolability of His Righteousness in the presence of His mercy. Paul regarded the propitiation as essential to the manifestation of the Divine nature in love and Righteousness; it was not an arbitrary appointment dependent simply on God’s mere good pleasure; it implied a rational and ethical necessity in His being. John associated with its correlatives of sin and Righteousness, and with the blood of Christ as the means of putting away sin and establishing Righteousness, ideas with which it is vitally associated in the Pauline Epistles (for the opposite view cf. But the main Johannine distinction is probably found in the wealth of the Divine love, in which the writer makes explicit what is elsewhere implied in the teaching on propitiation, where it is associated more closely with the Righteousness of the Law. The writer assumes that propitiation is necessary for this end, and the only propitiation known to him is that made by a priest through sacrifice; but the necessity for it lies in a Divine fitness rather than in any definite legal obligation; the Pauline idea of the law of Righteousness is absent
Justification - Genesis 15:6 captures this response: “Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as Righteousness” (NIV). Righteousness is not something Abraham possessed that prompted a reward from God. Similarly, Righteousness is a term of relationship. ...
Two related questions present themselves for consideration: (1) What is the relationship between faith and Old Testament law?, and (2) What is the relationship between faith and works? Paul found no room in his theology for an elitist Righteousness
Amos - Amos' opposition to those moral and religious evils led him to emphasize the primary theme of the book: “let justice roll down like waters, and Righteousness like an everlasting stream” (Amos 5:10-13 RSV). For individuals who were superficially and confidently “at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria” ( Amos 6:1 RSV), their only hope rested in the renewal of authentic religious experience leading to a life of justice and Righteousness which overflow the land ( Amos 5:24 ). God calls His people to practice justice and Righteousness (Amos 5:1-27 ). Practical Righteousness is God's ultimate demand of His people (1619169408_9 )
Beatitude - ‘Blessed are they that have been persecuted for Righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ‘they that hunger and thirst after Righteousness: for they shall be filled. ‘they that have been persecuted for Righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ) describes the same three Beatitudes as authentic, because they point to the Righteousness of the Kingdom as the summum bonum; the first to Righteousness as not yet possessed, the second to the want of Righteousness as a cause of sorrow, and the fourth to Righteousness as an object of desire. Weiss tests the authenticity of a Beatitude by its accord with his theory that the theme of the discourse is the nature of true and false Righteousness; on his own principles other Beatitudes might be proved authentic. The seventh might be said to point to the Righteousness whose work is peace. 101), are closely connected and refer to negative graces; in the last three, positive graces are intimately combined as elements of Righteousness; the fourth or central Beatitude is the link between these first groups. ‘As the first three, the trilogy of spiritual humiliation, lead up to and produce that blessed hunger after Divine Righteousness; so the second three, a trilogy of characteristic Christian graces, are the fulfilment of the soul’s hunger
Repentance - It is such an altered view of God and sin as carries with it heartfelt sorrow for sin, confession of it, and decisive turning from it to God and Righteousness ( Luke 15:17-18 , Romans 6:17-18 , 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 etc
Pharisees - They laid stress, not upon the Righteousness of an action, but upon its formal correctness
Exercise - , "gymnastic"), 1 Timothy 4:7 , with a view to godliness; Hebrews 5:14 , of the senses, so as to discern good and evil; Hebrews 12:11 , of the effect of chastening, the spiritual "exercise" producing the fruit of Righteousness; 2 Peter 2:14 , of certain evil teachers with hearts "exercised in covetousness," RV
Self-Denial - Our own Righteousness, so as to depend upon it, Philippians 3:8-9
Equity - Is that exact rule of Righteousness or justice, which is to be observed between man and man
Hope - The hope of the Christian is an expectation of all necessary good both in time and eternity, founded on the promises, relations, and perfections of God, and on the offices, Righteousness, and intercession of Christ
Zedekiah - Righteousness of Jehovah
Christian Year, the - The Church's Year of Festivals and Fasts iscalled the Christian Year because as Bishop Cosin says, "theChurch does not number her days, or measure her seasons, somuch by the motion of the sun, as by the course of our Saviour;beginning and counting her year with Him who, being the true Sunof Righteousness, began now to rise upon the world
Simon - The second was a Pharisee who invited Jesus to his home but received Jesus’ rebuke for his self-righteousness (Luke 7:36-50)
Grace - This special grace is by some distinguished into imputed and inherent: imputed grace consists in the holiness, obedience, and Righteousness of Christ, imputed to us for our justification; inherent grace is what is wrought in the heart by the Spirit of God in regeneration
Nicolas - At a later age the Jews divided converts to Judaism into two classes, ‘proselytes of Righteousness,’ who were circumcised and who kept the whole Law, and ‘proselytes of the gate,’ who had only a somewhat undefined connexion with Israel
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Proverbs 9:1 (a) The seven pillars mentioned here probably are knowledge, discretion, judgment, understanding, equity, Righteousness, justice
Fuller - The white garment typifies Christ's spotless Righteousness, put on the saints
Peter, Second Epistle of - The day of the Lord was a means to an and, and would make way for the day of God, and the fulfilment of His promise of new heavens and a new earth, in which Righteousness would reside, and in view of which the existing heavens and earth would pass away
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He is the Lord our Righteousness Jeremiah 23:6
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Matthew 13:44 (b) This type represents the Kingdom of GOD, which consists of love, joy, peace, salvation and Righteousness
Inghamites - He contends very strongly for salvation by the imputation of Christ's Righteousness; and as to doctrine, the chief point wherein the Inghamites differ from the Independents, is respecting the Trinity
Phinehas - the faith that prompted it, "was counted unto him for Righteousness unto all generations for evermore" (compare Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3)
Security - 32:17: “… And the effect of Righteousness quietness and assurance [1] for ever
Melchizedek - In his name, Melchizedek, "King of Righteousness;"...
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Preparation - ’ Illustrations of the latter meaning are found in Psalms 89:14 (15) ‘Righteousness and judgement are the foundation of thy throne’ (RV_), also in Zechariah 5:11, Ezr (LXX_ 2 Es) ezr Ezra 2:68
Bishop - It is not improbable that the overseers of Christ's church are in the New Testament called επισκοποι , from the following passage in Isaiah: "I will also make thy officers peace, and thine overseers" ( επισκοπους ), "righteousness," Isaiah 60:17
Publican - The Jews reproached Jesus with being a "friend of publicans and sinners, and eating with them," Luke 7:34 ; but he, knowing the self-righteousness, unbelief and hypocrisy of his accusers, replied, "The publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you," Matthew 21:31
Noah - " He was in the line of the patriarchs who feared God, and was himself a just man, Ezekiel 14:14,20 , and a "preacher of Righteousness," 1 Peter 3:19,20 2 Peter 2:5
Dan'Iel - (Daniel 10:1,4 ) In the prophecies of Ezekiel mention is made of Daniel as a pattern of Righteousness, (Ezekiel 14:14,20 ) and wisdom
Preparation - ’ Illustrations of the latter meaning are found in Psalms 89:14 (15) ‘Righteousness and judgement are the foundation of thy throne’ (RV_), also in Zechariah 5:11, Ezr (LXX_ 2 Es) ezr Ezra 2:68
Salvation, Saviour - External blessings, deliverance from enemies, return from exile, are still hoped for, but the main stress is laid on a changed heart, forgiveness, restoration to God’s favour, Righteousness. ...
The teaching of the prophets bore fruit in the age preceding the advent of Jesus in deepening ideas of the future life, of resurrection and a future perfected state: of the connexion of prosperity with Righteousness though mostly in the sense of outward legal obedience, the very error against which the prophets declaimed and in more concrete representations of the Messiah
Reward (2) - Punishment emphasizes guilt, calls for repentance, and may prove the door to a new life; reward implies Righteousness, and the thought of it may tend to self-righteousness
Courage - ), His disregard of, or opposition to, religious practices which had been invested with the sanctity of Divine law, and the performance of which was the hall-mark of Righteousness (Matthew 9:14; Matthew 12:1; Matthew 12:9, Mark 2:18-22; Mark 7:1, Luke 3:33; Luke 6:1-6), His defiance of social and religious caste in receiving sinners and eating with them were the moral utterances of a courageous Righteousness and love (Matthew 9:10, Luke 15:2)
Repent - As God changed His actions, He always remained faithful to His own Righteousness. Again, however, God remained faithful to His absolutes of Righteousness in His relation to and with man
Millennium - The Lord Himself will reign over the earth in Righteousness, and all the inhabitants of the world will learn Righteousness
Justice - A principle of Righteousness and equity, controlling our conduct, and securing a due regard to all the rights of others-their persons, property, character, and interests. It forms a chief element of the character approved in God's word; and a truly just man has but to "love mercy, and walk humbly with God," to fulfil all Righteousness
Ham - Ham, my destroyer! Preacher of Righteousness! she cried, open thy door! Where is thy God? Open thy door and I will believe. ...
Why do the sons of our preachers of Righteousness so often go wrong? you will often hear it asked. After the clean beasts and the beasts tlmt are not clean shall have witnessed against Ham, and before Ham is taken away, he will be taken and questioned and made to tell how busy his father was, day and night, all these years, preaching Righteousness and building the ark. Everybody all around knew what went on among the slime-pits by day and among the warm woods by night,-everybody but the preacher of Righteousness. And thus it was that, as soon as the preacher of Righteousness stepped out of the ark, he did exactly what we could have told you he would do. And yet another, that the whole history is a mysticism, and that the preacher of Righteousness was only drunk in a figure. And it is easy for us sitting here, with all our passions at our heel for the moment, to moralise over the preacher of Righteousness when he awoke from his wine. Let us think of Noah as a preacher of Righteousness; as the builder of the ark; as elected, protected, and delivered by God; and as, with all his falls, all the time in God's sure covenant of peace, and under God's rainbow and God's oath
Justification - Catholic dogma, equally with Protestant, safeguards the Divine initiative and the work of Christ, but neither the honour of Christ nor individual assurance, since, concerning the former, Christ, though His Righteousness is available for our salvation, is not regarded as indwelling in us as our Righteousness; and, concerning the latter, the organized machinery of means of grace brings in all the elements of uncertainty, leaving the doctrine unsatisfactory in the most crucial point, Luther’s is a purely religious conception, vastly deeper within its limits than the other, comprising not only pardon of sin and escape from the Divine wrath, but peace of conscience and assurance of salvation. The growing consciousness of Divine force is mediated in the Hebrew spirit by sacrifice, prayer, wisdom, and prophetic inspiration; in the experience of suffering also very notably, as in Jeremiah and Deutero-Isaiah; in mystical union with the righteous spirit of the Law, as in the finer Psalms; and realized as pardon of sin (Psalms 32), life in God’s favour (Psalms 30), Righteousness (Psalms 4, etc. ]'>[1]0; ‘His high-priesthood’[15]; ‘His Righteousness the Publican - The publican was as possessed with his sinfulness as the Pharisee was possessed with his Righteousness. The Pharisee thought that no other man in all the world was at all his equal in his Righteousness, and that was exactly what the publican thought about himself in his sinfulness. Samuel Rutherford used to pose the saints of his day with this dilemma, which of the two miracles they will wonder most at to all eternity, their justification or their sanctification? For what is justification? Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein He pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, only for the Righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone. And what is sanctification? Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto Righteousness. He had often fallen back in the agony of his heart on such Scriptures as this: "As for me, I will behold Thy face in Righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness
Fruit - Paul (Ephesians 5:9), ‘is in all goodness and Righteousness and truth,’ and the more familiar passage in Galatians 5:22 speaks of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ as ‘love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control. the seed which bears the fruit) of Righteousness is sown in peace for them that make peace. ’ The ‘fruit of Righteousness’ is an OT phrase, and meets us again in Philippians 1:11 and Hebrews 12:11, where ‘righteousness,’ or conformity to the highest moral standard, is described as the ‘peaceful fruit’ of discipline patiently endured
Refuge - And how truly blessed is it to discover, that in his person, blood, and Righteousness, as the glorious Head and Mediator of his redeemed, they are secretly and securely hid with Christ in God; so that neither law nor justice, sin nor Satan, death nor hell, the world nor the grave, can come to injure them. As the man-slayer found in this city of refuge a blessed exchange, and a safe inclosure, both under one, so soul-murderers, when taking shelter in Christ, barter their sins for his Righteousness, and find peace and safety in the blood of his cross. And when we are enabled, by the sweet teaching of the Holy Ghost, to discern Christ thus preached to our fathers in type and figure, what an infinite importance do such views tend to convey, when we find both in law and prophets every minute circumstance pointing to him who is "the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth
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Man was created in the likeness of God as to the perfection of his nature, in knowledge (Colossians 3:10 ), Righteousness, and holiness (Ephesians 4:24 ), and as having dominion over all the inferior creatures (Genesis 1:28 )
Crown - Paul envisioned “a crown of Righteousness” for himself and others (2 Timothy 4:8 ), and James anticipated “the crown of life” (James 1:12 )
Everlasting Punishment - The gospel is a present, historical revelation of end-of-time Righteousness and wrath (Romans 1:16-17 )
Apocalypse - It is full of prophetic grandeur, and awful in its hieroglyphics and mystic symbols: seven seals opened, seven trumpets sounded, seven vials poured out; mighty antagonists and hostile powers, full of malignity against Christianity, and for a season oppressing it, but at length defeated and annihilated; the darkened heaven, tempestuous sea, and convulsed earth fighting against them, while the issue of the long combat is the universal reign of peace and truth and Righteousness-the whole scene being relieved at intervals by a choral burst of praise to God the Creator, and Christ the Redeemer and Governor
Burden - Therefore, in Righteousness he is compelled to judge them
Regeneration - Only in the new heavens and earth, "wherein dwelleth Righteousness," will sin and evil be entirely absent
Bow - Though the divine Righteousness requires a deluge of wrath on the faithless, God's faithfulness will only shine forth on the elect remnant the brighter for the tribulation that necessarily precedes (compare Isaiah 54:8-10)
Intercession - His pleading as Advocate is for His believing people, claiming their justification as a matter of right, on the ground of His Righteousness
Everlasting Punishment - The gospel is a present, historical revelation of end-of-time Righteousness and wrath (Romans 1:16-17 )
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His presence on earth is a demonstration as to the world of sin, of Righteousness, and of judgement
Day of the Lord - The Righteousness of Jehovah demanded that the sins of His people as well as those of the heathen should be punished
Clement - For thus saith the scripture, in a certain place, 'I will appoint their bishops in Righteousness, and their deacons in faith
Weighing - What a sweet thought is it to the believer in Jesus that he is weighed only in person of his Lord, where can be found no lightness or deficiency! Jesus's Righteousness is indeed "current money with the merchant
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Psalm 97:2 (a) The type is used here to describe the atmosphere of Righteousness and judgment in which GOD dwells
Heaven - Believers "look for NEW HEAVENSand a new earth, wherein dwelleth Righteousness
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His ascension is a demonstration through the presence of the Holy Spirit that sin is in the world and Righteousness in heaven, for the very One they rejected has been received by the Father into heaven
Convert - Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with Righteousness
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Judges 1:23 (b) This probably refers to any so-called Righteousness or plan of salvation, which is contaminated by the works of the flesh, or by depending upon merit in the sight of GOD
Fowl - How foolish of man, who can do all these things, to fall so far beneath the ‘fowls,’ and worry over food and drink, when his first duty is to seek the kingdom of God and His Righteousness!...
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Philosophy - Holiness toward God, Righteousness toward man, and the control of the passions, rest on love, not merely to an abstract dogma, but to the person of Him who first loved us and bought us at the cost of His own blood
Emmanuel - The infinite dignity of his person gives an infinite merit to his work, and cannot fail, both in his blood and Righteousness, to justify his people, and render them truly acceptable in the sight of God their Father, and fully secure to them the everlasting blessedness and glory of heaven
Daniel, the Stylite - " In his last will to his disciples, after commending them to the common Father of all, and to the Saviour Who died for them, Daniel bade them "hold fast humility, practise obedience, exercise hospitality, keep the fasts, observe the vigils, love poverty, and above all maintain charity, which is the first and great commandment; avoid the tares of the heretics; separate never from the church your mother: if you do these things your Righteousness shall be perfect
Statue - So, too, God made man in His own “image,” reflecting some of His own perfections: perfect in knowledge, Righteousness, and holiness, and with dominion over the creatures ( Zebulun - They shall call the people unto the mountain, there shall they offer sacrifices of Righteousness
Law - ) In morals: The will of God as the rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible beings toward him and toward each other; a rule of living, conformable to Righteousness; the rule of action as obligatory on the conscience or moral nature
Daniel - In the prophecies of Ezekiel mention is made of Daniel as a pattern of Righteousness, Ezekiel 14:14; Ezekiel 14:20, and wisdom, Ezekiel 28:3
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"The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but Righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
Crown - In some passages the reference to the games is clear, 1 Corinthians 9:25 ; 2 Timothy 4:8 ("crown of Righteousness"); it may be so in 1 Peter 5:4 , where the fadeless character of "the crown of glory" is set in contrast to the garlands of earth
Candlestick - The artificial light had to give place each morning to the light of the sun which rendered it needless, as the light of Old Testament ordinances gives place to the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2). Jesus coming to the temple at daybreak (John 8:1-2), as they were extinguishing the artificial lights in the face of the superior light of the rising sun, virtually says, "Your typical light is passing away, I am the Sun of Righteousness, the True Light
Image - To this must be added, in the light of such passages as Ephesians 4:24 and Colossians 3:10 , the idea of actual moral conformity of actual knowledge, Righteousness, and holiness as pertaining to the perfection of the image. that ‘image’ referred to the body, ‘likeness’ to the intellectual nature; or ‘image’ to the intellectual, ‘likeness’ to the moral, faculties; or, as in Roman Catholic theology, ‘image’ to the natural attributes of intelligence and freedom, ‘likeness’ to a superadded endowment of supernatural Righteousness must, as already hinted, be pronounced untenable
Bind - It is a picture of that person who thinks that he can clothe himself in his own robe of Righteousness by his good works, and his religious activities. We must wear the imputed Righteousness of GOD in order to enter Heaven
Marriage - The man therefore whom the king finds at his table without the wedding garment, is a type or repre%sentation of every one of the same description and character, who contumaciously refuses to be clothed with the robe of Christ's Righteousness, but comes before the king with the filthy rags of his own Righteousness; and as at the sight and remonstrance of the king that man was speechless, unable to speak a word by way of softening his guilt, so at the last day, when the Lord Jesus shall come to be glorified m his saints, and admired in all that believe, all that are found without the justifying garment of Jesus's salvation will be struck dumb, and overwhelmed with guilt and shame
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The judgment upon the “wicked” is particularly strong in Proverbs, where the authors contrast the advantages of wisdom and Righteousness and the disadvantages of the “wicked” ( Righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee” ( One - , Adam's transgression, in contrast to the "one act of Righteousness," i. , the death of Christ (not as AV, "the offense of one," and "the Righteousness of one"); (b) metaphorically, "union" and "concord," e
Death of Christ - There is, on the one hand, the factor which consists of all those facts or phenomena in the individual and social life and history of mankind which fall under the designation of sin or moral evil; and, on the other, the moral government of God, which presides immanently, persistently, and universally over the relations between sin and the moral order of things or the order of Righteousness. These three factors constitute that actual moral course that the world is ever following; and the predestined end of their relation to one another will be realized in the complete and eternal victory and triumph of Righteousness over sin, through the unerring and all-sufficient administrative judgments of God’s moral government of the world (Matthew 13:41-43, 1 Corinthians 15:24-28). And it was from the point of view of Sin, Righteousness, and Judgment that He contemplated the fullest and profoundest significance of His obedience unto death. It was on the place of His death in the moral order of the world, and as therein related to man’s sin and God’s governmental judgment, that He depended for the victory and triumph of Righteousness over Sin in the dispensation of the Spirit (John 17:7-11). He fulfilled all Righteousness in the course of His obedience unto death, freely and perfectly uniting Himself and all the activities of His will and life with the will and purpose of God, and with Him His Father was well pleased. This conjunction of Righteousness and sin, and their creative influence on His earthly history and experience, affected Him in three ways, each of which should have a regulative effect on every one’s thoughts as to the meaning and value of His death. The supreme distinction of the cross, as our Lord Himself understood it and trusted and hoped in it, as related to man’s redemption, was the unique, stupendous, tragic conjunction of sin and Righteousness and judgment, a moral tragedy of which the cross was but the outward visible symbol. In the tragic moral truth of this event God and Christ and man, God’s Righteousness and love in Christ, man’s sin and salvation, and eternal judgment, were and are all directly concerned in the highest degree. His mediation in the Spirit, which will be continued until the Kingdom of God is perfected, is dependent for its existence and efficiency on the moral and historical conditions provided in His earthly life of obedience unto death, and in the revelation of sin, Righteousness, and judgment in which the completion of His work in the flesh issued. —(5) The moral means in question consist in the revelation of the holy gracious love or Righteousness of God as realized by Christ, and manifested in His life and death of perfect self-sacrifice for the world’s salvation
Gospel - There being no Righteousness to reward, Yahweh Acts to create Righteousness in Israel (45:8; 61:3,10-11). Through the Servant's work, many will be justified (53:11); those who possess no Righteousness (43:25-28) will be acquitted. Israel's own unrighteousness was to persist; the Servant appointed to bear her iniquities has not yet appeared. In offering his Son as a sacrifice for sins ( Romans 3:25 a), God demonstrates his Righteousness (3:25b, 26). "A Righteousness from God is revealed" in the gospel ( <
Romans, Epistle to the - Nowhere have men attained God’s Righteousness: everywhere are the signs of God’s wrath. Paul only lays down the broad truth that God must judge the world in Righteousness, and apparently he further replies to Jewish objectors by a tu quoque argument. ...
To meet this utter failure of men, God has revealed in Christ Jesus a new way of Righteousness, all-embracing as the need. The Righteousness of God is thus assured to men who will receive it in faith. ...
Does not this Righteousness through faith make void the Law? St. His trust in God was reckoned unto him for Righteousness. Surely it was for our sakes that the phrase ‘was reckoned unto him for Righteousness’ was used in the story of Abraham. Grace must reign till the kingdom of death has become the kingdom of an undying Righteousness (Romans 5:1-21 ). But what are the facts? The Jews, in seeking to establish their own Righteousness, have failed to find the Righteousness of God. They have failed, because the coming of Christ puts an end to legal Righteousness, a fact to which Moses himself bears testimony
John the Baptist - John sought ‘to make men “proselytes of Righteousness” in a new and higher order. He came, as Jesus once said, “in the way of Righteousness”; and the Righteousness he wished men to possess … did not consist in mere obedience to the law of a carnal commandment, but in repentance towards God and deliberate self-consecration to His kingdom’ (Lambert, The Sacraments in the NT , p. It was part of His fulfilment of all Righteousness ( Matthew 3:15 ), and was followed by His anointing with the Holy Spirit
Self-Surrender - It is a voluntary act, implying the ‘presenting’ of ourselves unto God, and involving the ‘presenting’ of our ‘members as instruments of Righteousness unto God’ ( Romans 6:13 ; cf
Obedience - If people develop the habit of obeying God, they will become true servants of Righteousness and therefore true servants of God
Christianity - Psalm 110 declared that His priesthood should be one "forever, after the order of Melchizeded" (the king of Righteousness and king of peace), to which the Levitical priesthood did homage in the person of Abraham their ancestor, paying tithes to Melchizedek (compare Hebrew 6-7)
Veil - For Paul, Moses' practice illustrated the superiority of the new covenant: Christians see the abiding splendor of the era of the Spirit and God-given Righteousness; Israel saw the fading splendor of the era of death reflected in Moses' face (2 Corinthians 3:7-11 )
Lamb - " (Isaiah 53:7) And what endears Christ in this lovely character, and which the typical representation of the lamb eminently sets forth, he is both the covering for his people, and their sustenance; for his Righteousness is their garment of salvation, and "his flesh is meat indeed, and his blood drink indeed
Tree - Hence, in this point of view, are the "trees of the garden and of the forest, the trees of Righteousness, and of the Lord's right hand planting;" but chiefly and above all in beholding that most striking and lovely representation of Jesus, under the similitude of the tree of life
Sealing - This could not be until redemption had been wrought and Righteousness secured thus for man
Antoninus, Pius, Emperor - The character of this prince as loving Righteousness and mercy, choosing rather, in his own noble words, "to save the life of one citizen than to slay a thousand foes," shewed itself, as in other things, so also in his treatment of the Christians of the empire
Absalom - (This reconciliation was effected at the expense of Righteousness, and without any repentance on Absalom's part — a total contrast to God's ministry of reconciliation
Servant - The saints are called servants of God, or of Righteousness and the wicked are called the servants of sin
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2: καταλαμβάνω (Strong's #2638 — Verb — katalambano — kat-al-am-ban'-o ) "to seize, to apprehend," whether physically or mentally, is rendered "attain" in the sense of making something one's own, appropriating a thing, Romans 9:30 , said of the Gentiles, who through the Gospel have "attained" to, or laid hold of, the Righteousness which is of faith, in contrast to the present condition of Israel; in 1 Corinthians 9:24 , of securing a prize, RV, "attain," for AV, "obtain
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The principal work of Joshua was to lead the Israelites into the land of promise, not on the ground of their Righteousness, but of the promises made to the fathers; the subjugation of the former inhabitants, and dividing the land as a possession for the twelve tribes, and these things are recorded in the BOOK OF JOSHUA
Ministering, Ministration, Ministry - , 2 Corinthians 3:9 , "of Righteousness;" 2 Corinthians 5:18 , "of reconciliation;" (6) of the general "ministry" of a servant of the Lord preaching and teaching, Acts 20:24 ; 2 Corinthians 4:1 ; 6:3 ; 11:8 ; 1 Timothy 1:12 , RV, "(to His) service;" 2 Timothy 4:5 ; undefined in Colossians 4:17 ; (7) of the Law, as a "ministration" of death, 2 Corinthians 3:7 ; of condemnation, 3:9
Contribution - Some were organized collections, while others were the offering of alms as expressions of Acts of mercy or "acts of Righteousness. The "performing of Righteousness" has no fixed measure (1:1)
Responsibility - 4) and "The Righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him" (v. However, God has revealed a Righteousness that comes through faith to all who believe in Jesus Christ (3:22)
Gentleness (2) - He is conscious of sinlessness; He looks upon sin as the great tragedy of human life, but His passion for Righteousness does not make Him harsh in judgment or unmerciful in dealing (cf. His intense love of holiness, quick moral sensitiveness, and stainless purity, made Him uncompromisingly stern in His rebuke of a self-righteousness which had little capacity of repentance; but He combined with that a deep insight into the possibilities of sin-marred natures; and by His disclosure to them of dormant powers of being, and the tenderness of His dealing with them, He won them to repentance and a new life (Luke 7:36-50; Luke 19:1-10)
Ark of God - The ark was typical of Christ, in that it figured the manifestation of divine Righteousness (gold) in man; the mercy-seat was Jehovah's throne, the place of His dwelling on earth. In the ark were placed the two tables of stone (the Righteousness demanded by God from man), and afterwards the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded
Armour - The complete equipment consists of six pieces, defensive and offensive-the girdle of truth, the breastplate of Righteousness, the sandals of readiness to carry good tidings, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Isaiah (59:17) had already suggested the thought of a panoply in which God Himself is clothed, and the writer of Wisdom had worked it out thus (5:17-20): ‘He shall take His jealousy as complete armour; … He shall put on Righteousness as a breastplate, and shall array Himself with judgment unfeigned as with a helmet; He shall take holiness as an invincible shield, and He shall sharpen stern wrath for a sword
Iniquity - The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the Righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him” ( Righteousness (Isa. ...
The Septuagint has several translations: anomia (“lawlessness”); kopos (“work; labor; toil”); mataios (“empty; fruitless; useless; powerless”); poneria (“wickedness; maliciousness; sinfulness”); and adikia (“unrighteousness; wickedness; injustice”)
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In Job 36 Elihu ascribes Righteousness to his Maker, and assures Jobthat "He that is perfect in knowledge is with thee. ...
Twice Job is mentioned along with Noah and Daniel in connection with 'righteousness' when the state of Israel had become so iniquitous that if these three men had been there, even their Righteousness would have delivered their own souls only, but would not have saved so much as a son or a daughter
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It may be noted that Daniel, fourteen years after his deportation from Jerusalem, is mentioned by (Ezekiel 14:14 ) along with Noah and Job as distinguished for his Righteousness, and some five years later he is spoken of as pre-eminent for his wisdom (28:3)
Tabernacle - " And by virtue of Christ's human nature, to which his whole body, the church, is united; all, and every individual member, the weakest and humblest, as well as the strongest and the highest, have their completeness in the justifying Righteousness of his person to bear them up, and bring them on before JEHOVAH, in grace here, and to bear them home, and bring them in before JEHOVAH in his three-fold character of person, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, in glory for evermore
Thorns Thistles - Just as the earth ‘which drinketh in the rain that Cometh off upon it,’ and in spite of that ‘beareth thorns and briers, is rejected,’ so too will those who, endowed with all blessings and graces from above, fail to bring forth the fruits of Righteousness
Easter Day - It is worthy of notethat "the idea of sunrise is self-evident in the English nameof the Festival on which the Sun of Righteousness arose from thedarkness of the grave
Rellyanists - In general they appear to believe that there will be a resurrection to life, and a resurrection to condemnation; that believers only will be among the former, who as first fruits, and kings and priests, will have part in the first resurrection, and shall reign with Christ in his kingdom of the millennium; that unbelievers who are after raised, must wait the manifestation of the Saviour of the world, under that condemnation of conscience which a mind in darkness and wrath must necessarily feel; that believers, called kings and priests, will be made the medium of communication to their condemned brethren; and like Joseph to his brethren, though he spoke roughly to them, in reality overflowed with affection and tenderness; that ultimately every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that in the Lord they have Righteousness and strength; and thus every enemy shall be subdued to the kingdom and glory of the Great Mediator
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After the introduction (1:1-15), the apostle presents in it divers aspects and relations the doctrine of justification by faith ((1:16-11:36)) on the ground of the imputed Righteousness of Christ
Waiting - It is used again in Galatians 5:5 in reference to an issue of Christian experience, namely ‘the hope of Righteousness’ (ἐλπίδα δικαιοσύνης); but, as a rule, the verb is applied to the Parousia, as in 1 Corinthians 1:7 and Philippians 3:20, while in 1 Peter 3:20 it is found in an absolute sense, of the longsuffering of God in the days of the Flood, though the context suggests that what is waited for is the repentance and moral resurrection of mankind
Winds - wind (Job 37:17; Luke 12:55); so the Holy Spirit first clears away mists of gloom, error, unbelief, and sin, which intercept the light of the Sun of Righteousness, then infuses warmth (2 Corinthians 4:6), causing the graces to exhale their odor
Jacob - This claim was recognized as וְכוּח אָבוֹח ‘righteousness of the fathers,’ and was based on Exodus 32:13
Ascension - The ascension (1) allowed Jesus to prepare a heavenly place for His followers (John 14:2 ), (2) return to the Father (John 16:5 ), (3) send the Holy Spirit to the disciples (John 16:7 ) to bring conviction of sin, open the way to Righteousness through faith, and condemn the devil, (4) comfort those suffering for Him through visions of the Ascended One (Acts 7:54-60 ), (5) call persons to fulfill His missionary task (Acts 9:1-18 ), (6) open doors of ministry for His people (2 Corinthians 2:12-14 ), (7) demonstrate God's power and His rule over all who would exercise power and authority on earth or in heaven (Ephesians 1:20-23 ), (8) give gifts for ministry to His people (Ephesians 4:7-12 ), (9) give hope to troubled followers showing they would join Him in glory (Colossians 3:1-4 ), (10) rescue His servants from persecution so they can preach His gospel (2 Timothy 4:16-18 ), (11) demonstrate that glory, not death, is God's final word for the Son and for disciples (Hebrews 2:9 ), (12) exercise a heavenly priesthood (Hebrews 4:14 ), (13) make revelation of future trials and final victory possible (Revelation 1:1 ), (14) discipline His church so He may have fellowship with it and provide final full fellowship in ruling with Christ (Revelation 3:19-22 )
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2 Peter 1:9 (b) This is the description of one who has been instructed in the way of Righteousness, has learned the precious provisions of the Lord but has failed to take advantage of the blessings thus offered
Covenant - He gave him also the covenant of circumcision, Genesis 17:10-14 ; Acts 7:8 , — a seal of the Righteousness of faith
Confidence - ’ He mentions, too, many wonderful gifts of God-‘life in immortality, splendour in Righteousness, truth in boldness, faith in confidence, and temperance in sanctification’ (xxxv
Flesh - Legal Righteousness, and ceremonial services
Noble - 42:21: “The Lord is well pleased for his Righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable [3]
Generation - Isaiah spoke about the Lord’s lasting Righteousness and said that His deliverance is everlasting (literally, “generation of generations”—v
Baptism - Jesus was baptized by John "to fulfill all Righteousness," Matthew 3:15
Jacob - This claim was recognized as וְכוּח אָבוֹח ‘righteousness of the fathers,’ and was based on Exodus 32:13
Backsliding - In the teachings of Christ and his apostles the people of God are exhorted to persevere in Righteousness and holiness, so as not to fall under divine condemnation. The cure for backsliding is found in the abiding love and mercy of God who remains faithful to his promise of grace in Christ Jesus, whose Righteousness and salvation is apprehended through true faith and repentance
Beam And Mote - It pretends to zeal for Righteousness, but really cares only for personal superiority. A zeal for Righteousness which begins with correction of others stands convicted of dishonesty at the outset
Dead Sea Scrolls - The key figure in the early history of the sect was the Teacher of Righteousness, an otherwise unnamed individual who gave the sect direction and focus in its early stages. The sect believed that God had revealed to the Teacher of Righteousness the mysteries concerning the Law. Led by the Teacher of Righteousness, who was himself a priest, the sect rejected the temple cult in Jerusalem as it was currently practiced and probably even the ruling priesthood as being illegitimate. This document also provides important information about the origins of the community, praising the Teacher of Righteousness and castigating his chief adversary, the Scoffer, or the Man of Lies. The meaning of these mysteries was hidden until God revealed them to the Teacher of Righteousness and some of his followers; hence the need for interpretation. The commentaries are filled with enigmatic historical allusions to figures related to the history of the sect, such as the Teacher of Righteousness, the Man of Lies, the Wicked Priest, and the Lion of Wrath. One noteworthy example is the interpretation of Habakkuk 2:4 ("The righteous shall live by faith"), which was so important for Paul's understanding of justification by faith in Christ ( Romans 1:17 ; Galatians 3:11 ): the commentator views the righteous as those who are characterized by obedience to the Law and faithfulness to (the teachings of) the Teacher of Righteousness
Conversion - God declared to Isaiah that “Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with Righteousness” (Isaiah 1:27 ). The emotions are changed in that evil is hated and Righteousness is loved, whereas before conversion evil was loved and Righteousness was hated
Lamentations, Theology of - The Righteousness of God is affirmed (1:18). Given the evil of his people, however, more is said in Lamentations about God's anger than about his Righteousness. Wrath, idiomatically described as "hot of nose, " is expressive of God's Righteousness
Red Heifer - "If Righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. And it is doubly blessed, under the gospel, to behold the whole fulfilled in the person, blood, and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord give his people grace, while beholding the law as having "a shadow of good things to come," to know that Christ is the substance, and that Christ is indeed "the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth!"...
Jesus, the Lord - At thirty years of age He took His place in Jordan with the repentant remnant of Israel, entering in by the door according to divine appointment, and He fulfilled Righteousness in being baptised of John. He will purge out of His kingdom all evil and reign in Righteousness, King of Righteousness and King of Peace
Fulness of the Time - It was a time of high-strung unrest and expectancy; yet although the prospect of political emancipation was to a large extent entertained, there were multitudes of earnest souls yearning for a higher form of deliverance, the dawn of a reign of Righteousness and peace, in the benefits of which not Israel only, but the whole world, should share. Thus the conception of the Divine unity and Righteousness was being spread over a large section of the heathen world. Thus was brought about a mutual action and reaction of Jewish and Greek ideas, and a soil was being made ready for a more elevated spiritual teaching, based on the unity of the Godhead and the eternal obligation of Righteousness
Paul as a Preacher - The cross of Christ was profitable to Paul for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in Righteousness: and nothing else was of any real interest or any real profit to Paul. ...
"Christ hath merited Righteousness for as many as are found in Him. Then, although we be in ourselves altogether sinful and unrighteous, yet even the man who is in himself impious, full of iniquity, full of sin; him being found in Christ through faith, and having his sin in hatred through repentance, him God beholdeth with a gracious eye; putteth away his sin by not imputing it; taketh quite away the punishment due thereunto, by pardoning it; and accepteth him in Christ Jesus, as perfectly righteous, as if he had fulfilled all that is commanded him in the law; shall I say more perfectly righteous than if himself had fulfilled the whole law? I must take heed what I say, but the apostle saith, 'God made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him. It is our wisdom, and our comfort: we care for no knowledge in the world but this, that man hath sinned, and God hath suffered: that God hath made Himself the sin of men, and that men are made the Righteousness of God
Pharisees - " To which Paul alludes, Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:15, "separated unto the gospel of God"; once "separated" unto legal self Righteousness. They by their "traditions" made God's word of none effect; opposed bitterly the Lord Jesus, compassed His death, provoking Him to some "hasty words" (apostomatizein ) which they might catch at and accuse Him; and hired Judas to betray Him; "strained out gnats, while swallowing camels" (image from filtrating wine); painfully punctilious about legal trifles and casuistries, while reckless of truth, Righteousness, and the fear of God; cleansing the exterior man while full of iniquity within, like "whited sepulchres" (Mark 7:6-13; Luke 11:42-44; Luke 11:53-54; Luke 16:14-15); lading men with grievous burdens, while themselves not touching them with one of their fingers. )...
Paul's remembrance of his former bondage as a rigid Pharisee produced that reaction in his mind, upon his embracing the gospel, that led to his uncompromising maintenance, under the Spirit of God, of Christian liberty and justification by faith only, in opposition to the yoke of ceremonialism and the Righteousness which is of the law (Galatians 4; 5). The Sadducees, the wealthy aristocrats, originally in political and practical dealings with the Syrians relied more on worldly prudence, the Pharisees more insisted on considerations of legal Righteousness, leaving events to God
Heavens, New - In 2 Peter 3:13 the new world is described as one “in which Righteousness dwells” (NAS)
Dead Sea Scrolls - Unlike many Essene groups, they were celibates, and they traced their origin to a “Teacher of Righteousness,” a messianic figure of whom little is known except that he was a priest, possibly a high priest
Hospitality - For the Bedouins, it was an expression of Righteousness
Comfort - He appears in Christ's behalf as mediator, intercessor, helper, and comforter: "he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and Righteousness and judgment He will guide you into all truth
Interpret, Interpretation, Interpreter - , "being interpreted," King of Righteousness)
Teacher (2) - His truth liberates and saves; and those who receive it into their hearts and minds are thereby raised to a higher and a nobler life of Righteousness and holiness, and are endued with power to become ‘sons of God’ (John 1:12)
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Some of Jesus' strongest outbursts were directed at the Pharisees, who masqueraded their superficial conformity to Jewish ceremonial laws as sincere and sufficient Righteousness in the sight of God
Lawlessness - Nevertheless, He came fulfilling all Righteousness (Matthew 3:15), and appealing to the Law in the face of temptation (Matthew 4:4-10)
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God remembers the sins of the fathers upon the children, and vindicates His Righteousness as Ruler of the nations by making an entail of curse go down from one generation to another for the unexpiated guilt of bloodshed and violation of covenants
Blue - Linen yarns also were woven with these to remind the people of GOD of GOD's Righteousness given to them as a gift to make them acceptable to GOD
Manger - Hence, therefore, the Lord Jesus, in his coming to redeem our nature, will, from the manger to the cross, debase, humble, and empty himself, and make himself of no reputation, yea, become "sin and a curse for us, when he knew no sin, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
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(c) ‘Commend’ is used to translate συνίστημι (1) in Romans 3:5, in the sense of demonstration, setting in clearer light (‘but if our unrighteousness commendeth the Righteousness of God, what shall we say?’); (2) in Romans 5:8, in the sense of making proof of (‘God commendeth his own love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’); (3) in the sense of introduction in Romans 16:1 (‘I commend unto you Phœbe our sister’)
Felix - At the second Paul, before Felix and Drusilla, Felix's Jewish wife, who was curious to "hear him concerning the faith of Christ," so reasoned of "righteousness and temperance (both of which Felix outraged as a governor and a man, having seduced from her husband) and judgment to come" that Felix "trembled" before his prisoner, but deferred repentance, saying, "when I have a convenient season I will call for thee
Unclean - They have been given the gift of Righteousness
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God made for Adam and Eve coats of skins and clothed them, foreshadowing the need for a vicarious sacrifice, and the Righteousness that could only come to them through death
Tomorrow - ” In a few passages the Akkadian idiom is closely paralleled—the phrase yom mâchâr is used: “So shall my Righteousness answer for me in time to come [1] …” ( Adam - ...
God made for Adam and Eve coats of skins and clothed them, foreshadowing the need for a vicarious sacrifice, and the Righteousness that could only come to them through death
Iniquity - means unrighteousness. It is used (a) of iniquity in general, Matthew 7:23 ; 13:41 ; 23:28 ; 24:12 ; Romans 6:19 (twice); 2 Corinthians 6:14 , RV, "iniquity" (AV, "unrighteousness"); 2 Thessalonians 2:3 , in some mss. See LAWLESSNESS , TRANSGRESSION , UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. ...
2: ἀδικία (Strong's #93 — Noun Feminine — adikia — ad-ee-kee'-ah ) denotes "unrighteousness," lit. , "unrightness" (a, negative, dike, "right"), a condition of not being right, whether with God, according to the standard of His holiness and Righteousness, or with man, according to the standard of what man knows to be right by his conscience. are, "the steward of unrighteousness" and "the judge of injustice," the subjective genitive describing their character; in Luke 18:6 the meaning is "injustice" and so perhaps in Romans 9:14 . The word is usually translated "unrighteousness," but is rendered "iniquity" in Luke 13:27 ; Acts 1:18 ; 8:23 ; 1 Corinthians 13:6 , AV (RV, "unrighteousness"); so in 2 Timothy 2:19 ; James 3:6
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As contrary to the nature, worship, love, and service to God, sin is called ungodliness; as a violation of the law of God and of the claims of man, it is a transgression or trespass; as a deviation from eternal rectitude, it is called iniquity or unrighteousness; as the evil and bitter root of all actual transgression, the depravity transmitted from our first parents to all their seed, it is called "original sin," or in the Bible," the flesh," "the law of sin and death," etc. ...
"Sin" is also sometimes put for the sacrifice of expiation, the sin offering, described in Leviticus 4:3,25,29 also, Romans 8:3 and in 2 Corinthians 5:21 , Paul says that God was pleased that Jesus, who knew no sin, should be our victim of expiation: "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
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As the promise found its fulfillment in Christ, so also the law, for He fulfilled it for us that He might be "the Lord our Righteousness," "the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth" (Jeremiah 23:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Romans 10:4; Matthew 3:15; Matthew 5:17; Isaiah 42:21; Isaiah 45:24-25)
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And might there not be somewhat typical in the thing itself, in reference to the future call (as was all along intended) of the Gentile church? I beg the reader to read that sweet passage of the prophet Isaiah 19:18-25; and see the rich promises of the call of Egypt with Assyria, when the Lord shall set up the New Testament altar, even the Lord Jesus Christ, in the midst of the land of Egypt; and five cities shall speak the language of Canaan, even the gospel language of salvation by the blood and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. And I would ask, Is not that day, yea, that very day, at hand? Hath not the Lord, even now, been planting the gospel in Egypt? Hath not our God, when working by terrible things in Righteousness, as he doth in the present awful war, caused even the Musselmen and inhabitants of Egypt to look on the congregations and prayer meetings of some of our pious soldiers who have been there? The writer of this hath himself received testimony to this striking providence of our God from a faithful soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a faithful servant of his king and country, who was there, and an eye-witness to such characters looking in upon them, when he and a few of his devout comrades met together to read the Scriptures, and pray, and sing praises to the Lord
Sacrifice (2) - He is implicitly the Saviour in that His Person and work are alone the guarantee of the will of the Father, in that He embodies the attractive power of Righteousness, in that He is the source of healing grace to all afflicted ones who come with faith in Him; but He has not yet made surrender to Himself the only way of salvation. Moreover, the whole mission of our Lord and the whole meaning of His teaching was to deliver man from sin, to make him love, and long for, Righteousness. That Christ should think of His coming death as certain to break for ever the cords of their worldliness, so that their love for Him might draw them away from the world unto Righteousness and God, is perfectly conceivable. He bears their sins that they should live unto Righteousness. Just as the suffering of a mother for her erring son becomes to that son redemption,—a force to make sin hateful in his eyes,—so the picture of Christ’s suffering for us acts upon our hearts; and our imitation of Him, our suffering borne for Righteousness’ sake, breaks the will of the flesh, so that in St. That Christ ‘suffered once for sin, the just for the unjust’ (1 Peter 3:18), means simply that human sin brought Him to death, a death which love and Righteousness compelled Him to bear for our sakes, and that the spectacle of that Divine transcendent love becomes to all believers a power of regeneration. It is as the Lord of humanity, the spiritual Head, spiritually related to all, that He dies; but He rose again and lives now, so that all who recognize the relationship are compelled, by the love which His perfect sacrifice excites, to break for ever with sin—sin which slew Him—and to live henceforth His life, the life of love and Righteousness (cf. By this he means that Christ’s death was the completion of a life of Righteousness, and the final act of triumph over evil. He submitted to the shameful death of the Cross, because to that the path of Divine Righteousness led Him
Ideas (Leading) - In the former passage, the whole subject of rewards and motives is dealt with, and the end which is to govern our religious life (Matthew 6:1-18) and our secular life (Matthew 6:19-29) is declared to be, not the praise of men (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16), not earthly rewards (Matthew 6:19; Matthew 6:25), but God’s Kingdom and God’s Righteousness (Matthew 5:34-3702). ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things (the necessaries of life) shall be added unto you’ (Matthew 6:33). And what is that Highest? It is the Kingdom and Righteousness of God. All the examples which He gave to show that the Righteousness of the Kingdom must exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, display the operation of this principle. While never ignoring the justice, the Righteousness of God, He made His hearers realize the supremacy of the Divine Love. —In Matthew 6:33, the ideal is set before us in two ways, as an objective aim and as a type of character: ‘Seek ye first his kingdom and his Righteousness. ’ The Righteousness of God is the standard
Redemption (2) - Outside the Law, and in relation to Jehovah, both terms are used of simple salvation or deliverance, especially when attended by impressive displays of power, or the assertion or vindication of Righteousness, or vengeance upon enemies. —The foundations of the NT doctrine of redemption are laid in the OT conceptions of the holiness, Righteousness, and grace of Jehovah, and of sin as something abhorrent to Jehovah’s holiness, which He must needs condemn and punish, but from which He desires to save. In this it is already implied that Jehovah will manifest His power, Righteousness, and love in helping and saving His people, in vindicating their cause when oppressed, in visiting their adversaries with judgments, and in working out great and astonishing deliverances for them when the hour comes for the fulfilment of His promises. Righteousness, in His deliverances, always counts for more than the deliverance itself, which is conditioned by His unerring knowledge of the moral state. Where sin has been the cause of judgments on the individual or nation, redemption includes, in the removal of these evils, forgiveness and restoration to the Divine favour and to Righteousness (cf. Such deliverance was only a means towards serving the God who had redeemed His people in holiness and Righteousness (Luke 1:75). All the Gospels give prominence to the Baptism of Jesus, with its consecration of Himself ‘to fulfil all Righteousness’ (in Mt
Asceticism (2) - The moral preparation for the Kingdom, by repentance and works of Righteousness, was the substance of his teaching (Matthew 3:7-12, Luke 3:1-14). ...
Such being the principal types of contemporary asceticism, it remains to inquire, What attitude did Jesus Himself take up in relation to this asceticism? How far did He identify the life of Righteousness with that ‘vita religiosa’ which has found its fullest expression in Monasticism? To answer this question we must consider (1) the practice of Jesus, and (2) the teaching of Jesus so far as it bears upon the subject. Hence all desires and strivings which have not Righteousness as their ultimate goal must be ruthlessly suppressed; all lesser goods and blessings which hinder and obstruct a man in the pursuit of the summum bonum must unhesitatingly be sacrificed. The condition in any given case is, that the particular good to be sacrificed shall have been ascertained to be an obstacle to the attainment of Righteousness on the part of its possessor—‘if it cause thee to stumble. He admits, indeed, that special circumstances may make it incumbent on an individual to abstain from certain things which others, otherwise situated, may lawfully enjoy; but He does not say that earthly goods, as such, are irreconcilable with Righteousness. The main point is that earthly goods are not to be retained or enjoyed for their own sake, but must be made subordinate and subservient to a higher end, and must ultimately be directed towards the promotion of the Righteousness of the Kingdom of God. The Master who taught that matrimony was a divinely ordered condition, and emphasized in the strongest terms the sanctity of the conjugal relation (Matthew 5:32; 1619169408_46 Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:16), who practised (Luke 2:51) and inculcated the duty of filial obedience and love towards parents (Matthew 15:4-6, Mark 7:10-13), who habitually used the symbolism of the family to express the profoundest and holiest truths of religion, certainly did not mean to teach that family life, as such, was irreconcilable with Righteousness
Ethics - Thereafter Jeremiah knew it was "not for man to direct his steps": he needed to know the Lord who practices and delights in kindness, justice, and Righteousness. ...
So the prophets argued: as Israel went after false idols and became false (2 Kings 17:15 ), so to know and worship the true God would ensure Righteousness in individuals and society. Discussion of ethical problems would be out of place in a worship manual, but a much deeper sense of personal consecration and concern for social Righteousness is evident in Judah's praise and prayer. ...
In the psalms cries for Righteousness are heard repeatedly, sometimes impatiently, demanding that God will arise, wake up, stir himself to intervene within his world. God's kingship fed nationalistic hopes of deliverance through Messiah; delight in God's law sank into rigid legalism, fostering self-righteousness or despair. It fostered self-righteousness and contempt for the weak and sinful (Luke 7:36-50 ; 15:25-32 ; 18:9-14 ; John 8:1-11 )
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In the Authorized Version of NT the word ‘justice’ does not occur, δἰκαιοσύνη being always translated ‘righteousness. This is the general idea of Righteousness; but our word ‘justice’ must be taken as signifying the recognition and fulfilment of what is due from one to another, righteous dealing between persons, each rendering to others what is their right and due. —The justice of God is an aspect of His Righteousness, and belongs, therefore, to His essential nature. He has separated from, and now unsparingly condemns, his past sinful self; and, having thus come over to the side of Righteousness, he is no longer a fit object of the Divine displeasure. Thus for him also justice or Righteousness will be the supreme law of his being, obligatory, not through any human convention, but in virtue of man’s Godlikeness. For a Christian man to say, ‘I have done my neighbour justice, and he has no claim on me for more,’ is to prove false to the Christian ideal; for, in the Kingdom of Righteousness, benevolence is not something that may be withheld, but is simply justice made perfect
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The last of the prophets had foretold the coming of Elijah before the great day of the coming of the Lord, the Sun of Righteousness, the messenger of the covenant. Jesus' own baptism by John was, Christ saith, in order "to fulfill all Righteousness" (Matthew 3:15). Others in being baptized confessed their sins; Jesus professed" all Righteousness. " He submitted, as part of the Righteousness He undertook to fulfill, to be consecrated to His ministry in His 30th year, the age at which the Levites began their ministry (Luke 3:23), by the last of the Old Testament prophets and the harbinger of the New Testament, His own forerunner. Here, and in Romans 6:3-4-5-6, baptism is viewed as identifying us with Christ, by our union to His once crucified and now risen body, and as entailing in us also a death unto sin and a new birth unto Righteousness, and as involving as the final issue our bodily sharing in the likeness of His resurrection, at the coming first resurrection, that of the saints
Eternal Punishment - ‘Eternal life’ is the life of the Kingdom of God, forgiveness, Righteousness, salvation, blessing, whatever that life is declared to be in the teaching of Jesus. ‘Eternal punishment’ is the antithesis of ‘eternal life,’ the penalties upon all unrighteousness inseparably bound up with the Kingdom, and which, in His new teaching of the Kingdom, Jesus plainly sets forth. The Father who ‘seeth in secret’ and rewards unobtrusive Righteousness (Matthew 6:1 ff. Hence the urgency of the call to repentance (Matthew 4:17), and to the obedience of Righteousness as in the Sermon on the Mount, and, at any cost, to ‘crucify the flesh’ which prompts to sin (Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 18:8; Matthew 18:8). The revelation of the all-perfect Father never weakens, but ever adds new emphasis to the call to a life of Righteousness, and to the certainty of penalty for all unrighteousness. The Kingdom is to be all Righteousness, out of it is to be gathered ‘all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity’ (Matthew 13:41)
Dress - Aprons of figleaves were our first parents' earliest attempt at dress to clothe their shame (See ADAM, (See ABEL) (Genesis 3:7; Genesis 3:21); "God made coats of skin and clothed them," doubtless taken from animals slain in sacrifice at His command; type of the garment of Righteousness provided by God through His Son's sacrifice, wherewith we, whose own faulty Righteousness could not clothe our shame, are completely covered so as to stand before the all-searching eye of God (Isaiah 61:10). Paul then, on the confines of two worlds, in this wanted a cloak to cover him from the "winter" cold (2 Timothy 4:21); in that world was about to be "clothed upon with his house from heaven," even as his soul was already covered with the Righteousness of saints
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The goal of the process is to be renewed in holiness, Righteousness, and knowledge after the likeness of God (Ephesians 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10 ), or, what is the same thing, to become more like Jesus Christ by whose stature our maturity is measured (Ephesians 4:13-16 ). Our minds and bodies are then usable as instruments of Righteousness (Romans 6:12-14 ; 12:2 ). The result is that obedience to God is "from the heart"; we become "slaves to Righteousness" (Romans 6:17-19 )
Remnant - 2-3a) with the promise that he would rule in Righteousness (v. By God's measure, more on the order of Righteousness, his triumph is not in doubt (Zephaniah 3:11-13 ). ...
Because the criterion is not ethnicity but Righteousness, the Scripture applies "remnant" language to peoples other than Israel
Reconciliation - The ground on which men are called to be reconciled to God is: ‘Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the Righteousness of God in him’ ( 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 )
Pastor - " Oh, the precious office and character of the Lord Jesus as the Pastor and Shepherd of his people! He feeds, he protects, he heals, he watches over, restores when wandering, and gathers them out from all places whither they have wandered in the cloudy and dark day, and leads them in the paths of Righteousness, for his name's sake
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The fame of John reached the ears of Jesus in Nazareth (Matthew 3:5 ), and he came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized of John, on the special ground that it became him to "fulfil all Righteousness" (3:15)
Seek - , Matthew 12:46,47 , RV, "seeking" (AV, "desiring"); Luke 9:9 , RV, "sought" (AV, "desired"); John 7:19 , RV, "seek ye" (AV, "go ye about"); so John 7:20 ; Romans 10:3 , RV, "seeking" (AV, "going about"); of "seeking" the kingdom of God and His Righteousness, in the sense of coveting earnestly, striving after, Matthew 6:33 ; "the things that are above," Colossians 3:1 ; peace, 1 Peter 3:11 ; (c) "to require or demand," e
Suffering (2) - Only as He was willing to endure whatever human experiences might come to Him could He reveal the Father and help to turn men to Righteousness, by showing them the enormity of sin (Hebrews 13:12)
Moon - As the moon shines in the night, reflecting the sun's light, so the church in this world's night (Romans 13:12) reflects the light of "the Sun of Righteousness" (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Tabor - Herder makes Tabor to be meant when Hoses says of Issachar and Zebulun (Deuteronomy 33:19), "they shall call the people unto the mountain, there they shall offer sacrifices of Righteousness
Wages - But those persecuted for Righteousness’ sake (Matthew 5:11), those whose religious obedience is unobtrusive and self-forgetting (Matthew 6:4; Matthew 6:6; Matthew 6:18), those who help any of God’s servants and do them a kindness for His sake (Matthew 10:41-42, Mark 9:41), those who go beyond the world’s self-regarding way, and love their enemies, and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again (Luke 6:35, Matthew 5:45-46), are servants of the unseen Father
Harvest - In the New Testament, believers may sow and reap a spiritual harvest of Righteousness (2 Corinthians 9:10 )
Ignorant, Ignorance - Likewise, needing the kerygma are the legalists who through ignorance believe that they can effect their own Righteousness (Romans 10:3 )
Peter - "Where sin aboundeth, grace doth much more abound; that as sin hath reigned unto death, so might grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord
Ark of Noah - It was by faith Noah prepared the ark, by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the Righteousness which is by faith
Selah - If the word Selah means the end, perhaps it may be found not to mean the end of the Psalm where it stands, but to a higher end, even pointing to him who is "the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth," and to whom the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms, all refer as the end
Alms, Almsgiving - by which time it is significant that the Hebrew word for ‘righteousness’ had acquired the special sense of almsgiving as in the true text of Matthew 6:1 (see RV Alexander And Rufus - Paul and the rest of the Apostles, of men who had obeyed the word of Righteousness and exercised all patience, ‘and are gone to the place that was due to them from the Lord with whom also they suffered; for they loved not this present world, but Him who died and was raised again by God for us
Musician - And what end, but the end of Christ's triumphs by virtue of his sacrifice? And as Christ is the end of the law for Righteousness to every one that believeth," may not those numberless sweet Psalms which so plainly refer to him, be supposed to be addressed to him as the end? So we find the title of Psalms 6:1-10 and Psalms 12:1-8 to be addressed to the chief musician upon Sheminith
Adam - Paul, who plainly considers Righteousness and holiness the likeness of God
Repentance - Two motives for repentance are presented in scripture: the goodness of God which leads to repentance (Romans 2:4 ) and coming judgement, on account of which God now commands all men to repent (Acts 17:30,31 ); but it is distinctly of His grace and for His glory that this door of return to Him is granted (Acts 11:18 ) in that He has approached man in grace and by His glad tidings, consequent on His Righteousness having been secured in the death of Christ
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The Bible frequently contrasts those who are guilty with expressions that signify Righteousness or just behavior. For example, Job insisted on his Righteousness before the Lord (Job 27:1-6 )
Flood - This evangel with its penetrating analysis of the nature of God, the human possibility for Righteousness or for alienation, and its relevance to salvation history is the proclamation by which Abram was to bring blessing to the entire world (Genesis 12:3 ). Scene after scene exhibits a disclosure of God, the moral nature of His acts, His self-consistent Righteousness, His ever abiding love, His determined will to extricate humanity from its self-inflicted ruin, His determination never to see wrong as ultimately victorious, but to see the fulfilment of His purposes finally and fully
Scorn - It is thus that He uses it to the Pharisees, whose cloak of self-righteousness needed to be pierced through with some sharp weapon, if they were to be brought to the state of mind in which they might be capable of any improvement. The particular offence of Herod on this occasion was his crafty endeavour to get rid of an influential preacher of Righteousness by uttering a threat by the mouth of others, which he had not the courage himself to carry into effect
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It is the morning of life, and if the sun of Righteousness does not dispel the moral mists and fogs before noon, the whole day generally remains overspread and gloomy. We shall look forward, and see the God who has guided us with his counsel, and be enabled to say, 'Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing
Angel - He is called a minister of Righteousness. He therefore sets about to arrange a religion of good works and self-righteousness as a substitute for the Person and work of the Lord JESUS
Trees - ...
Isaiah 61:3 (a) The people of GOD are called "trees of Righteousness" when they are restored, and are again a growing, fruitful nation. ...
Ezekiel 47:7 (b) The river which represents the Holy Spirit, when operating freely, produces converts, saved people who become trees of Righteousness, planted by the river, and bearing fruit
Pilate - But he was unquestionably influenced by the overruling providence of God, to make the Righteousness of his Son appear as clear as the noon day, even when condemned and executed as a malefactor, by the fullest, the most authentic, and the most public evidence:...
1. By the testimony of the Roman centurion and guard, at his crucifixion, to his divinity and Righteousness
Justice - Throughout the Bible, justice is closely connected with Righteousness. Both words have a breadth of meaning in relation to character and conduct, and both are commonly concerned with doing right or being in the right (see Righteousness)
Adam - " There is also an express allusion to the moral image of God, in which man was at first created, in Colossians 3:10 : "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge, after the image of Him that created him;" and in Ephesians 4:24 : "Put on the new man, which after God is created in Righteousness and true holiness. " In these passages the Apostle represents the change produced in true Christians by the Gospel, as a "renewal of the image of God in man; as a new or second creation in that image;" and he explicitly declares, that that image consists in "knowledge," in "righteousness," and in "true holiness. To whatever extent it went, it necessarily excluded all that from man which did not resemble God; it was a likeness to God in "righteousness and true holiness," whatever the degree of each might be, and excluded all admixture of unrighteousness and unholiness. The Apostle adds to knowledge, "righteousness and true holiness;" terms which express, not merely freedom from sin, but positive and active virtue. Adam and Christ were each a public person, a federal head to the whole race of mankind; but the one was the fountain of sin and death, the other of Righteousness and life. But he thus prefigured that one man, by whose Righteousness the "free gift comes upon all men to justification of life. By the imputation of the first Adam's sin, and the communication of his fallen, depraved nature, death reigned over those who had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression; and through the Righteousness of the Second Adam, and the communication of a divine nature by the Holy Spirit, favour and grace shall much more abound in Christ's true followers unto eternal life
Priest (2) - (β) The meaning of the name ‘Melchizedek’ is used to suggest the thought of Righteousness. The order and connexion of Righteousness and peace are noted in Hebrews. First comes Righteousness as the basis of relation to God, and then peace as the outcome of Righteousness. Righteousness without peace vindicates the Law and punishes sin, peace without Righteousness ignores the Law and condones sin. Righteousness and peace when combined honour the Law while pardoning sin
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The Redeemer is called "the second Adam," 1 Corinthians 15:45 , as being the head of his spiritual seed, and the source of Righteousness and life to all believers, as the first Adam was the sorrow of sin and death to all his seed
Fall of Man - They prove the loss not only of innocence but of original Righteousness, and, with it, of the favour and fellowship of God
Job, Book of - It is a book of manifold instruction, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in Righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 )
Lamb - " The garment of salvation, and the robe of Righteousness are just His own wonderful self given to us to cover all our sins and discrepancies
Prov'Erbs, Book of - 10-24 with the title "The Proverbs of Solomon," consist of three parts: (Proverbs 10:1-22 ; Proverbs 10:16 ) a collection of single proverbs and detached sentences out of the region of moral teaching and worldly prudence; (Proverbs 22:17-24 ; Proverbs 22:21 ) a more connected didactic poem, with an introduction, (Proverbs 22:17-22 ) which contains precepts of Righteousness and prudence; (Proverbs 24:23-34 ) with the inscription "These also belong to the wise," a collection of unconnected maxims, which serve as an appendix to the preceding
Bondage - Paul surely uses a gentle irony in representing sinners as ‘free’ from the bondage of Righteousness (Romans 6:20)
Peace, Peaceable, Peaceably - " It is used (a) of the fruit of Righteousness, Hebrews 12:11 , "peaceable" (or "peaceful") because it is produced in communion with God the Father, through His chastening; (b) of "the wisdom that is from above," James 3:17
Socinians - They deny the doctrines of satisfaction and imputed Righteousness, and say, that Christ only preached the truth to mankind, set before them in himself an example of heroic virtue, and sealed his doctrines with his blood
Self-Love - When we think too well of our Righteousness, and over-value our good actions, and are pure in our own eyes
Sin - Original sin is that whereby our whole nature is corrupted, and rendered contrary to the law of God; or, according to the 9th article of the church of England, "It is that whereby man is very far gone from original Righteousness, and is, of his own nature, inclined to evil
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Jesus told the religious leaders of His day that harlots would go into the kingdom before they would (Matthew 21:31 ), not because He condoned prostitution, but because harlots did not have the self-righteousness which kept the religious leaders from repentance
Rhetoric - In Isaiah 5:7 , God looks for Righteousness (mishpat ) but finds riots (mishpach ) instead and for legality (tsedhaqa ) but here is lamentation (tse' aqa )
Glory - As one confesses guilt and accepts rightful punishment, one is called upon to recognize the Righteousness and justice of God and give Him glory (Joshua 7:19 ; 1 Samuel 6:5 )
Rejection - Such, however, is the inherent genius of the Jewish people for religion that when they mark the blessedness and joy of Christian believers and the manifestations of grace in those who bear the name of Christ, they will be stirred up to seek as their own the Righteousness and holiness manifested in the lives of Christians
Kenosis - Jesus retained other divine attributes according to the theory (for example, holiness, love, and Righteousness)
Servant, Service - Believers have moved from being slaves to sin to become slaves of Righteousness (Romans 6:17-18 )
Enmity - Some who prefers Christianity are sadly called enemies of the Cross (Philippians 3:18); and a man may so habitually pursue low ends as to become an enemy of all Righteousness (Acts 13:10)
Elijah - Ahab and Jezebel and the false prophets had triumphed; it was all over with the cause of Righteousness and truth for which he had laboured
Gedaliah - All suffering nature and disorganized society as well as believers yearn for the advent of Him who shall reign in Righteousness (Isaiah 11; Ezekiel 21:27)
Anathema - ...
An Aramaic watchword of the first age, suitable for believers in all ages: If He come not to bless, He shall come to smite with a curse) alludes to Malachi 4:5-6; "To those who fear in the New Testament 'love' the Lord's name, He comes as the Sun of Righteousness with healing on His wings;" but to those who fear and love Him not, lie will come smiting the earth with a "curse" (cheerem or anathema)
Scriptures - Doth the Old Testament shadow forth by type and figure the person work, character, and relation of the Lord Jesus Christ? And what is the New Testament record but the sum and substance of the same? Doth the Old Testament relate the prophecies, hold forth the promises, and insist upon the doctrines, which were to be revealed openly, and completed in the person of Jesus? And is not Jesus, in the testimony given of him in the New Testament, the spirit of prophecy, the yea and amen of all the promises, and the pardon and remission of sins, the glorious doctrine in his blood and Righteousness fully proclaimed and confirmed to his church and people? In short, the former prefigured, and the latter realized, the immense event of salvation, and all in Christ
Lamp - " (Isaiah 4:4) And how blessedly he manifests the sovereignty of is power in both "convincing of sin, and of Righteousness, and of judgment," the church of God in all ages hath borne witness
Armour - Paul and his fellow-labourers commended themselves as God's ministers by the "armour, or arms, of Righteousness on the right hand and on the left
Preparation - And when the soul of a poor sinner hath been first prepared of the Lord, by regenerating, illuminating, convincing, and converting grace, and is thus brought into an union with Christ, all the subsequent acts of grace, in the goings forth of the soul upon the person, blood and Righteousness of Christ, sweet preparing and disposing work of God the Holy Ghost
Answer - …” In a similar sense, Jacob proposed that Laban give him all the spotted and speckled sheep of the flock, so that “my Righteousness [3] answer Smyrna - Christ promises Smyrna "a crown of life" (compare James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:8 "of Righteousness," 1 Peter 5:4 "of glory") in reward for "faithfulness unto death
Adam And Eve - As the first Adam brought death into the world, the “second Adam” brought life and Righteousness (Romans 5:15-19 )
Grace - The application of Christ's Righteousness to the sinner
Reproach - The destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile brought Judah to the state of “reproach”: “O Lord, according to all thy Righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us” ( Pride - Ge’ut appears 8 times and refers to “majesty”: “Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn Righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord” ( Wing - In keeping with this usage Malachi looked forward to a new age, when “the Sun of Righteousness [1] arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall” (4:2)
Flock - 25:2) or to both “sheep and goats”: “So shall my Righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me” ( Noah - Peter calls Noah a preacher of Righteousness, because before the deluge he was incessantly preaching and declaring to men, not only by his discourses, but by the building of the ark, in which he was employed a hundred and twenty years, that the cloud of divine vengeance was about to burst upon them
Nazarites - This is certain, that it had the approbation of God, and may be considered as affording a good example of self-denial in order to be given up to the study of the law, and the practice of exact Righteousness
Luke, Gospel of, - Reason, beauty Righteousness and truth are exhibited as they meet in Jesus in their full splendor
Daniel - Ezekiel in the early part of his ministry refers to hint as a model of "righteousness" and "wisdom" (Daniel 5:7-85; Ezekiel 14:20; Ezekiel 28:3), for Daniel had not yet become a writer. Noah before and at the flood, Job in the postdiluvian patriarchal age, and Daniel toward the close of the legal theocracy are made types of "righteousness. Daniel's high position while still a mere youth (Daniel 1:3-5; Daniel 1:11-16; Daniel 2:1), at the court of the Jews' conqueror and king, gave them a vivid interest in their illustrious countryman's fame for Righteousness and wisdom; for in his person they felt themselves raised from their present degradation
Hope - Philo Judæus, who represents philosophic Judaism at the farthest remove from popular Messianic enthusiasm, nevertheless makes hope (followed by repentance and Righteousness ) the leader in his triad of the elementary religious virtues (cf. ): it is ‘the hope of our calling’ ( Eph 4:4 , 1 Thessalonians 2:12 , Revelation 19:9 ), ‘the hope of the gospel’ ( Colossians 1:23 ) that which the gospel conveys, and ‘the hope of Righteousness’ ( Galatians 5:5 ) that which the Righteousness of faith entertains; it belongs only to the Christianly pure, and is purifying in effect ( 1 John 3:2 f
James, the General Epistle of - (See FAITH) In James 2:23 James recognizes, like Paul, that Abraham's "faith was imputed unto him for Righteousness. ...
He teaches the same gospel Righteousness which the sermon on the mount inculcates as the highest realization of the law. His character as "the just," or legally righteous, disposed him to this coincidence (James 1:20; James 2:10; James 3:18 with Matthew 5:20), and fitted him for both presiding over a church zealous of the law, and winning Jewish converts, combining as he did in himself Old Testament Righteousness with evangelical faith, James 2:8 with Matthew 5:44; Matthew 5:48
Wealth - The increased prosperity did not, however, lead to increased Righteousness. In the OT the possession of wealth is generally regarded as evidence of God’s blessing, and so of Righteousness ( Psalms 1:3-4 etc
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1 John 3 gives the nature of the Christian's place and blessings as given of the Father's love, and the actual result of being born of God, both in the practice of Righteousness and in loving one another. ...
Jesus Christ is set forth as the perfect pattern both of Righteousness and of love
Sandemanians - Hervey, occasioned by his Theron and Aspasio, in which he endeavours to show that his notion of faith is contradictory to the Scripture account of it, and could only serve to lead men, professedly holding the doctrines called Calvinistic, to establish their own Righteousness upon their frames, feelings, and acts of faith. They had taught that though acceptance with God, which included the forgiveness of sins, was merely on account of the imputed Righteousness of Christ, yet that none was accepted of God, nor forgiven, till he repented of his sin, and received Christ as the only Saviour; but he insists that there is acceptance with God through Christ for sinners, while such, or before "any act, exercise, or exertion of their minds whatsoever:" consequently before repentance; and that "a passive belief of this quiets the guilty conscience, begets hope, and so lays the foundation for love
Romans, Letter to the - On the contrary they should live as those who share Christ’s conquest of sin and whose behaviour is characterized by Righteousness. The Spirit enables believers to practise the Righteousness that the law aimed at but could never produce (8:1-11)
Veil - " (Song of Song of Solomon 5:7) If the reader enters into the full apprehension of the custom of the vail, he will consider the spouse of Christ as here clothed with her Radid, her marriage vail, shewing who she was, and that she was in subjection to her own husband, (Ephesians 5:23-24) seeking him in the ordinances, which are here called the streets of the city, were she ought to seek him; and the watchmen, the ministers of the gospel, found her in this enquiry, but instead comforting her with some new and sweet view of her Lord, speaking to her in her then dispirit case and circumstances, in shewing her the safety of a soul justified in Christ's blood and Righteousness, however dark and uncomfortable in herself; instead of this, time keepers took away her vail, her covering in Christ, treated her as if a strumpet, as though she was not married to Jesus, and had no right to the Radid, or marriage vail. ...
I pause over this view of the subject to ask my own heart, while I desire the reader to consult his own also, whether this treatment may not in the present hour be too often shewn to the church, the spouse of Christ, in numberless instances of the individual members of his mystical body, when ministers, watchmen, and keepers of the walls of Zion, instead of strengthening seeking souls in the Lord Jesus's blood and Righteousness, are taking away their confidence in him, to direct them in seeking somewhat in themselves
Sanctification - (2 Thessalonians 2:13)...
It is most blessed and refreshing to a soul thus to trace the doctrine to its source, and behold all the glorious persons, of the GODHEAD as the united authors of it; and while we are justified freely by the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, to see also that all our sanctification is of him, and that "he is made of God to us wisdom and Righteousness, sanctification and redemption, that he that glorieth may glory in the Lord. " Oh, the unspeakable felicity of being clothed in his garments of Righteousness, and presented by Jesus, and to Jesus, in that day before JEHOVAH and a congregated world, holy, and sanctified in his holiness and sanctity, and made so for ever!...
Man - This constituted his original Righteousness, which was universal, both with respect to the subject of it, the whole man, and the object of it, the whole law. ...
Man's Righteousness, however, though universal, was not immutable, as the event has proved
Church - (Isaiah 42:1; 1 Peter 1:2) Is Jesus the heir of all things? (Hebrews 1:2) so are they heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ, (Romans 8:17) And when that Christ, by the spirit of prophecy, is called JEHOVAH our Righteousness, the church as his wife, and entitled to every thing in him, is also called by the same name, JEHOVAH our Righteousness
Preaching - ” The sixth garment He will put on when the Messiah comes; then He will clothe Himself in a garment of Righteousness, for it is said: “And he puts on Righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head
Palm Tree - Trees of the Lord's "right hand planting are trees of Righteousness," always supposed to be looking upward to Jesus, and their branches extending in every direction according to the exercise of his grace in them, by living wholly upon him in his person, blood, and Righteousness. " (Psalms 90:10) What a lovely palm tree then is the real follower of the Lord Jesus, if thus living to extreme old age he still brings forth fruit to the praise of the Lord's grace, "some thirty fold, some sixty fold, some au hundred fold!" So speaks the Holy Ghost concerning the faithful: "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God; they shall still bring forth fruit in old age, they shall be fat and flourishing; to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him
Joel - ...
Pusey translates Joel 2:23 ("the former rain moderately") "He hath given you (in His purpose) the Teacher unto Righteousness," namely, who" shall bring in everlasting Righteousness" (Daniel 9)
Sanctify, Sanctification - But also the name stands for Righteousness. In the Sermon on the Mount He said: ‘Except your Righteousness exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 5:20). ...
(3) Righteousness. The Christian must seek first the Righteousness of the Heavenly Father (Matthew 6:33). His Righteousness must be inward and real, not outward and ceremonial (Matthew 5:20, Matthew 23:25-28)
Suffering - They suffered wrongfully when well-doing (1 Peter 2:19-20), for Righteousness’ sake (1 Peter 3:14; cf. Those who suffer for Righteousness’ sake are blessed (1 Peter 3:14). ...
There is a great mass of modern literature on the problem of pain or suffering, but how little of it is concerned with sorrow at the slow progress of Righteousness or of the Kingdom of God! It was otherwise in the Apostolic Age
Reward - The rewards to be given out for faithful service at the bema [ 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 ); a crown of Righteousness for those who have longed for Christ's appearance (2 Timothy 4:8 ); a crown of life for those who have endured testing successfully, even to the point of death (James 1:12 ; Revelation 2:10 ); a crown of rejoicing for those who have seen souls saved (1 Thessalonians 2:19 ); and a crown of glory for those who have faithfully served God's people (1 Peter 5:4 ). He also said that if his own would continue to seek first his Father's kingdom and his Righteousness, all the temporal things they needed would be given to them as well (Matthew 6:33 ). " His point is that there are some things that are good for the advancement of the kingdom and Righteousness and others that are not, even though one would not call them evil
Simple, Simplicity - in the command to seek first God’s Kingdom and Righteousness, and in the promise that He will give all needful earthly good, so that we need not worry. , John 5:41); in judgments based on principle and reality rather than on appearance or custom—as about the Sabbath (Mark 2:23 to Mark 3:6) and the two anointings (Luke 7:36-50, Mark 14:3-9); in Righteousness (Matthew 6:33), calm (Matthew 12:19; Matthew 11:29) courage (Matthew 14:4), etc. And, as we study His conduct and character as He moves in the midst of friends and foes, we can see how unfailingly that life of single-hearted devotion to God is marked by insight and wisdom; courage and calm; stedfastness and consistency; beauty and strength; loyalty, patience, and heroism; Righteousness, truth, and love; grace, majesty, and blessedness
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Those who hope in salvation keep God's commandments (Psalm 119:166 ), for keeping the commandments is essential for "righteousness, " that is, a right personal relationship with God
Praise - 1 (epi, upon), denotes "approbation, commendation, praise;" it is used (a) of those on account of, and by reason of, whom as God's heritage, "praise" is to be ascibed to God, in respect of His glory (the exhibition of His character and operations), Ephesians 1:12 ; in Ephesians 1:14 , of the whole company, the church, viewed as "God's own possession" (RV); in Ephesians 1:6 , with particular reference to the glory of His grace towards them; in Philippians 1:11 , as the result of "the fruits of Righteousness" manifested in them through the power of Christ; (b) of "praise" bestowed by God, upon the Jew spiritually (Judah == "praise"), Romans 2:29 ; bestowed upon believers hereafter at the judgment seat of Christ, 1 Corinthians 4:5 (where the definite article indicates that the "praise" will be exactly in accordance with each person's actions); as the issue of present trials, "at the revelation of Jesus Christ," 1 Peter 1:7 ; (c) of whatsoever is "praiseworthy," Philippians 4:8 ; (d) of the approbation by churches of those who labor faithfully in the ministry of the Gospel, 2 Corinthians 8:18 ; (e) of the approbation of well-doers by human rulers, Romans 13:3 ; 1 Peter 2:14
Divide, Divider, Dividing - , of directing one's paths, Proverbs 3:6 ; 11:5 ("righteousness traces out blameless paths")
Rich, Riches, Richly, Rich Man - , "(ones or those) being rich;" 1 Timothy 6:9,18 ; Revelation 18:3,15,19 (all three in the aorist tense); (b) metaphorically, of Christ, Romans 10:12 (the passage stresses the fact that Christ is Lord; see Romans 10:9 , and the RV); of the "enrichment" of believers through His poverty, 2 Corinthians 8:9 (the aorist tense expressing completeness, with permanent results); so in Revelation 3:18 , where the spiritual "enrichment" is conditional upon Righteousness of life and conduct (see GOLD , No
Self-Deception - And lastly, we should learn to ascertin the evidence of not being deceived, which are such as these: when sin is the object of our increasing fear, a tenderness of conscience, when we can appeal to God as to the sincerity of our motives and aims, when dependent on God's promise, providence, and grace, and when conformed to him in all Righteousness and true holiness
Hardness of the Heart - Paul emphasized that “with the heart man believeth unto Righteousness” (Romans 10:10 )
Endurance - To finish the race by keeping the faith offers to the one who endures the anticipation of a reward that is symbolized in a "crown of Righteousness" (2 Timothy 4:1-8 )
Saying And Doing - It was the great sin of the religious leaders of the time that they were so strong in profession and precept, and so neglectful of practical Righteousness; ‘they say, and do not’ (Matthew 23:3); and many too readily followed their example of easy formalism,—‘This people honoureth me with their lips’ (Matthew 15:8)
Darkness - Macknight, in his Harmony of the Gospels, was peculiarly proper, whilst the Sun of Righteousness was withdrawing his beams from the land of Israel, and from the world; not only because it was a miraculous testimony borne by God himself to his innocence, but also because it was a fit emblem of his departure and its effects, at least till his light shone out anew with additional splendour in the ministry of his apostles
Pardon - There is nothing that man has, or can do, by which pardon can be procured: wealth cannot buy pardon, Proverbs 11:1-31 ; Proverbs 12:1-28 ; Proverbs 13:1-25 ; Proverbs 14:1-35 ; Proverbs 15:1-33 ; Proverbs 16:1-33 ; Proverbs 17:1-28 ; Proverbs 18:1-24 ; Proverbs 19:1-29 ; Proverbs 20:1-30 ; Proverbs 21:1-31 ; Proverbs 22:1-29 ; Psalms 85:2 ; Proverbs 24:1-34 ; Proverbs 25:1-28 ; Proverbs 26:1-28 ; Proverbs 27:1-27 ; Proverbs 28:1-28 ; Proverbs 29:1-27 ; Proverbs 30:1-33 ; Proverbs 31:1-4 ; human works or Righteousness cannot merit it, Romans 11:6 ; nor can water baptism wash away sin
Linen - It was the fitting raiment of the Lamb’s wife, ‘the Righteousness of the saints’ ( Revelation 19:3 ); presumptuously assumed by ‘the great city Babylon’ ( Revelation 18:16 ); in it are also arrayed ‘the armies that are in heaven’ ( Revelation 19:14 )
Circumcision - Our Lord was circumcised, for it "became him to fulfil all Righteousness," as of the seed of Abraham, according to the flesh; and Paul "took and circumcised" Timothy (Acts 16:3 ), to avoid giving offence to the Jews
Night - Some day this night will be past, and CHRIST, the Sun of Righteousness, will resume His place on the earth, but not as a lowly shepherd, but as the mighty King who will bring light and life to the nation of Israel
Reconciliation - The ultimate aim is that we are not only justified, but that we might become the Righteousness of God (v
Faith - Faith makes the interchange, whereby our sin is imputed to Him and His Righteousness is imputed to us (2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Jeremiah 23:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
Book With the Seven Seals - 2, 3: ‘Concerning the children of Righteousness … I will speak to you … according to that which I have learned from the heavenly tables
Peter, First Epistle of - The general bearing of government was in favour of those who did good, and if they suffered for Righteousness' sake they were happy
Gospel, the, - Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for Righteousness
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With the heart man believeth to Righteousness
Pentecost - Jerusalem, the mount of the Lord, is the center of God's spiritual kingdom of peace and Righteousness; Babel, the center of Satan's kingdom and of human rebellion, ignores God the true bond of union, and so is the city of confusion, in the low dead level of Shinar
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In the various textures of the ephod there are typified divine Righteousness, heavenliness, royalty, dignity, and the graces of the Spirit: the virtues that characterised the Lord Jesus
Witness - ...
God having for fifteen hundred years manifested His patience towards the guilty antediluvian world, He, after warning the people by the preaching of Noah, bore witness to His Righteousness and His power by the deluge, and at the same time manifested His grace in saving Noah and his family in the ark
Cedar Tree - Taught by such an infallible Teacher methinks I would never read of the Cedar of Lebanon, without connecting with it some sweet resemblance to be discovered in his people, which he saith himself are the branch of his planting, and which are so, that they might be called trees of Righteousness, "the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified
Cluster - For as the grapes of Eshcol represented the fulness of Christ, and the blood of the grape became no unapt resemblance of Him who trod the wine press of the wrath of God, and whose blood, in cleansing the sinner, revives the soul in the assurance of pardon, mercy, and peace, by his cross, so the cypress, or the camphire, in the fragrancy of its clusters, becomes no less typical of His incense and merits, in whose Righteousness alone the church is accepted
Complete - Job is told by his friend: “If thou wert pure … he would make the habitation of thy Righteousness prosperous” (Job 8:6)
Dispensation, - Then the world was 'spoken to' by God in the person of Noah, who was 'a preacher of Righteousness;' and their repentance was waited for in long-suffering mercy while the ark was preparing
Kingdom of Christ of Heaven - ; 2, the condition of things Christ came to explain, Psalms 2:1-123; Acts 1:3, and to bring on earth, Matthew 4:17; Matthew 3:1-17, Christ's rule over Israel, Matthew 21:13; Matthew 4:1-25, the rule that God offered or committed to Israel, Matthew 21:43; 1 Chronicles 17:14; 1 Chronicles 5:1-26, the state of things in the history of the church during the conflict on earth of the so-called kingdom of grace, preparatory to the kingdom of glory, Matthew 13:1-58; Matthew 6:1-34, Christ's rule in spiritual and eternal Righteousness over the redeemed earth, Revelation 12:10, in contrast with the world-powers, Daniel 7:18; then the kingdom will destroy and take the place of the four monarchies, Daniel 7:1-28, and have its glorious manifestation; 7, the visible glory of Christ, Matthew 16:28; Matthew 8:1-34, the rule of God the Father over earth and heaven, Matthew 6:10; Matthew 9:1-38, the heavenly state
Kingdom of God - ; 2, the condition of things Christ came to explain, Luke 1:33; Acts 1:3, and to bring on earth, Matthew 4:17; Matthew 3:1-17, Christ's rule over Israel, Matthew 21:13; Matthew 4:1-25, the rule that God offered or committed to Israel, Matthew 21:43; 1 Chronicles 17:14; 1 Chronicles 5:1-26, the state of things in the history of the church during the conflict on earth of the so-called kingdom of grace, preparatory to the kingdom of glory, Matthew 13:1-58; Matthew 6:1-34, Christ's rule in spiritual and eternal Righteousness over the redeemed earth, Revelation 12:10, in contrast with the world-powers, Daniel 7:18; then the kingdom will destroy and take the place of the four monarchies, Daniel 7:1-28, and have its glorious manifestation; 7, the visible glory of Christ, Matthew 16:28; Matthew 8:1-34, the rule of God the Father over earth and heaven, Matthew 6:10; Matthew 9:1-38, the heavenly state
Kingdom of Heaven - ; 2, the condition of things Christ came to explain, Luke 1:33; Acts 1:3, and to bring on earth, Matthew 4:17; Matthew 3:1-17, Christ's rule over Israel, Matthew 21:13; Matthew 4:1-25, the rule that God offered or committed to Israel, Matthew 21:43; 1 Chronicles 17:14; 1 Chronicles 5:1-26, the state of things in the history of the church during the conflict on earth of the so-called kingdom of grace, preparatory to the kingdom of glory, Matthew 13:1-58; Matthew 6:1-34, Christ's rule in spiritual and eternal Righteousness over the redeemed earth, Revelation 12:10, in contrast with the world-powers, Daniel 7:18; then the kingdom will destroy and take the place of the four monarchies, Daniel 7:1-28, and have its glorious manifestation; 7, the visible glory of Christ, Matthew 16:28; Matthew 8:1-34, the rule of God the Father over earth and heaven, Matthew 6:10; Matthew 9:1-38, the heavenly state
Joel, Book of - " Here it is destruction, open judgement, as in the day when God will judge the world in Righteousness
Way - , of Righteousness, Matthew 21:32 ; 2 Peter 2:21 ; of God, Matthew 22:16 , and parallels, i
Ephod - ...
In the various textures of the ephod there are typified divine Righteousness, heavenliness, royalty, dignity, and the graces of the Spirit: the virtues that characterised the Lord Jesus
Pleasure - The blessed are those who ‘hunger and thirst after Righteousness,’ not after pleasure (Matthew 5:6)
Praedestinatus, an Author - On the other hand, those who had received this predestination might neglect and despise all Righteousness, yet the gate of life would be opened to them without knocking, while against others who knocked, nay shouted, for admission, it would remain firmly closed
Law of God - Thus, in proceeding to apply the principle which He has just laid down (Matthew 5:17), Jesus starts with the comprehensive statement of Matthew 5:20 ‘For I say unto you, That except your Righteousness shall exceed the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. ) to the subject of religious exercises, Jesus shows that questions of ritual and outward form, upon which the Pharisees founded their ideas of ‘righteousness’ (δικαιοσύνην … ποιεῖν, Matthew 6:1) and meritorious service, are of trifling importance in comparison with the question of the heart’s approach to God. It is a matter of communion of spirit with spirit, needy souls, humbly conscious of their needs, confessing their wants and desires to One who seeth in secret, the poor in spirit hungering and thirsting after Righteousness, and so convinced of their entire dependence upon the forgiveness and compassion of the All-Merciful as to feel that for them to claim the mercy and grace of God is to bind themselves by the law of love to the duty of forgiving as they would themselves be forgiven
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The promise, as thus transformed, was that of a king, or line of kings, sprung from David’s house who, endowed with transcendent gifts, and acting by special authority as the Anointed of the Lord, should reign in Righteousness, introduce an era of Divine salvation for Israel, and draw all other nations round them in loyalty to Jehovah’s law (Isaiah 2:2; Isaiah 11:5-9; Isaiah 27:1, Micah 4:1-4). ), and bring to an end all unrighteousness (17:36). ...
Meanwhile the scribes were at work, hardening the Messianic idea into scholastic form, and reducing the poetic language and bold imagery of the prophets to dogmatic statements and literal details, with the result, on the whole, of a restoration of the theocratic idea that God was to vindicate His authority as the true Sovereign of the nation, and to send His vicegerent in the line of David to establish His law and introduce the rule of Righteousness under His anointed King. The coming of Jesus brought the birth of a new spirit in religion, a spirit of fresh vitality and power; and the life of absolute devotion to Righteousness which He began to live, and which He was ultimately to close in a death of sacrificing love, infused into religion an inspiring energy destined on a scale of vast magnitude to regenerate and redeem. The day at last had dawned to which the original promise to fallen humanity pointed forward, and for which the best minds of the nation had for ages yearned; the divinely-pledged Deliverer from sin and its curse had arrived, to set up the kingdom of Righteousness, love, and peace
Atonement - " But the claim of God's Righteousness is not pressed apart from that of God's love; both move in beautiful unity; the atonement is at once the brightest exhibition of His love and of His justice; it does not render God merciful, but opens a channel whereby love can flow in perfect harmony with His righteous law, yea "magnifying the law and making it honorable" (Isaiah 42:21). A partial satisfaction would be almost more dishonoring to God's Righteousness than a gratuitous forgiveness without any satisfaction whatever. With God alone it rested to determine what is adequate satisfaction, and how it is to become available to each man, without injury to the cause of Righteousness
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Outside the Gospels faith is related to the keynote concepts of the Christian message: the state of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9 ), sanctification (Acts 26:18 ), purification (Acts 15:9 ), justification or imputed Righteousness (Romans 4:5 ; Romans 5:1 ; Galatians 3:24 ), adoption as children of God (Galatians 3:26 ). It is surrender to God's gift of Righteousness in Christ rather than seeking to achieve Righteousness alone
Holy Spirit - The epithet ‘holy’ as applied in the OT to the Spirit, though it may include positive Righteousness and purity, arises in the first instance out of the negative meaning primarily attaching to holiness in Scripture; namely, separation to Him whose being is not compassed by human infirmity and mortal limitations. This is the connexion in which the relation of the Spirit to the manifestation of Righteousness is most clearly shown ( Isaiah 11:5 , Psalms 45:4-7 ). Genesis 1:2 ) which was to find its home in the Messiah ( John 1:33 ‘abiding’); in the power of which He was to ‘fulfil all Righteousness’ ( Matthew 3:15 ); to be driven into the wilderness for His fight with temptation ( Ransom (2) - Paul’s mind is not troubled by the monetary analogy: it is not of a money price he is thinking, but of a great ethical reparation rendered to God’s broken law of Righteousness. Yet Jesus assuredly did view the world as lying under condemnation of God, sunk in estrangement and evil, and needing both forgiveness and renewal to Righteousness, and redemption from this state He connected with His own Person, and in a peculiar way with His death, which He here speaks of as a λύτρον, or redemption-price, to that end. In certain circles it early became connected with the fanciful notion that the ransom was paid, not to God, but to the Evil One, who was supposed to have acquired rights over man through sin, which God, in Righteousness, could not ignore
Unity - Hence, also, the Righteousness of God, His Will as imperative for all beings capable of ethical life, is a unity. Apart from special revelation, man possesses a rational and moral nature, made for the knowledge and love of God, with capacities for discerning the self-manifestations of God in His creative and providential activities (Acts 14:17, Romans 1:19-21); and especially does conscience bear witness to the sovereign imperative of His Righteousness (Romans 2:14-15). Evil is still evil, though in chains and, to this extent, subject to the Righteousness of God
Amos - The direct call from God to testify against the unrighteousness of both kingdoms had probably come to him not long before; and amidst the throng at Bethel he proclaimed his vision of Jehovah standing with a plumb-line to measure the deflection of Israel, and prepared to punish the iniquity of the house of Jeroboam II. ...
It is this careless prosperity with its accompanying unrighteousness and forgetfulness of God that is never out of the prophet’s thoughts. It contains no moral feature, no repentance, no new Righteousness. His supreme claim is Righteousness, and where that is not conceded He will punish. In that direct vision of Jehovah, Amos learned the truths which he was the first to proclaim to the world: that Jehovah was the God of the whole earth; that the nations were in His keeping; that justice and Righteousness were His great demands; that privilege, if it meant opportunity, meant likewise responsibility and liability to the doom of those who have seen and have not believed
Games - The "crown (garland) of Righteousness," "of life," "of glory," is "the prize of the high calling (the calling that is above, coming from, and leading to, heaven) of God in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 2:12), given by "the righteous Judge" (2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 5:4). Pugilism is the allusion in "I keep under (Greek: I bruise under the eyes, so as to disable) my body (the old flesh, whereas the games competitor boxed another I box myself), and bring it into subjection as a slave, lest that by any means, when I have preached (heralded, as the heralds summoned the candidates to the race) to others, I myself should be a castaway" (Greek: rejected), namely, not as to his personal salvation of which he had no doubts (Galatians 1:15; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 1:6; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:12), but as to the special reward of those who "turn many to Righteousness" (Daniel 12:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:19)
Abundance, Abundant, Abundantly, Abound - ...
(c) "to be abundantly furnished, to abound in a thing," as of material benefits, Luke 12:15 ; Philippians 4:18 of spirtual gifts; 1 Corinthians 14:12 , or "to be pre-eminent, to excel, to be morally better off," as regards partaking of certain meats; 1 Corinthians 8:8 , "are we the better;" "to abound" in hope, Romans 15:13 ; the work of the Lord, 1 Corinthians 15:58 ; faith and grace, 2 Corinthians 8:7 ; thanksgiving, Colossians 2:7 ; walking so as to please God, Philippians 1:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,10 ; of Righteousness, Matthew 5:20 ; of the Gospel, as the ministration of Righteousness, 2 Corinthians 3:9 , "exceed
Patience - After that he had been seven times in bonds, had been driven into exile, had been stoned, had preached in the East and in the West, he won the noble renown which was the reward of his faith, having taught Righteousness unto the whole world and having reached the farthest bounds of the West; and when he had borne his testimony before the rulers, so he departed from the world and went into the holy place, having been found a notable pattern of patience. 1, ‘I exhort you all therefore to obey the word of Righteousness and to practise all patience, which you saw before your eyes not only in the blessed Ignatius and Zosimus and Rufus, but also in others of you and in Paul himself and the rest of the Apostles
Judgement - But beside this providential government, there are often direct judgements, hence the prophet said, "When thy judgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn Righteousness. ' The Lord Jesus will sit on the judgement-seat, He who died for believers' sins, and rose again for their justification; and He is the believer's Righteousness — He will not judge His own work
Holiness, Holy, Holily - 3, as denoting that quality of "holiness" which is manifested in those who have regard equally to grace and truth; it involves a right relation to God; it is used in Luke 1:75 ; Ephesians 4:24 , and in each place is associated with Righteousness. It is commonly associated with Righteousness (see A, No
Patience - After that he had been seven times in bonds, had been driven into exile, had been stoned, had preached in the East and in the West, he won the noble renown which was the reward of his faith, having taught Righteousness unto the whole world and having reached the farthest bounds of the West; and when he had borne his testimony before the rulers, so he departed from the world and went into the holy place, having been found a notable pattern of patience. 1, ‘I exhort you all therefore to obey the word of Righteousness and to practise all patience, which you saw before your eyes not only in the blessed Ignatius and Zosimus and Rufus, but also in others of you and in Paul himself and the rest of the Apostles
Eschatology (2) - —It was generally believed that the Kingdom would come through an act of power, in which God would visit His people,—the Jews,—delivering them from all their enemies, so that they might serve Him without fear in holiness and Righteousness for ever (Luke 1:74). He would destroy his persistent enemies and establish a reign of lasting Righteousness and peace over obedient and contented subjects. While the average man inevitably shook off the punctilios of obedience, and the Pharisees themselves took refuge from their own rigour in an elaborate casuistry, we cannot doubt that the generally accepted view was that the passport to the Kingdom was ‘the Righteousness of the law. It represented the fate of those who should still be enemies of Jahweh in that day when Jerusalem should be renewed by Righteousness, and all flesh (i. Under this view of things the prevailing conception of judgment in OT times is that of a manifestation of Jahweh’s Righteousness (whether it be through His ‘messenger’ [16] or through the Messianic ‘Son of David’ Faith - Paul constantly implies: ‘With the heart man believeth unto Righteousness, and with the month confession is made unto salvation. Hence he gloried in the gospel, ‘for therein is revealed a Righteousness of God by faith unto faith’ (Romans 1:17). The gospel could thus become a universal message for mankind, for it dealt with all men alike as sinners, and offered to all who believed in Christ the Righteousness of God, ‘being justified freely by has grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 3:24). Thus ‘to Abraham his faith was reckoned for Righteousness’ (Romans 4:9, Galatians 3:6). So David pronounced blessing upon the man unto whom God reckoneth Righteousness apart from works (Romans 4:6). Paul’s former belief that Righteousness came by the Law, and both in Rom
Faith - Paul constantly implies: ‘With the heart man believeth unto Righteousness, and with the month confession is made unto salvation. Hence he gloried in the gospel, ‘for therein is revealed a Righteousness of God by faith unto faith’ (Romans 1:17). The gospel could thus become a universal message for mankind, for it dealt with all men alike as sinners, and offered to all who believed in Christ the Righteousness of God, ‘being justified freely by has grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 3:24). Thus ‘to Abraham his faith was reckoned for Righteousness’ (Romans 4:9, Galatians 3:6). So David pronounced blessing upon the man unto whom God reckoneth Righteousness apart from works (Romans 4:6). Paul’s former belief that Righteousness came by the Law, and both in Rom
Cry - He looked for Righteousness, and behold a cry
Intercession - And secondly, the Lord Jesus carrieth on this high office not only by a naked appearance in the presence of JEHOVAH for his people, but by pleading the merits and worth of his sacrifice and Righteousness
Zebulun - "They shall call the peoples to the mountain (of the Lord's inheritance, Exodus 15:17); there they shall offer sacrifices of Righteousness"; instead of making their abundance into mammon they would consecrate it to the Lord
Servant - , 1 Corinthians 9:19 , RV, "I brought (myself) under bondage (to all)," AV, "I made myself servant," denotes in the Passive Voice, "to be brought into bondage, to become a slave or servant," rendered "ye became servants (of Righteousness)" in Romans 6:18 ; "being
Seal - A — 1: σφραγίς (Strong's #4973 — Noun Feminine — sphragis — sfrag-ece' ) denotes (a) "a seal" or "signet," Revelation 7:2 , "the seal of the living God," an emblem of ownership and security, here combined with that of destination (as in Ezekiel 9:4 ), the persons to be "sealed" being secured from destruction and marked for reward; (b) "the impression" of a "seal" or signet, (1) literal, a "seal" on a book or roll, combining with the ideas of security and destination those of secrecy and postponement of disclosures, Revelation 5:1,2,5,9 ; 6:1,3,5,7,9,12 ; 8:1 ; (2) metaphorical, Romans 4:11 , said of "circumcision," as an authentication of the Righteousness of Abraham's faith, and an external attestation of the covenant made with him by God; the rabbis called circumcision "the seal of Abraham;" in 1 Corinthians 9:2 , of converts as a "seal" or authentication of Paul's Apostleship; in 2 Timothy 2:19 , "the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His," RV, indicating ownership, authentication, security and destination, "and, Let every one that nameth the Name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness," indicating a ratification on the part of the believer of the determining counsel of God concerning him; Revelation 9:4 distinguishes those who will be found without the "seal" of God on their foreheads Religion - … The apostle claims for the new dispensation a superiority over the old, in that its very θρησκεία consists in acts of mercy, of love, of holiness, in that it has light for its garment, its very robe being Righteousness; herein how much nobler than that old, whose θρησκεία was at best merely ceremonial and formal, whatever inner truth it might embody’ (R
Reconciliation - The "atonement" or reconciliation is the removal of the bar to peace and acceptance with the holy God which His Righteousness interposed against our sin
Second Coming, the - This blessed hope is to mark the climax of experience for believers when they shall see Christ (1 John 3:2-3 ), shall be transformed (Philippians 3:20-21 ), receive the crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8 ; 1 Peter 5:4 ), and be made like Him (1 John 3:3 )
Lie, Lying - Membership in the Christian body postulated a new creation ‘in Righteousness and holiness of truth’ ( Ephesians 4:24 f
Shame - Also, at the final judgment the nakedness of those not clothed with Christ' Righteousness will be exposed (Revelation 3:18 ; 16:15 )
Advocate - And He would make their testimony effective, ‘convicting the, world regarding sin, Righteousness, and judgment’ ( John 16:8-11 )
Brass (Brazen) - Exodus 27:2 (a) This metal is used as a type of severe judgment in Righteousness
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The general principle as to forgiveness is stated in 1 John 1:9 ; "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins;" and to this is added, "and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The faithfulness and Righteousness of God in forgiving, and the cleansing us from all unrighteousness
Vagabond - Cain trusted to his own Righteousness and was rejected: and hence the Lord said, "If thou doest well—that is, if thou offerest a pure, unblemished, perfect obedience; shalt thou not be accepted?" As if the Lord had said, whosoever seeks acceptance in himself and his own well-doing, it must be wholly and completely so: a failure in a single point is a failure in all
Abel - Thus" he obtained witness that he was righteous," namely, with the Righteousness which is by faith to the sincere penitent
Cerinthus - He denied the virgin birth of Jesus, who was, however, pre-eminent for Righteousness, prudence, and wisdom
Adam - Just as sin entered the world through one man, Adam (Romans 5:12 ), so the act of Righteousness of one man, Jesus, leads to acquittal and life for all people (Romans 5:18 )
Philip the Evangelist - In one an Ethiopian eunuch or chamberlain of Candace, a" proselyte of Righteousness" (not as Cornelius, for whose admission to Christian fellowship a special revelation was needed, a "proselyte of the gate"), was returning from worship at Jerusalem
Arbitration - This truth finds full expression in the Epistles, where peace, the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), and the concomitant of Righteousness, is contrasted with the strife and envy of sin, and is noted as a mark of the kingdom of God, who is the God of peace
Eating - (Luke 15:2) How blessedly the apostle speaks on the subject: "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but Righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
Cedron - Here Jesus passed through all that torrent of divine wrath against sin, when "he that knew no sin, became sin and a curse for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Elisha - Jesus hath taken out the curse when he was made a curse for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Walk - The pious followed or practiced God’s commands; they “walked” in Righteousness ( Strife - In Job 29:16, Job defends his Righteousness by asserting that he became an advocate for the defenseless: “I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out
Nebuchadnezzar, or Nebuchadrezzar - Daniel counselled him to break off his sins by Righteousness, and his iniquities by showing mercy to the poor
Friend - " "And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for Righteousness; and he was called the friend of God," James 2:23
Peace - "...
Such then is the Scripture sense of that peace of God and peace with God, in the blood and Righteousness of God's dear Son, "which passeth all understanding, keeping the heart and mind, in Jesus Christ
the Unprofitable Servant - But there is often a certain taint of self-righteousness in all that. And it is his profound grasp of the evangelical faith, that enables Paul so to assure us also that if we only look to Christ alone as our Righteousness, and "love His appearing," we shall have our crown of Righteousness given to us also at that great day
Good - In the moral sense it connotes in the NT not only Righteousness but kindness, helpfulness, love. In the Synoptics, on the lips of Jesus Himself, it is ‘the kingdom of God’ (Matthew 6:33); in the Fourth Gospel it is ‘eternal life’ (John 20:30-31), although we also find the second representation in Matthew 19:16, Mark 10:17, 2 Corinthians 8:1-154 and the first in John 3:5; in the Pauline Epistles it is ‘the Righteousness of God’ or ‘of faith’ (Philippians 3:9), or, more generally, salvation (Romans 1:18; Romans 1:17). As Jesus taught His disciples not to be anxious about food or raiment, but to leave all to the care and bounty of the Heavenly Father, who would add all these things to those who first sought His Kingdom and Righteousness (Matthew 6:19-34), so St
Sin - The writers lead gradually up to this, beginning with Noah, whose Righteousness (walk with God, cf. If in the case of Abraham ‘faith was reckoned for Righteousness’ ( Romans 4:9 ), and belief in the fidelity of God’s promises, in the face of the most untoward conditions, constituted the foundation-stone of the patriarch’s noble character, so in Esau’s case it was the lack of this belief, with the consequent inability to appreciate the dignity to which he was born, that lay at the root of his great and pathetic failure. The ultimate aim of the Deuteronomist is the leading of men to hate sin as God hates it, and to love mercy and Righteousness as and because God loves them (cf. It was the prophetic function to deepen the consciousness of sin by revealing a God of moral Righteousness to a people whose peculiar relationship to Jehovah involved both immense privileges and grave responsibilities ( Amos 3:2 , Hosea 3:5 ff
Isaiah - Underlying his conceptual world was his inaugural vision: Yahweh was the ultimate King; His nature was infinite holiness or transcendence; His holiness manifested itself in Righteousness (Isaiah 5:16 ). Yahweh is Lord of all, King of the universe, the Lord of history who exhibits His character in Righteousness, that is, in self-consistent acts of rightness (Isaiah 5:16 ). He demanded social and religious Righteousness practiced in humility and faith. Indeed, they mimicked sarcastically Isaiah's plain speech as childish prattle, to which he retorted that if they did not understand simple Hebrew, Yahweh would speak to them in Assyrian! Yet, those that trusted in God stood on a firm foundation, a foundation laid in Righteousness and justice
High Priest - So the white linen robe expresses the Righteousness or justification of the saints (Revelation 3:4-5; Hebrews 10:17-18). ...
Thus "the breast-plate of Righteousness" or "judgment" symbolizes Israel's 12 tribes accepted on the ground of the high priest's sacrificial intercession before God (Numbers 23:21). Israel's perfect justification in "the Lord her Righteousness" and her consequent ultimate prosperity are thus symbolized (Exodus 39:2-7; Isaiah 62:1-2). Faithfulness and Righteousness were His girdle (Isaiah 11:5). Aaron was washed because sinful, Jesus was baptized "to fulfill all Righteousness
Perseverance - ’_ But to them it is a sphere, concentric with, but smaller than, that of reliance upon God, in which true religion consists, and in which it does truly consist as an energy, spiritual, eternal, persistent, inspiring indefinite advance in Righteousness, and delivering the growing soul from all trembling uncertainties as to resources and equipment, prospects, final goal. His will is also central in the realm of spiritual life, wherever that is true and progressive; the higher life of humanity is simply the will of God realizing itself according to its own purpose, not only in spite of the resistance of the countless hostile wills of men, but by means of that resistance, as the will of a perfect Righteousness. Their κλῆσις is into a Kingdom of the Divine design, of positive order, ruled in Righteousness by and according to His will, a sovereignty in fact as well as in idea, not a domain but a dominion, through its citizens growing in Righteousness (Romans 5:17; Romans 8:10, Ephesians 5:9; Ephesians 6:14, 1 Timothy 6:11, 1 John 2:29; 1 Peter 1:15, Revelation 19:8). Its content is Christ, and the Righteousness is His actual life (1 Corinthians 1:30, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9)
Ecclesiastes, Book of - Righteousness results in vanity (Ecclesiastes 7:15-25 ). Righteousness goes unrewarded (Ecclesiastes 8:10-17 )
Malachi, Theology of - ...
Throughout the Scriptures the Lord is portrayed again and again as a God of justice and Righteousness, but strangely, here at the end of the Old Testament his justice is questioned (2:17). ...
Another messianic reference may be found in the phrase "sun of Righteousness" included in 4:2
Servant of the Lord - Both were chosen by God and characterized by Righteousness and justice ( Righteousness (42:1,4; 49:2)
Titus, Theology of - " Paul implies that when we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, we then become free from the bondage of sin so that we can serve God and Righteousness by holy living. This concept of redemption has as its background the need of ancient slaves for freedom from one master (sin) to become bondservants of another master (righteousness through Jesus Christ)
Hope - We are waiting "for the Righteousness for which we hope" ( Galatians 5:5 ) and for "the blessed hope, " namely, the glorious appearing of our Lord (Titus 2:13 ). In addition to putting hope in God and Christ, we hope for salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8 ); God's glory (Romans 5:2 ; Colossians 1:27 ); resurrection (Acts 23:6 ; 24:15 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:13 ); the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:23 ); Righteousness (Galatians 5:5 ); eternal life (Titus 1:2 ; 3:7 ); the glorious appearing of Jesus (Titus 2:13 ); and that we shall become like him when he does appear (1 John 3:2-3 )
Heathen - ]'>[9] τὰ ἔθνη) in the Sermon on the Mount were designed to illustrate His teaching respecting the Righteousness of the Kingdom of God, as a Righteousness which demanded, in loving one’s neighbour, much more than that reciprocity of courtesy which even heathens practised (Matthew 5:47); in prayer, a childlike trustfulness of asking, unlike the wordy clamour of heathen worship (Matthew 6:7); and in work, a loving dependence on God, which would exalt work, and make it quite a different thing from heathen drudgery (Matthew 6:32)
Poverty of Spirit - As a result of the externalizing process which had long been at work in religion, the rich were in a specially favoured position from the point of view of legal Righteousness. His pride as a rich man became, in the religious sphere, self-righteousness
John the Baptist - The natural wilderness symbolized the moral (Isaiah 32:15), wherein was no highway for the Lord and for Righteousness. ) Jesus at once confirmed them and comforted John himself (who probably had expected to see Jesus more openly vindicating Righteousness, as foretold Malachi 3:2-5; Malachi 4:1-3), by an appeal to His miracles and preaching, the very credentials promised in Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 61:1
Lutherans - Paul, in his Epistle to the Galatians, strenuously opposed those who ascribed our justification, though but in part, to works: "If Righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain," Galatians 2:21 . Therefore it is evident we are not justified by the law, or by our works; but to him that believeth, sin is pardoned, and Christ's Righteousness imputed. Original sin the Roman schoolmen directly opposed to original Righteousness; and this they considered not as something connatural with man, but as a superinduced habit of adventitious ornament, the removal of which could not prove detrimental to the native powers of his mind. Adam, they said, received for himself and his posterity the gift of Righteousness, which he subsequently forfeited; in his loins we were included, and by him were virtually represented: his will was ours, and hence the consequence of his lapse is justly imputable to us his descendants. " The disciples of Lombard, in whatever mode disposed to pervert reason and annihilate Scripture, universally held, that neither before nor after the fall was man in himself capable of meriting heaven; that by the gratuitous endowments of his creation, even in paradise, he was only enabled to preserve his innocence, and not to sin; and that he was utterly incompetent to proceed one step farther, efficaciously to will a remunerable good, and by his natural exertions to obtain a reward above his nature; original Righteousness being reputed not a connate quality, but a supernatural habit. Although mutable in her decisions, nevertheless complete controller of her conduct, she becomes at pleasure either the servant of Righteousness or the slave of sin; and, disdaining to be anticipated by God himself, prevents him in his supernatural gifts by a previous display of her own meritorious deeds, challenging, as a congruous right, that which only could have been otherwise conferred as a favour undeserved. Allowing no medium between Righteousness and unrighteousness, the approbation and disapprobation of the Almighty, characterizing that as sinful which is confessedly not holy, and thus annihilating every ground of self- presumption, they inculcated the necessity of contemplating with the eye of faith those means of reconciliation which Christianity alone affords
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B — 1: ἔνδειξις (Strong's #1732 — Noun Feminine — endeixis — en'-dike-sis ) "a showing, pointing out" (en, "in," deiknumi, "to show"), is said of the "showing forth" of God's Righteousness, in Romans 3:25,26 , AV, "to declare;" RV, "to show," and "(for) the showing
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Ezekiel, with whom he was contemporary, mentions him as a pattern of Righteousness (14:14,20) and wisdom (28:3)
Proverbs - Worldly wisdom can encourage selfish ambition regardless of the needs of others; godly wisdom will encourage a life of practical Righteousness based on the law of God
Reconciliation - And our being reconciled to God, by approving and accepting of his method of reconciliation by Jesus Christ, and, on that encouragement, turning to him, is distinguished from his reconciling us to himself, and not imputing our trespasses to us, on account of Christ's having been made sin for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him, 2 Corinthians 5:18 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21
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Jesus pronounced God's salvation upon those who are persecuted for Righteousness sake (Matthew 5:10-12 )
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer - New Testament redemption thus speaks of substitutionary sacrifice demonstrating divine love and Righteousness
Cain - The children of God qua children of God cannot sin; and conversely the children of the devil cannot do Righteousness or love one another
Spain - ) are well known: ‘Paul … having taught the whole world Righteousness, and having come to the bound of the West (ἐπὶ τὸ τέρμα τῆς δύσεως ἐλθών), and having borne witness (μαρτυρήσας) before the rulers, so was released from the world and went to the Holy Place, having become the greatest example of patience
Gift - This He offered to the Eternal Father, to that Righteousness whose final decision was beyond the Son of man’s bestowal: ‘To sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to giver (Matthew 20:23, Mark 10:40)
Hindrance - The following hindrances are specially emphasized: (1) prosperity and power (Matthew 4:8; Matthew 19:24, Luke 16:31; Luke 18:23); (2) self-righteousness and the arresting effect of an inferior standard (Matthew 5:20; Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16; Matthew 23:5-7, Luke 18:14); (3) family claims and their displacing power (Matthew 8:21; Matthew 10:37); (4) want of faith (Matthew 14:31; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 25:25, Luke 22:32); (5) blindness of heart in its progressive stages of (a) ignorance (Matthew 13:15, Luke 18:18; Luke 23:34, John 17:25, repeated in Acts 3:17, 1 Corinthians 2:8), (b) indifference (Luke 7:32),—being the interval of apathy and discouragement that succeeds when ideals once regarded as final cease to fill the imagination and satisfy the heart, and institutions once held to be sacred fail to yield the expected results,—(c) inability to discern and feel (Matthew 16:3; Matthew 23:37), and lastly (d) conscious malignity towards the Kingdom of God (Matthew 23:13; Matthew 27:18, Mark 7:8, Luke 11:15; Luke 11:52, cf
Baptism - He said that He did it "to fulfill all Righteousness
Sanctification - But believers are viewed also on the side of obligation and are exhorted to yield their members "servants to Righteousness unto holiness" (ἁγιασμός)
Passover, the - ...
The Passover sets forth typically the offering of Christ as that in which the Righteousness of God in regard of sin has been declared
Abomination, Abomination of Desolation - ...
The idea of “idol worship” being conquered by The Righteous One and Righteousness reaches its full and climactic expression when the Kingdom of God was inaugurated by Jesus the Messiah
Ark - The writer of Hebrews (Hebrews 11:7), taking the story as he finds it, refers to Noah’s forethought as a supreme instance of that faith which is the conviction of things not seen-a faith by which he not only virtually condemned the world, bringing its careless infidelity into strong relief, but became heir of that Righteousness which is faith’s crown and reward (τῆς κατὰ πίστιν δικαιοσύνης)
Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven - Righteousness, peace, and joy characteristics of the kingdom, are already theirs in the Holy Ghost
Flock - " (Revelation 7:9) And who shall say what millions since, the Lord hath gathered and taken home to his everlasting sheepfold above? Oh! the blessedness of belonging to the flock of Christ! Well might the prophet in the contemplation, as if speaking to Jesus, the Israel of his people, cry out, "Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?" (Jeremiah 13:20) And how beautiful, indeed, in the eyes of Jesus, must the flock appear, when made comely in his comeliness! How spotless like the whitest fleece, when washed in his blood, covered in the garment of his Righteousness, and made all glorious within by the indwelling residence of the Holy Ghost! Hear what the Lord saith to his church: "Thou art beautiful as Tirzah, O my love! comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners
Caesarea - ‘In the demonstration of the Spirit and of power,' the mighty advocate for the Christian faith had before ‘reasoned of Righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come,' till the Roman governor, Felix, trembled as he spoke
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I must not dismiss this view of the glorious and fearful name of JEHOVAH, of which we are so repeatedly told, in the word of God, the Lord is jealous, without first begging the reader to remark with me the very tender intimations the Lord gives of this name, in the person, work, and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Romans - He then points out the superiority of the Christian over the Jewish religion, and earnestly exhorts the Romans to abandon every species of wickedness, and to practice the duties of Righteousness and holiness, which were now enjoined upon higher sanctions, and enforced by more powerful motives
Salvation - It is to be transformed into the image of God; and to be made like him in wisdom, Righteousness, and all other perfections of which man's nature is capable
Navel - It is so then, Jesus shall appear, to fulfil all Righteousness, in that part which is the solid globe of the earth, that here to this centre all the ends of the earth may have their views directed
Nail - " (John 14:19) But while their persons, and their present and eternal all are secured in him, he is himself cut off and removed when bearing their sins, and consequently their sins are cut off never more to arise against them; "for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it;" while he himself riseth again as the nail fastened in a sure place, that he may appear with all his people, whose sins he hath borne, whose persons he hath redeemed, and who are enabled by his grace to hang all their high hopes of mercy and salvation upon him as the Lord their Righteousness
Lot - During all this period he had been a preacher of Righteousness among this degenerate people
Light - It is applied figuratively to Christ, the true Light, the Sun of Righteousness, who is that in the spiritual, which the material light is in the natural, world; who is the great Author, not only of illumination and knowledge, but of spiritual life, health, and joy to the souls of men
Obed-Edom - ...
And what is it now? If that ark was a type of Christ, who are they that may be said to be faithful in the midst of the present perverse and crooked generation, but they who receive Christ Jesus the Lord into their hearts, and houses, and families, whilst others despise him! Who are the Obed-edoms of the present day, but such as receive Christ Jesus the Lord, and walk in him, and live to him, and rejoice in him, as the Lord our Righteousness! And if there ever was a day of peculiar blessedness, for the manifesting this distinguishing love to Jesus and his cause, surely the present is the one
Jeshua - So the wedding garment, Christ's Righteousness, imputed for justification, imparted for sanctification (Matthew 22:11)
Occupation (2) - People indulged in pagan-like worry over the question, What shall we eat, and what shall we drink, and wherewith shall we be clothed? instead of seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness (Matthew 6:31 ff
Atonement - The necessity associated with His death was not merely the inevitable sequence of His loyalty to His ideal of Righteousness in face of the opposition of His enemies. The patience and innocence of the Sufferer for Righteousness’ sake control its theological presentation. -(4) The close connexion of Christ who ‘suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps, and its ethical appeal, with the clear interpretation of the Passion as a sin-bearing, ‘who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree’ (1 Peter 2:24), and its profound moral issues, ‘that we having died unto sins, might live unto Righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed’-shows how intimately what are termed the objective and subjective conceptions of the atonement are associated in the writer’s thought; the end is moral and dominates the means, but the means are clearly substitutionary, to the extent that the obligations to Righteousness involved in ‘our sins’ are assumed by the sinless Lamb of God. Of course these ideas, which the writer of 1 Peter discusses in this apparently incidental way, are closely akin to those of the Righteousness by faith and ethical obedience ‘in Christ’ which St. It falls conveniently into five divisions-Atonement and Law; Atonement and Righteousness; Atonement and Personality; Atonement and Newness of Life; Atonement and the Universe
John Epistles of - Who can have this confidence? Those who know that God is just, and who therefore learn in the experience of Christian life that the doing of Righteousness is the true test of the birth from God (1 John 2:29). -(a) We pass to the second statement of the ethical thesis (1 John 2:28(?) 1 John 3:24): the doing of Righteousness, i. The doer of Righteousness alone has attained to Christ-like Righteousness. So, if we realize that for us Righteousness finds its clearest expression in love of the brethren, we gain a clear contrast: God’s children, always striving to realize the ideal of sinless love, and the children of the Devil, striving after, or drifting towards, their own ideal of sinful hate and selfish greed Sinlessness, i. Righteousness, is not the monopoly of a chosen race, or section of men
Forgiveness (2) - Nor, again, can any kind of remission of sins be predicated of God which implies unrighteousness in any form, the solemn sanctions of the eternal law of Righteousness being secured by the conditions upon which forgiveness is granted. It would, however, be misleading to generalize and say that this attribute of mercy obviates all necessity for an atonement, or vindication of the law of Righteousness, and that throughout the whole history of the world nothing more is needed to obtain Divine forgiveness of sin than confession and repentance on the part of man. The promises of the OT were given to those who stood in a covenant relation with God, in which His Righteousness was effectually safeguarded. In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican the essential teaching is the same—the danger lest those who comply with rules of ordinary morality should so plume themselves on their obedience as to lose the sense of their own deep need and ill-desert, and the fact that grave offenders against the fundamental laws of Righteousness, like the publican and the harlot, may find their way into the kingdom of grace before the self-righteous Pharisee. But it would be utterly misleading, even to the subversion of the very foundations of ethics, if the inference were drawn that it matters nothing how deeply a man sins, provided that when his evil course is over he regrets his errors and asks for pardon, and that there is no reason in the moral government of the Universe why such a man should not be at once forgiven without infraction of the eternal law of Righteousness. Hence the offender must, so far as in him lies, put away the evil thing, if it is to be no longer a barrier between him and one whose course is determined by the law of Righteousness
Romans, Theology of - 16-18): On the positive side, the gospel is powerful to save everyone who has faith, Jew and Gentile alike; but it also has a negative cut like the sword of Hebrews 4:12 , for those who suppress the truth in unrighteousness receive the gospel as the wrath of God against their ungodliness. As Righteousness by faith is represented by letter a, and divine wrath against ungodliness by letter b, Paul now expands on the wrath of God against wickedness as b (1:19-3:20), followed by a lengthy exposition of Righteousness by faith in Christ in 3:21-8:17 (a). In the first section Paul asserts that the Righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ excludes boasting (3:21-31). While Abraham functions as a secondary figure as patriarch of Righteousness by faith for Gentile and Jewish believers, Adam and Christ represent archetypal progenitors of the human race where works are the primary focus. ...
Yet there is an added ingredient in the formula of election, for God does not choose capriciously but through valid secondary agents, and in each case the nonelect are seen to be lacking in faith: Esau, Pharaoh, and now Israel who have not pursued Righteousness through faith, but as it were based on works (9:30-33)
Atonement - The most general, but indispensable, preparation in the OT lies in its doctrines of the holiness, Righteousness, and grace of God ; also, of the sin and guilt of man . As holy, God abhors sin, and cannot but in Righteousness eternally react against it. ), with sacrificial atonements, with signal vindications of the Divine Righteousness (Phinehas). The main task of Jesus on earth was to reveal the Father, to disclose the true nature of the Kingdom of God and its Righteousness, in opposition to false ideals, to lead men to the recognition of His Messiahship, to recover the lost, to attach a few faithful souls to Himself as the foundation of His new Kingdom, and prepare their minds for His death and resurrection, and for the after duty of spreading His gospel among mankind. The presuppositions are the same “the holiness, Righteousness, and grace of God, and the sin and guilt of man, entailing on the individual and the race a Divine condemnation and exposure to wrath which man is unable of himself to remove (wrought out most fully by St
Ethics - He who enjoins Righteousness and mercy calls men to possess attributes which He Himself prizes as His own peculiar glory ( Exodus 33:18-19 ; Exodus 34:6-7 ). Hosea represents the Divine love as longing for the response of human love, and Amos demands Righteousness in the name of the Righteous One. Wife or child or life itself must not be preferred to the claims of truth and Righteousness, and therefore must not be preferred to Christ, who is truth and Righteousness in personal form ( Matthew 10:37-39 , Luke 9:59-60 ; Luke 14:26-27 )
Fire - His Righteousness and His holiness destroy all pretense, hypocrisy and sin before Him. He is clothed in GOD's Righteousness after being delivered, and becomes one of GOD's servants, a priest of and for GOD. His Righteousness will take vengeance on the unrighteous sinners who had no use for Him on the earth. GOD's fierce anger is displayed in all its justice, Righteousness and purity
Scripture, Unity And Diversity of - From Abraham to James, Righteousness by faith is functional (a point also noted by Paul in Ephesians 2:10 ; Titus 3:3-8 ). Paul views the concept of Righteousness almost exclusively as a forensic issue. Most other biblical writers use the terms for Righteousness in functional ways, reflecting the evidences of one's legal standing with God
Children of God, Sons of God - But ‘love,’ and ‘doing Righteousness’ are also the external signs of spiritual birth (cf. John 4:7 ‘Every one that loveth is born of God,’ and 1 John 2:29 ‘Every one that doeth Righteousness is begotten of Him’). It is characterized by guidance by the Spirit, and it manifests itself in love and in Righteousness
Justice - ]'>[2] ‘righteousness’), and Jeremiah 50:7 . is tsedeq or tsedâqâh , the word generally represented by ‘righteousness’ (see art. The Divine justice is that side of the Divine Righteousness which exhibits it as absolute fairness
Galatians, Theology of - It is clear, for example, that much rabbinic teaching appreciated the biblical emphasis on divine grace and that the Pharisees did not necessarily have a crass view of "works Righteousness. To say that Paul was concerened with nationalistic pride and not with personal self-righteousness is to fall into a false dichotomy (as Philippians 3:3-9 ; plainly indicates ). But because such an identity is something that can be achieved by personal effort (the "flesh"), the attempt to gain it reflects not confidence in God (faith ) but confidence in one's own Righteousness
Abraham - " His faith herein was called forth to accept what was above nature on the bore word of God; so "it (his faith) was counted to him for Righteousness" (Genesis 15). God then gave circumcision as seal of the covenant of Righteousness by faith, which he had while yet uncircumcised (Romans 4). Still it was his faith, not his work, which was "imputed to him for Righteousness"; but the faith that justified him was evinced, by his offering at God's command his son, to be not a dead but a living "faith that works by love
Reprobation - For the "free gift" has come upon all men, "to justification of life," through "the Righteousness" of the second Adam, so that the terms of our probation are but changed. Peter with reference to the acceptance of Cornelius: "Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh Righteousness, is accepted with him. For, as it will be acknowledged, that some children, dying in infancy, are saved, it must follow, from this principle and axiom in the divine government, that all infants are saved; for the case of all infants, as to innocence or guilt, sin or Righteousness, being the same, and God as a judge, being "no respecter of persons," but regarding only the merits of the case, he cannot make this awful distinction as to them, that one part shall be eternally saved and the other eternally lost
Providence - He taught them that God also rules in human lives, bestowing His blessings on the evil and the good (Matthew 5:45), supplying the bodily wants of those upon whom He has conferred the gift of rational life (Matthew 6:25), devoting a peculiar care to such as seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness (Matthew 6:33). ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33) is the counsel with which He concludes His special teaching on the relation of His disciples to the providence of the heavenly Father. It is only when we seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness that we have the promise that ‘all these things’—food and raiment and whatsoever else we require for the bodily life—shall be added unto us
Grace - Grace excludes, therefore, all notion of ‘debt’ as owing from God to men, all thought of earning the Messianic blessings ( Romans 4:4 ) by establishing ‘a Righteousness of one’s own’ ( Romans 10:3 ); through it men are ‘justified gratis ’ ( Romans 3:24 ) and ‘receive the gift of Righteousness’ ( Romans 5:17 )
Samuel, Books of - God honors the Righteousness of His chosen leader (1 Samuel 24:1-22 ). God rewards the Righteousness and faithfulness of His chosen leader (1 Samuel 26:1-25 )
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Some modern scholars have objected to the assumption that intertestamental Judaism, including Pharisaism, believed in a "wage price-theory of Righteousness, " that eternal life is granted on the basis of faithfulness in keeping the Law. , Mark 10:17 ; Luke 15:29 ; [22] ); John 6:28 ; and Paul's constant fight against earning salvation by works of the law (note: Romans 9:30-32 , ; Israel "pursued it [23] not by faith but as if it were by works" )
Isaiah, Book of - Christ will reign in Righteousness: desolation is followed by restoration. The attack of a spoiler in the character of Gog (Ezekiel 38 ), but the Lord, having filled Zion with judgement and Righteousness, arises and the enemy is destroyed, and Zion is in peace
Galatians, Epistle to the - Christ had died in vain if Righteousness came by the law. Christians awaited the hope of Righteousness, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith
Faith - " Nothing is required of such but this actual trust in, and personal apprehension or taking hold of, the merits of Christ's death as a sacrifice for sin; and upon their thus believing they are justified, their "faith is counted for Righteousness," or, in other words, they are forgiven. As receiving Christ and the gracious promise in this manner, it acknowledgeth man's guilt, and so man renounceth all Righteousness in himself, and honoureth God the Father, and Christ the Son, the only Redeemer
Premeditation - He ‘cometh unto John to be baptized of him’ with the decision already thought out that ‘thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness’ (Matthew 3:13-17 || Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22). He had found the incompleteness of the Law, and with deliberate purpose declared His mission to be one that was not to destroy but to fulfil: ‘Except your Righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in nowise enter into the kingdom’ (Matthew 5:17; Matthew 5:20)
Head - Finally, “The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of Righteousness” (Proverbs 16:31 )
Stars - In Apocalyptic literature ( Revelation 22:16 ) our Lord describes Himself as ‘the bright, the morning star’; whilst ‘they that turn many to Righteousness’ are to shine ‘as the stars for ever and ever’ ( Daniel 12:3 )
Delight - God delights in showing mercy (Micah 7:18 ), and kindness, justice, and Righteousness bring him pleasure and cause him delight (Jeremiah 9:23 )
Even, Even as, Even so - , Romans 3:22 ; 9:30 , "even the Righteousness;" Philippians 2:8 (RV, "yea")
Son of Man - God’s kingdom will reach its fullest expression when Jesus returns at the end of the age to punish evil, remove Satan and reign in Righteousness (Daniel 7:13-14; Matthew 13:41-43; Matthew 24:30-31; Mark 8:38)
Bread, Bread of Presence - As God supplies bread, so he will also supply Righteousness to his people (2 Corinthians 9:10 )
Pharisees - The extraordinary pretences of the Pharisees to Righteousness, drew after them the common people, who held them in the highest esteem and veneration
Wrath, Wrath of God - Such a spirit is no longer a slave of anger and wrath but is yielded “to Righteousness for sanctification” ( Romans 6:19 NRSV)
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Matthew 19:23 (a) Those who hold themselves in high estimation and think themselves to be fit for Heaven without the robe of Righteousness will find themselves deceived and shut outside the door of Heaven
Joy - God's kingdom is described as "righteousness, peace and joy" (Romans 14:17 )
Godly, Godliness - "But you, man of God, pursue Righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness" (1 Timothy 6:11 )
Adultery - ...
The woman in Revelation 12, represented as clothed with the Sun (of Righteousness), and crowned with the 12 stars (i
Day And Night - ‘The days of David’ (Acts 7:45) are the years of his reign; ‘the days of Noah’ (1 Peter 3:20), the time when he was a preacher of Righteousness to the disobedient world
Lamp - That person who is ready to leave the path of Righteousness and walk with the world does not want counselor advice either from the Word of GOD, or from the child of GOD
Mediator - The plan of salvation, therefore, by such a Mediator, is the most suitable to human beings that possibly could be; for here "Mercy and truth meet together, Righteousness and peace kiss each other
Hagar - And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for Righteousness
Turtle - And no doubt the voice of the Holy Ghost might truly be said to be heard, when by the preaching of the gospel salvation was proclaimed in the name, and by the blood and Righteousness of Jesus Christ
Sojourn, Dwell - They are admonished to treat the client with justice, Righteousness, and love because like Abraham ( Vessel - Such “precious ornaments” adorned the typical bride: “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of Righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels” ( Micah, Book of - The people will be judged in Righteousness; and there will be peace, safety, and plenty
Profession - The locus classicus is Romans 10:9-10 : ‘If thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord … thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto Righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation’ (cf
Terah - For by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the Righteousness which is by faith. And then, Noah was a preacher of Righteousness to boot. To Him that hath shall be given, is an absolute and a universal law and rule with the God of Righteousness. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after Righteousness, for they shall be filled. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - It was characterized by an imperative demand for a Righteousness which consisted in a thoroughgoing obedience to God, and this was just what Jesus demanded and exemplified. During the progress of the establishment of this society, those who belonged to it would be called upon to be merciful, to hunger and thirst after Righteousness to be peacemakers, to endure persecution for Righteousness’ sake patiently, to love enemies, to devote themselves to God without pretence and with singleness of mind; and yet to live lives of radiant goodness, to bring forth an abundant fruitage of beneficence for the sake of Jesus and in His name, to observe the duties which grow out of the natural relations of life, to lose their lives for His sake and the gospel’s, to seek first this ideal society arid God’s Righteousness, to go to Jesus and take His yoke upon themselves, and look upon a life of lowliest ministry as the life of highest honour. ...
His words to John the Baptist (Matthew 3:15 ‘Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness’) show that His conception of fulfilment included His own personal performance of any and every duty which was incumbent upon Him according to the Law, so that nothing should be wanting to His full performance of every human duty
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - It is stated here that all Scripture is inspired or "God-breathed" and for that reason is "useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in Righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. This is seen in instructions such as the following: "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness" (2 Timothy 2:19 ); "a man should cleanse himself from these things" the secular babblings and the ungodliness and the gangrenous words of the heretics, cited in 2 Timothy 2:16-17 ; and a youth should "flee the desires of youth, and pursue Righteousness, faith, love and peace" (2 Timothy 2:22 ). Along with these are commands to "flee the evil desires of youth" and to pursue Righteousness, faith, love and peace (2 Timothy 2:22 ). He speaks of receiving in the future the crown of Righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to him and to all those who love the Lord's appearing (2 Timothy 4:8 )
Faith - On the other hand, Abram stood approved when he acknowledged the promise of God, and trusted God's power to perform what he had promised: "Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as Righteousness" (Genesis 15:6 ). The fundamental Jewish position—that the law is God's love-gift to his people and that by fulfilling its requirements they could attain the Righteousness of Godis countered in the Epistles by the claim that salvation is by faith in the crucified and risen Christ. His letters to the churches validate the claim that faith in Christ is the only means of attaining the Righteousness of God (Romans 1:16-17 ; Philippians 3:7-9 ). ...
According to Paul in his letter to the church in Rome, the moral degradation of all people becomes the occasion for God's saving activity (1:18-3:20), with a resulting Righteousness being received by faith (3:21-31)
Holy, Holiness - Though the law is not present, internal standards of purity and Righteousness surround the covenants Yahweh makes with his people (Genesis 6:5,9 ; 15:6 ; 17:1 ). Those who live in fear because of weakness or uselessness are to experience thorough protection and provision based on the standards of Righteousness that issue from God's holy reign (Exodus 20:12-17 ; Leviticus 19 ; Psalm 68:5 ). The attributes of sovereignty, purity, Righteousness, steadfast love, and mercy are all defined by his holy name. (Romans 12:1 ) evidencing purity (1 Corinthians 6:9-20 ; 2Col 7:1), Righteousness (Ephesians 4:24 ), and love (1 Thessalonians 4:7 ; 1 John 2:5-6,20 ; 4:13-21 )
Hosea - Hosea's stress is not upon Righteousness and justice, as was the case with Amos, but the knowledge of God and loyal love. Without Righteousness God's people cannot experience God's unfailing love (Hosea 10:9-15 )
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One of the tests of faithfulness is Righteousness (1 John 2:29 ). Righteousness Among God's Children (1 John 2:28-4:6 ) ...
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Proverbs, Book of - The world is a battleground between wisdom and folly, Righteousness and wickedness, good and evil. It is better to be poor and godly: “Better is a little with Righteousness than great revenues with injustice” (Proverbs 16:8 ; compare Proverbs 15:16-17 ;
Renunciation - Hence it is that not the Righteousness of the Law, but the Righteousness by faith is the hope of the Christian
Freedom - If I render obedience to sin, I am a slave to sin and lawlessness but I am "free" with respect to Righteousness (cf. If, on the other hand, I render myself as a "slave" to Righteousness, I become free with respect to sin
Confession (of Sin) - He had no sins to confess, but He knew that John was the prophet divinely commissioned to inaugurate the kingdom of Righteousness (cf. And by submitting Himself to John’s baptism He was openly dedicating Himself to the work of that kingdom, and taking up His task of fulfilling all Righteousness (Matthew 3:15)
Psalms, Book of, - Psal 139 is a psalm of the new birth of Israel from the womb of the Babylonish captivity, to a life of Righteousness; Psal 140-143 may be a picture of the trials to which the unrestored exiles were still exposed in the realms of the Gentiles. The Psalter describes God as he is: it glows with testimonies to his power and providence, his love and faithfulness, his holiness and Righteousness
Abel - " Thus he argues that Abraham believed God, "and it was accounted to him for Righteousness,"—"that faith was reckoned to Abraham for Righteousness,"—"that he received the sign of circumcision, a seal," a visible confirmatory, declaratory, and witnessing mark "of the Righteousness which he had by faith
Atonement - The Gospel meets it, by declaring "the Righteousness of God," at the same time that it proclaims his mercy. It is a part of the same divine plan also to engage the influence of the Holy Spirit, to awaken penitence in man, and to lead the wanderer back to himself; to renew our fallen nature in Righteousness, at the moment we are justified through faith, and to place us in circumstances in which we may henceforth "walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. It is rendered, indeed, "worthy of all acceptation," by the circumstance of its meeting the difficulties we have just dwelt upon,—difficulties which could not otherwise have failed to make a gloomy impression upon every offender awakened to a sense of his spiritual danger; but it must be very inattentively considered, if it does not farther commend itself to us, by not only removing the apprehensions we might feel as to the severity of the divine Lawgiver, but as exalting him in our esteem as "the righteous Lord, who loveth Righteousness," who surrendered his beloved Son to suffering and death, that the influence of moral goodness might not be weakened in the hearts of his creatures; and as a God of love, affording in this instance a view of the tenderness and benignity of his nature infinitely more impressive and affecting than any abstract description could convey, or than any act of creating and providential power and grace could exhibit, and, therefore, most suitable to subdue that enmity which had unnaturally grown up in the hearts of his creatures, and which, when corrupt, they so easily transfer from a law which restrains their inclination to the Lawgiver himself
Oaths - The theme of that Sermon is Righteousness of the heart. When Christ opposes His commands to those of the Law, it is to show that He requires more than the Law demanded, that He insists not only upon Righteousness of outward conduct, but upon Righteousness of the heart
Obedience (2) - It was therefore more than a mere expression as to a definite example when He said: ‘It becometh us [1] to fulfil all Righteousness’ (Hebrews 10:8-14). The thought of the Apostle is unfolded here in a series of parallel expressions, in which, on the one side, Adam’s ‘trespass,’ ‘sin,’ ‘disobedience,’ and, on the other side, Christ’s ‘grace,‘ ‘gift by grace,’ ‘free gift,’ ‘righteousness,’ ‘act of Righteousness,’ ‘obedience,’ are mentioned as equal to one another, and as contrasted, the one side with the other
Evil - Pain is justified by the redemption of the body ( Romans 8:18-25 , 1 Peter 4:13 ), punishment by the peaceable fruits of Righteousness ( Hebrews 12:7-11 ), and the permission of moral evil by the victory of the Cross ( John 12:31 , 1619169409_77 , Colossians 2:15 , 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 )
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We must not forget, in conclusion, that, in one Messianic passage (Malachi 4:2 ), the coming deliverer is spoken of as ‘the sun of Righteousness
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Song of Solomon 7:263
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Habakkuk - Thrice Paul quotes Habakkuk 2:4, "the just shall live by his faith" (one fundamental truth throughout the Bible, beginning with Abram in Genesis 15:6); first in Romans 1:17, where the emphasis rests on "just," God's Righteousness and the nature of justification being the prominent thought; secondly in Galatians 3:11, where the emphasis is on "faith," the instrument of justification being prominent; thirdly in Hebrews 10:38, where the emphasis is on "live," the continued life that flows from justification being prominent
Sin - This inherited moral corruption consists in, (1) the loss of original Righteousness; and (2) the presence of a constant proneness to evil, which is the root and origin of all actual sin
Thirst - In this restlessness Jesus sees a source of men’s ultimate happiness, and those He accounts blessed (μακάριοι) who thirst for Righteousness (διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, Matthew 5:6)
Heaven - The visible heavens shall pass away to give place to the abiding new heaven and earth wherein shall dwell Righteousness (Psalms 102:25-27; Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22; 2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1; Hebrews 12:26-28)
Zeal - ‘The zeal of the Lord of Hosts’ (2 Kings 19:31, Isaiah 37:32) is for man’s love, man’s Righteousness, for man to be sensible with himself and regard his own permanent interests (Deuteronomy 30:20), and make it possible for God to continue His abundant liberality (Psalms 81:13-16); for the welfare and vigour of the Chosen People, the hope of mankind; at least a working remnant shall be preserved
Torah - For true believers, Jesus demanded a commitment which went far beyond the supposed Righteousness gained by keeping the law (Luke 18:18-23 )
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Lily - Is Jesus JEHOVAH our Righteousness? then shall his spouse the church be called by the same name
Regeneration - " (2 Corinthians 5:17) And hence the apostle elsewhere saith, that our recovery to a state of grace, and the new life, is "not by works of Righteousness which we have done, but by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Lord
Blessedness - Too much stress must not therefore he laid on Luke 6:20-21, although there the blessedness of being ‘filled’ seems to refer to food rather than, as in Matthew, to Righteousness
Glory - (Matthew 6:28-29) And hence that gracious precept of the Lord by the prophet: "Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might; let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and Righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith the Lord
Heritage - " So again the Lord, as the security of his people, saith himself, that "this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their Righteousness is of me, saith the Lord
Satan - He penetrated the “hedge” only with God’s permission and only for specific instances that would demonstrate God’s Righteousness
Mountains - The integrity of the divine nature is sure and lasting"Thy Righteousness is like the great mountains," Psalm 36:6
Hope, Hope - , the fulfillment of the promise) made unto the fathers;" (3) Galatians 5:5 , "the hope of Righteousness;" i
Mourning (2) - The following is the prescribed prayer before meat to be used in the house of the mourner after burial:—...
‘Blessed art thou, O God our Lord, King of the universe, God of our Fathers, our Creator, our Redeemer, our Sanctifier, the Holy One of Jacob, the King of Life, who art good and doest good; the God of truth, the righteous Judge who judgest in Righteousness, who takest the soul in judgment, and rulest alone in the universe, who doest in it according to His will, and all His ways are in Judgment, and we are His people and His servants, and in everything we are bound to praise Him and to bless Him, who shields all the calamities of Israel and will shield us in this calamity, and from this mourning will bring us to life and peace
Atonement (2) - The Gospel, though a message of God’s free favour with no condition of antecedent Righteousness, referred to moral results, the manifestation of an imparted spirit, as evidence of the truth of the promise (Romans 8:13-14, Galatians 5:22-24). In this narrative Jesus is represented as doing something more than declaring the obligation which rested upon Him to fulfil that Righteousness characteristic of the Hebrew covenant. ‘Thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness,’ i. Isaiah 42:1), when the manner in which Righteousness is to be fulfilled is made explicit in the subject of Jesus’ converse with Moses and Elijah, ‘the decease which he was about to fulfil’ (Luke 9:31 πληροῦν), cf
Adam - ' And then, from this and from many other Scriptures, we learn that the image and likeness of God is love: love, knowledge, Righteousness, and true holiness, with dominion over the creatures. For it is just those two men, Adam and Christ, with their sin and their Righteousness, that so stumble and so throw out our evolutionists; and it is in his handling of those two men, and of that which we have of those two men alone, that Paul shows his matchless philosophic power. It runs thus: 'Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the Righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. ' To Paul's so comprehensive mind, so far-sweeping imagination, and so Righteousness-hungry heart, Adam and Christ are the two poles upon whom this whole world of human life revolves
Isaac - The Father, in love to us, prepared a human body (Hebrews 10:5) for His Son, which can suffer death, the penalty which divine Righteousness required for our sin; Christ's Godhead could not suffer. His "faith" alone was "counted for Righteousness" long before, and he was justified before God (Genesis 15:6)
Forgiveness - Indeed, these preachers of moral Righteousness did not hesitate to emphasize the converse side of this truth in dwelling on the ‘repentance’ of God and His returning to His afflicted but repentant people ( Jonah 3:9 , Malachi 3:7 etc. It is symbolic, as was John’s baptism, of a ‘death unto sin and a new birth unto Righteousness’ ( Mark 1:4 = Luke 3:3 ; cf
Goodness (Human) - Among the passages which refer to human persons Romans 5:7 not only extends the reach of ‘goodness’ beyond that of ‘righteousness,’ but also finds this overlapping in the spontaneous, benevolent character of the former. In Luke 23:50 the same distinction may be found, although here the sequence shows that the Righteousness before God is estimated higher than the mere benevolence towards men
Corinthians, Epistles to the - The one ministered death and condemnation, the other the Spirit (which quickens) and Righteousness. It is based on the One who knew no sin, having been made sin for us, that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him
Guilt - The human struggle after Righteousness is the surest evidence of man’s consciousness of racial and personal guilt, and an acknowledgment that his position in this respect is not normal. Only He, who sounded the depths of human consciousness in regard to sin, could, in the power of His own inherent Righteousness, condemn and crush sin in the flesh
Abraham - ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ like the Hades in which the rich man lifts up his eyes, is part of the figurative or pictorial setting of the parable, and indicates no more than a haven of repose and felicity, the home and resting-place of the righteous with Abraham, who is the typical example of Righteousness. The characteristic Pauline presentation of Abraham as the father of the faithful in a moral and spiritual sense, as the type and pattern of all Righteousness and obedience, as it is developed in the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians, is absent (cf
Law - John 6:63 ); (h) "a law of Righteousness," Romans 9:31 , i. , a general principle presenting Righteousness as the object and outcome of keeping a "law," particularly the "Law" of Moses (cp
Proselyte - 245a), and ‘the proselyte of Righteousness’, who by complete adoption of Israel’s laws became incorporated with the covenant people (HDB_ ii. Peter’s words have not the breadth often assigned to them-he only goes the length of recognizing the manifest signs of God’s acceptance of a Gentile who ‘feareth him, and worketh Righteousness
Abraham - ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ like the Hades in which the rich man lifts up his eyes, is part of the figurative or pictorial setting of the parable, and indicates no more than a haven of repose and felicity, the home and resting-place of the righteous with Abraham, who is the typical example of Righteousness. The characteristic Pauline presentation of Abraham as the father of the faithful in a moral and spiritual sense, as the type and pattern of all Righteousness and obedience, as it is developed in the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians, is absent (cf
Freedom of the Will - Paul, as a Hebrew sprung from Hebrews, the great end of man is Righteousness. Now the Law, either as known to the Gentiles, or revealed more fully to the Jews, with its lists of forbidden acts, should have helped man to Righteousness; but, enslaved as he was, it only pointed out in detail what he had no power to do, thus making his tyrant doubly hateful, and himself doubly a slave (Romans 2:14; Romans 3:20). in the position of one to whom complete Righteousness was possible and actual. Cowed and overpowered before, acquiescing, with a true slave’s mind, in the very things he hated, now he is confident, self-controlled as a son; not an emancipated slave, apt to mistake a broken chain for a charter of licence; his freedom from sin is freedom for Righteousness. His real purpose is to secure ‘the Righteousness which is of faith’ (Romans 9:30), which the Jews rejected
Authority in Religion - God’s nature is His voucher for the Righteousness of the course of God’s providence towards Himself. In the time of stress that was upon Him, He fixes His eye upon God’s holiness and Righteousness as His sole but sufficient guarantee for the existence of the qualities for which these words stand. But this would have been sheer moral insanity, unless God’s nature contained the final norm of Righteousness. ...
This explains His word at the baptism, when the Baptist ‘would have hindered him,’ and He said, ‘Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness’ (Matthew 3:15). For, in this case, the same character that guarantees to the conscience the Righteousness of the relation or obligation created by the will of the lawgiver, guarantees also to the understanding the truth of the finding of the judge
Persecution - He spoke in the name of Jahweh, and therefore in the name of Righteousness. The religion of Jahweh issues in social Righteousness. The prophets thus came into collision with current theology, for they declared that Jahweh was not simply the God of Israel, but the God of Righteousness, and they came up against popular religion, for they identified religion with the practice of social justice. Their patriotism was sincere and unmistakable, but they placed social Righteousness above the mere continuity or safety of the realm or the mere practice of ceremonial religion. The power that worked for Righteousness in national and international affairs would wreck any society which ignored or violated the fundamental principle of moral government, for the will of Jahweh must prevail
Zephaniah, Book of - Zephaniah would not presume on God's grace by promising forgiveness, but he counseled turning to Righteousness and meekness as the means for possibly avoiding punishment on the Day of the Lord
Covenant - It is still in force, however, as it rests on the immutable justice of God, and is binding on all who have not fled to Christ and accepted his Righteousness
Deliver - Their Righteousness preserves them (Proverbs 11:6 ; Ezekiel 14:14,20 ) but if they indulge in sin and rebellion, God may deliver them over to their enemies (1 Kings 8:46 ; Jeremiah 20:5 ; 2 Kings 20:6 )
Deacon, Deaconess - ...
In this light, Paul could speak of being a servant of the new covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6 ), of Righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:15 ), of Christ (2Col 11:23; Colossians 1:7 ; 1 Timothy 4:6 ), of God (2 Corinthians 6:4 ), of the gospel (Ephesians 3:7 ; Colossians 1:23 ), and of the church (Colossians 1:25 )
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If suffering is not a measure of a person’s sin, freedom from suffering is not a measure of a person’s Righteousness (Ecclesiastes 8:14; Luke 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:19)
Rebuke - Jesus here rebuked in Peter, this, love’s subtlest disloyalty to Righteousness
Melchizedek - He explains Melchizedek’s name to mean ‘king of Righteousness,’ and his title of ‘king of Salem’ to mean ‘king of peace’; and then, arguing from the silence of the record respecting his parentage, birth, and death, describes him as ‘without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God,’ and affirms him to have been greater than Abraham, since he blessed him (‘for without any dispute the less is blessed of the better’) and received from him (and through him from his unborn descendants the Levitical priests) a tithe of his spoils ( Hebrews 7:1-16 )
Jehovah - ELOHIM, from aalah "to be strong" (Furst), rather than from Arabic aliha , "astonishment", alaha , "worship" (Hengstenberg), the Deity, expresses His eternal power and Godhead manifested in nature, commanding our reverence; JEHOVAH the Personal God in covenant with His people, manifesting boundless mercy, Righteousness, and faithfulness to His word
Slave/Servant - Paradoxically, however, there is also a blessed slavery to Righteousness (Ephesians 6:9 )
Son of David - Character became the condition of enjoying the benefits of the new Kingdom, and in turn the new Kingdom—Messianic, ideal—was to exist for the sake of the individual, to save him from his woes, and to lead him to Righteousness
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Genesis 4:3 (b) By this type we probably understand that it represents our own self-made Righteousness
Carpenter - ]'>[3] in an interesting manner when he says that Jesus, ‘when amongst men, worked as a carpenter, making ploughs and yokes, thus teaching the marks of Righteousness, and commending an active life
Shimei - Thus he brought, "on his own head" his wickedness towards David which David had left unavenged; justice had its course so by "taking away the wicked from before the king, his throne was established in Righteousness" (Proverbs 25:5; 1 Kings 2:36-46; Psalms 7:16; Ezekiel 17:19)
Concubine - " Oh! what unknown, what unspeakable glory is there in those words of our Lord—"I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in Righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies; I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord
Think, Devise - A theological emphasis exists in God’s reward of Abraham, when the patriarch believed God and His word: “And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for Righteousness” ( Ambition - He gave primacy to an ambition for the ends of the Kingdom over all worldly ambitions in the words: ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33)
Eusebius of Alexandria, a Writer of Sermons - Some sentences shew a true spiritual insight: "What sort of Righteousness exceeds the rest? Love, for without it no good comes of any other
Light, Noun, And Verb, Lighten - Psalm 43:3 ; (h) the guidance of God, Job 29:3 ; Psalm 112:4 ; Isaiah 58:10 ; and, ironically, of the guidance of man, Romans 2:19 ; (i) salvation, 1 Peter 2:9 ; (j) Righteousness, Romans 13:12 ; 2 Corinthians 11:14,15 ; 1 John 2:9,10 ; (k) witness for God, Matthew 5:14,16 ; John 5:35 ; (l) prosperity and general well-being, Esther 8:16 ; Job 18:18 ; Isaiah 58:8-10
Atonement - Sin is therein especially branded; and God's wisdom, Righteousness, holiness, faithfulness, and mercy, are most eminently displayed
Garments - The saints, in like manner, are described as clothed in white robes, Revelation 7:9,13,14 ; the Righteousness of Christ in which they are clothed is more glorious than that of the angels
Phar'Isees, - (Matthew 6:2,6,16 ; 23:5,6 ; Luke 14:7 ) Indeed the whole spirit of their religion was summed up not in confession of sin and in humility, but in a proud self Righteousness at variance with any true conception of man's relation to either God or his fellow creatures
Witness - 7 (it was a marginal gloss which crept into the original text: see THREE); it finds no support in Scripture; (c) of the Scriptures, to Christ, John 5:39 ; Hebrews 7:8,17 ; (d) of the works of Christ, to Himself, and of the circumstances connected with His Death, John 5:36 ; 10:25 ; 1 John 5:8 ; (e) of prophets and apostles, to the Righteousness of God, Romans 3:21 ; to Christ, John 1:7,8,15,32,34 ; 3:26 ; 5:33 , RV; 15:27; 19:35; 21:24; Acts 10:43 ; 23:11 ; 1 Corinthians 15:15 ; 1 John 1:2 ; 4:14 ; Revelation 1:2 ; to doctrine, Acts 26:22 (in some texts, so AV; see No
Philippians, Epistle to - But the situation of the Asian Churches, invaded as they were by a new type of error, might have called forth new themes in a formal Epistle like Ephesians, while Philippians is a friendly letter to an old Church whose life was apparently now for the first time being threatened by the Judaists, with their gospel of legal Righteousness. Paul, who had enjoyed every Hebrew privilege, knows of how small value they were for attaining true Righteousness, and now he boasts only in Christ. For personal knowledge of Him he will gladly lose all else, in order that he may get the Righteousness which is from God by faith, and in close union with Him may realize the meaning of His sufferings, death, and resurrection
Holiness - In Luke 1:75 ‘holiness’ and ‘righteousness’ are closely associated, as is frequently the case both in classical and biblical usage. The words are complementary, though the sharp distinction drawn by Plato (Gorgias, 507 B) cannot be maintained: in the NT ‘righteousness’ cannot be limited to duties toward men, nor can ‘holiness’ be restricted to duties toward God. Righteousness is the manward, as holiness is the Godward aspect of pious character and conduct. … The most probable way to make Felix tremble is to reason with him of Righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come
Hosea, Theology of - God wanted actioncovenant loyalty that evidenced kindness in action, justice at all levels, and a knowledge that portrayed the Lord's Righteousness (6:6; 10:12; 12:6)but Israel offered insincerity and rejected God (6:4; 8:2-3). Hosea envisioned a new betrothal (2:19) and a new relationship (1:10; 2:16) that would produce the true covenant fruit of Righteousness, justice, love, compassion, and knowledge (2:19-20)
Christians, Names of - His faith in God's promises was "credited to him as Righteousness" (Acts 6:1-25 ); this holds true as well for anyone who places faith in Jesus (Romans 4 ). Their ability to do so is based solely on the new life won for them in Christ, through which they have been made the "righteousness of God" (2 Corinthians 5:21 ), and on the provision of the Spirit as their divine resource for achieving this standard in living
Israel, Israelite - ), forgiveness of sins, Righteousness, peace and joy. On the one hand, He recognized the Divine authority of the Law, in its true meaning and spirit, and not as interpreted and embodied in the ‘deformed Righteousness’ of the scribes and Pharisees (Joshua 6:2; Matthew 12:5; Matthew 19:17; Matthew 23:3, Luke 16:17)
Romans, the Epistle to the - ) The theme is stated Romans 1:16-17, "the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek; for therein is the Righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. The Righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel, being of faith, not of the law, unto all who believe (Romans 3:21-26)
Conscience - The dispositions that are commended by the Saviour’s conduct and teachings purity of heart, meekness, mercifulness, desire for Righteousness, etc. The inference that it is God with whom we have to do makes it fitting for us to say that conscience is man’s capacity to receive progressively a revelation of the Righteousness of God
Light And Darkness - Paul declares that ‘the fruit of the light is in all goodness and Righteousness and truth’ (Ephesians 5:9 [2]), and contrasts that shining fruit with ‘the unfruitful works of darkness’ (Ephesians 5:11), he is giving to light and darkness a plain moral content. When he asks in another Epistle, ‘What communion hath light with darkness?’ (2 Corinthians 6:14), the words that precede show that it is the antithesis between Righteousness and unrighteousness that is in his thoughts
Happiness - Happiness rests in dispositions, such as purity, meekness, Righteousness, peace, and not in possessions, such as wealth, health, fame. He was the first citizen in the Kingdom of Heaven, which is Righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost
Timothy, Epistles to - The important testimony is added that every scripture is divinely inspired, and is profitable for teaching, conviction, correction, instruction in Righteousness (supplying what is needed for every time), that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work. The crown of Righteousness was laid up for him, and for all them that love the appearing of Christ
Circumcision - In Galatia, Paul resisted strenuously the Judaizers' doctrine of Righteousness by works, which he stigmatized as a "different gospel" (Galatians 1:6-7 ), and reviled the proponents as "dogs" and "evil workers
Day - Evil will be decisively dealt with and Righteousness will be established
Golden Rule - In the Exodus motif the covenant mercies of God came to Israel not because of her Righteousness, but because they were "aliens" in Egypt
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Jesus warned against the hypocrisy of those who paraded their Righteousness in the synagogue
Tabernacles, Feast of - As the sun by natural light was eclipsing the artificial lights, so Jesus implies, I, the Sun of Righteousness, am superseding your typical light
New Heavens And a New Earth - The final clause of 3:13 also highlights this nuance by noting that it will be an earth in which Righteousness dwells
Branch - It reminds us of the marvelous truth of imputed Righteousness
Prophecy - The day-dawn and the day-star were hastening to arise, when Jesus the Son of Righteousness, should appear, to go down no more, but to be the everlasting light of his people, their God, and their glory!...
Inspiration - Though this word occurs in the Bible but once in reference to the scriptures, yet the one statement in which it is found is important and full of deep meaning: "Every scripture is divinely inspired [1], and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in Righteousness; that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work
Bless - His blessing brings Righteousness ( Covetousness - And to only one quarter can the enlightened heart turn—‘the kingdom of God and his Righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33)
Gad (1) - of Jordan, along with them: Numbers 32:17; Numbers 32:21; Numbers 32:32; Joshua 1:14; Joshua 4:12), he executed the justice of Jehovah (Moses prophetically foresees Gad will do what Jehovah required of His people as Righteousness) and His judgments (in fellowship) with (the rest of) Israel
Holy Ghost - And as the prophet Isaiah had been commanded to tell the church of this sovereign Lord, under his almighty offices, as acting with "a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning," (Isaiah 4:4) the Lord Jesus more fully opens the nature of these heart-searching works of the Holy Ghost, in shewing that it consists in "convincing of sin, of Righteousness, and of judgment
Eagle - He, who in such infinite and unequalled love and grace, became both sin and a curse for his people, might go on in the humiliation, to compare himself to the eagle, when made sin for us; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Grape - By the force and intent of the allegory, says Bishop Lowth, "good grapes" ought to be opposed "to fruit of a dangerous and pernicious quality," as, in the application of it, to judgment is opposed tyranny, and to Righteousness oppression
Judges - Their main office was to judge or rule righteously ("feed" or tend, 1 Chronicles 17:6) in deciding cases (Judges 4:5; Judges 10:2; 1 Samuel 7:15; 1 Samuel 8:3), this function of the priesthood being in abeyance after the time of Joshua; their delivering Israel was an act of Jehovah's "righteousness" or faithfulness to His covenant, consequent upon the people's penitently turning to Him (Judges 5:11; Isaiah 45:8)
Matthew, Gospel According to - Their ‘righteousness’ was to exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, because they were to interpret the Law of Moses in a sense which would make it more far-reaching in its effect upon conduet than ever before (Matthew 5:21-48). In particular, their ‘righteousness’ was to be less a matter of something done that men might see it, and more a right relation to God, taking effect in action known only to God Himself (Matthew 11:27). In relation to wealth, they were not to hoard up treasure upon earth, but to trust in God’s care for them (Matthew 6:19-34, Matthew 19:28), seeking first His Righteousness and Kingdom. Their ‘righteousness’ will not admit them into the Kingdom (Matthew 5:20)
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - God will make visible his rule of Righteousness by calling for an accounting by the nations as well as individuals, dispensing punishment for some and ushering in salvation for others. Even though they expected their Righteousness to be vindicated against their enemies, they were to discover that God's Righteousness entailed his move against them
Calvinists - These two things are distinctly to be noted, that is, that, being thus in all parts of our nature corrupted and perverted, we are now, even for such corruption only, holden worthy of damnation, and stand convicted before God to whom nothing is acceptable but Righteousness, innocence, and purity. Justification by faith alone, or justification by the imputed Righteousness of Christ, forms also an essential part of this system. ...
They suppose that on the one hand our sins are imputed to Christ, and on the other, that we are justified by the imputation of Christ's Righteousness to us; that is, Christ, the innocent, was treated by God as if he were guilty, that we, the guilty, might out of regard to what he did and suffered, be treated as if we were innocent and righteous
Hypocrisy - Of the whole standard of the Kingdom of Heaven hypocrisy is the daily practical denial—its broad result being the external Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, without exceeding which we shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Deliberate care must be taken that one’s Righteousness be not done in the public eye. The publican and the harlot who had secretly thirsted after Righteousness came to be shown to have faith, though all appearances were against them; the Pharisee who had used his religious position to cover worldly ends was shown to want it, though all appearances were in his favour
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The teaching of Jesus now proceeds in agreement with the theology of the Pharisees, in so far as He not only continually speaks of the rewarding of our works by God, but also represents the Kingdom of God itself under the point of view of a reward, which is awarded to the performance of ‘righteousness. The better Righteousness, which admits to the Kingdom, is an inward Righteousness (cf
Hypocrisy - Of the whole standard of the Kingdom of Heaven hypocrisy is the daily practical denial—its broad result being the external Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, without exceeding which we shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Deliberate care must be taken that one’s Righteousness be not done in the public eye. The publican and the harlot who had secretly thirsted after Righteousness came to be shown to have faith, though all appearances were against them; the Pharisee who had used his religious position to cover worldly ends was shown to want it, though all appearances were in his favour
Hebrews - Suffering may seem harsh at the time, but “later it yields the peaceful fruit of Righteousness” to those who have been trained by suffering (Hebrews 12:11 NRSV). The “peaceful fruit of Righteousness” is the peace that comes from having acquired the right and privilege to stand before God in confidence (see Hebrews 10:19-25 )
Timothy, Epistles to - Similarly Righteousness is used rather of a virtue to be reached by personal struggle than in the technical sense found in the Epistle to the Romans. Galatians 1:23 ; Galatians 3:23 ), nor is it always objective in the Pastorals ( 1 Timothy 1:16 , Titus 3:8 ), and that Righteousness is often spoken of elsewhere as a virtue to be acquired ( e
Mercy - Titus 3:5 declares: "he saved us not because of any works of Righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy" (NRSV). The beatitude (an announcement of blessing) in Matthew 5:7 indicates that showing mercy is one of the marks of Righteousness, the gift of God associated with the inbreaking of God's kingdom
Adam - The one representative man, Adam, committed a παράττωμα; but over-against that must be placed the undeserved kindness (χαρις) of God, and the gift of Righteousness arising from the kindness of the other representative Man, Jesus Christ. Adam’s fall ushered in a reign of death; Christ’s work ensures that all who have received His kindness and His gift of Righteousness shall themselves reign in life
Adam - The one representative man, Adam, committed a παράττωμα; but over-against that must be placed the undeserved kindness (χαρις) of God, and the gift of Righteousness arising from the kindness of the other representative Man, Jesus Christ. Adam’s fall ushered in a reign of death; Christ’s work ensures that all who have received His kindness and His gift of Righteousness shall themselves reign in life
Ethics - As new people indwelt by the Spirit of God, Christians can now produce the standard of Righteousness that the law aimed at but could not itself produce (Romans 8:1-4; Romans 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 2:3-6; see SANCTIFICATION). Beyond the family is the larger community where they live and work, and where they inevitably meet conduct that is contrary to their Christian understanding of Righteousness, truth and justice (Ephesians 6:5-9; see JUSTICE; WORK)
Ephesians, Epistle to - " In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul writes from the point of view of justification by the imputed Righteousness of Christ; here he writes from the point of view specially of union to the Redeemer, and hence of the oneness of the true church of Christ
Heart - Paul said that a person must believe in the heart to be saved, “for with the heart man believeth unto Righteousness” (Romans 10:10 )
Fasting - But while men of no religion, and strangers to vital godliness, may, and will take up with the outside of piety, and abstain from their ordinary food on fast days, and glut the appetite with dainties on feast days; the great question still again recurs, what can we gather from the word of God of instruction in relation to fasting? I answer in the words of the apostle, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but Righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
Kiss - It was in effect saying, I cast myself on thee, as a poor, perishing, dying sinner, and venture all on thy blood and Righteousness!...
Babylon, Mystical - God's pure church of the Old Testament and of the New Testament clothed with the Sun of Righteousness, and having the twelve patriarchs and the twelve apostles as her coronet (Revelation 12)
Propitiation - He can act differently towards those who come to Him by faith, and solely on the ground of the "propitiatory" sacrifice of Christ, not because He has changed, but because He ever acts according to His unchanging Righteousness
End, Ending - , Luke 1:33 ; in Romans 10:4 , Christ is described as "the end of the Law unto Righteousness to everyone that believeth;" this is best explained by Galatians 3:23-26 ; cp
Slave - Formerly they were slaves to sin (John 8:34; Galatians 4:8; Titus 3:3), but Christ has set them free from that bondage and now they are slaves of Righteousness (Romans 6:16-19; Galatians 5:1; see REDEMPTION)
Reconcilation - In Romans 5:8-10 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 reconciliation is used in conjunction with Righteousness of God (justification)
Exaltation - According to Proverbs 14:34 "righteousness exalts a nation"; the days of David and Solomon were characterized by just and wise decisions that contributed to the peace and prosperity of their realms
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 6:18 ), postbaptismal sins (Origen), post-Pentecost rejection of the Spirit, and the attempt to achieve meritorious Righteousness before God
Rock - Peter quote and combine the same two prophetic passages (Isaiah 8:14; Isaiah 28:16), adapting the Septuagint version of them so as to show that Israel had failed to attain unto God’s true law of Righteousness, because they sought it not by faith but by works
Virtue - ) contends that ἀρετή sometimes signifies neither the Righteousness nor the praise of God, but the manifestation of His power
Perseverance - To which it is answered, that this doctrine, like many others, may be abused, by hypocrites, but cannot be so by those who are truly serious, it being the very nature of grace to lead to Righteousness, Tit
Enlightenment - ‘The fruit of the light (ὁ καρπὸς τοῦ φωτὸς) is in all goodness, and Righteousness, and truth;’ hence the enlightened ‘walk as children of light’ (Ephesians 5:8 f
Gerizim - Wendt points out that our Lord’s teaching in this passage as to the true nature of worship is a corollary of His teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, that the heart (the whole inward nature) is the true seat of the Righteousness of the people of God
Goodness - Paul, when he says that the fruit of the light is in all goodness and Righteousness and truth’ (Ephesians 5:9)
Hatred - To Christ Himself the words of Psalms 45:7 are applied, ‘Thou hast loved Righteousness and hated iniquity’ (Hebrews 1:9)
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Break off thy sins by Righteousness
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Isaiah 11:4 (b) The reference no doubt is to the word that shall issue from the mouth of the Lord JESUS when He comes to judge the earth in Righteousness and to punish His enemies
Church - In the present divided state of God's people, the man of faith will be careful to recognise that every true Christian is a part of that one body, with which, as has been said, there can be no failure; while, at the same time, he will pursue a path of separation from evil; and will "follow Righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart
Comfort (2) - On the other hand, those who are now satisfied with their riches and have no hunger for Righteousness, the men of the world who have their portion in this life, ‘have received their consolation’ (Luke 6:24-25)
Deceit, Deception, Guile - They could not conceive the possibility of a revision of life in the light of a larger and nobler ideal of Righteousness
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( b ) The dualism of Babylonia and Persia, especially as it was expressed by the dragon , between whom and the agents of Righteousness there was to be a fight to the death
Fellowship - This is an exclusive fellowship: ‘what fellowship have Righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
Fellow - Thou lovest Righteousness, and hatest wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above (or for) thy fellows:" for so the word may be rendered
Jephtha - The Holy Ghost, by his servant Paul, hath recorded his name among those worthies who "by faith subdued kingdoms, and wrought Righteousness
Create - 89:12); salvation and Righteousness ( Idolatry, - Whatever of wealth or honor or pleasure is loved and sought before God and Righteousness becomes an object of idolatry
Sin - Original sin is that whereby our whole nature is corrupted, and rendered contrary to the nature and law of God; or, according to he ninth article of the church of England, "It is that whereby man is very far gone from original Righteousness, and is, of his own nature, inclined to evil
Paradise - 3: ‘the Paradise of Righteousness,’ where God is seen sitting encompassed by angels; xxviii
Naturalness - ‘Thus it becometh us to fulfil all Righteousness’ (πρέπον ἐστὶν ἡμῖν, Matthew 3:15); ‘Behoved it not the Christ to suffer?’ (οὐχὶ ταῦτα ἔδει παθεῖν τὸν Χριστόν, Luke 24:26)
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - Elsewhere in the psalms "forever" is used to describe God's reign (9:7), his protection (12:7), his plans (33:11), the inheritance of his people (37:18), his throne (55:19), his rule (66:7), his remembrance of his covenant (105:8), his Righteousness (111:3), his faithfulness (117:2), his statutes (119:111,152), and his name (135:13). Through Christ grace reigns "through Righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (5:21; Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that dayand not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:8 )
Forgiveness - The tension between God's dealings with human beings in terms of his mercy and Righteousness finds resolution in the New Testament. ...
Jesus' offer of the kingdom to all on the condition of repentance led to the charge that he associated with tax-collectors and sinners, which his opponents considered offensive to God's Righteousness (Matthew 9:10-13 ; 11:19 ; Mark 2:15-17 ; Luke 5:30-32 ; 7:34 ; 15:2 ). This explains why some of Jesus' sayings emphasize the need for Righteousness in order to be included in the kingdom of God. Expiation comes by confession, after which the sinner will be cleansed from all unrighteousness by Jesus' expiatory sacrifice
Kingdom Kingdom of God - Paul in Romans 14:17, ‘the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but Righteousness, and joy, and peace in the Holy Spirit,’ and in 1 Corinthians 4:20, ‘the kingdom of God is not in word but in power,’ So too Colossians 1:13, ‘hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. Paul’s conception of ‘righteousness’ his equivalent for the Gospel term ‘kingdom’ (JThSt i. But in the NT the admission that the Kingdom is now in some sense present, whether in the subjection of the Christian soul to the Law of Christ, or in the Church of which He is the Head, or in the life of God streaming down into the world through the Spirit of Christ in the forms of Righteousness and peace, is always made on the understanding that these foreshadowings of the Kingdom of God imply a far more perfect realization of the Kingdom in the future, and that when Christ comes again the Kingdom will come in such sense that by comparison it will seem never to have come before
Doctrines - As Sovereign of the kingdom of Righteousness and love, God makes holiness and love the essential laws of His kingdom, and commands His subjects to be as Himself. This is therefore the keynote of the gospel, that the Christ is come ‘to fulfil all Righteousness’ (Matthew 3:15), to give effect to every part of the constitution of the Kingdom. He announces that He is come not to destroy but to fulfil the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17), and in this connexion shows that the Law is not satisfied with the literal and formal obedience of the Pharisees, but extends to thought and motive; He warns His disciples that, except their Righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, they cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:18-20); and in other passages He says that in the Day of Judgment men shall be judged so strictly that they shall give account of every idle word, and even of any neglect on their part of the law of kindness and compassion towards their neighbours (Matthew 12:36; Matthew 22:1-14)
Anthropology - On the other hand, humans are “like a breath,” physically frail, spiritually weak, and unable to stand before the holiness and Righteousness of God (Psalm 90:5-6 ; Psalm 103:13-16 ; Psalm 144:3-4 ; Psalm 146:3-4 ). The obvious human weakness in the face of God's strength is compounded by human unrighteousness in the face of God's Righteousness. Manifest as both physical weakness and spiritual failing, this frailty is seen properly in contrast to the holiness and Righteousness of God
Vicarious Sacrifice - ’ The law of Righteousness, fundamental in His Kingdom, would, He knew, cut across the self-interests of men, as well as the conservatism of the Rabbinical teachers of the day. If one walks in the light, that is, holds fellowship with God in Righteousness and love, he is saved. ...
The dominating idea is that of ethical appropriation, which Lightfoot describes as follows: ‘To partake of the Messiah truly is to partake of Himself, His pure nature, His Righteousness, His spirit. also is against giving the term a relation to the Righteousness of God, since it is deduced from the Divine love (1 John 4:10)
Psalms, Theology of - The psalmists emphasize Yahweh's all-encompassing rule by extolling his work as creator (93:1b; 96:5b), his evident glory and majesty (47:1-2; 93:1-4; 96:1-3,6-9; 97:1-6; 99:1-3), his sovereignty and victorious exploits among the nations (47:3-9; 98:1-3), his omnipotence in comparison to the impotence of pagan deities (96:4-5; 97:7-9), and his establishment of universal justice and Righteousness (96:10-13; 98:4-9; 99:4). The psalmists looked for the king's reign to be an enduring one marked by Righteousness, peace, prosperity, and blessing of every sort (21:1-7; 72:5-7,15-17). ...
These psalms champion the cause of life lived in accordance with the tenets of wisdom through their descriptions of exemplary conduct and its benefits and their delineation of the contrasts between those who embrace, and those who spurn, the path of Righteousness. Second, such links are not surprising given the psalmists' vision of the establishment of Yahweh's universal and everlasting kingdom of Righteousness, justice, and peace and its temporal, historical embodiment in the rule of the Israelite king
John, Theology of - God as Light exhibits Himself to us as truth, holiness, and Righteousness. That there is the slightest inconsistency between the Divine love and the Divine Righteousness is incredible; but if God is love, no manifestation of God’s justice can ever contradict this quintessential principle of His inmost nature. He ‘doeth Righteousness,’ he ‘does not commit sin,’ he ‘cannot sin,’ because he has been begotten of God and ‘his seed abideth in him. The frequent repetition of some of these phrases and their interchange with others, such as ‘doing Righteousness,’ ‘walking in the truth,’ ‘being in the light,’ ‘abiding in him,’ ‘God abiding in us,’ and the like, show that St
Discipline - In addition, the concept is derived from Hellenistic athletics of the Christian life as "training" for Righteousness (1Col 9:24-27; 1 Timothy 4:7-8 ; Hebrews 5:14 ). Akin to these notions is the recurrent promise that instruction, submission to others, and experiences of pain will prepare the believer for greater Righteousness and heavenly reward (Romans 5:3-5 ; 2Col 5:16-18; 2 Timothy 3:16 ; 1 Peter 2:18-21 )
Adam (1) - The archetype is in God; man in his ideal is molded after the model realized in the Son of Man, "the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature," the incarnate God, already existing in the divine point of view (Colossians 1:15), with body and animal life akin to the animal world, yet the noble temple of an immortal spirit, with reason, imagination, freewill finding its true exercise in conformity to God's will, and a spiritual nature resembling God's, reflecting God's truth, Righteousness, and love; capable of reasoning in the abstract which the lower animals cannot, as they have no general signs for universal ideas. As the flaming sword represents justice excluding man's access by his own Righteousness, so the cherubim represents man reunited to God upon the ground of the mercy-seat, which is Christ our propitiatory
God (2) - According to this, the standard of the Kingdom of God called for a Righteousness that exceeded the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20)
Man - ) Other elements of this image are his mind and will, intellectual and moral integrity (he was created with true knowledge, Righteousness, and holiness), his body (this was seen as a fit organ to share immortality with man’s soul and the means by which dominion over the creation was exercised), and dominion over the rest of the creation. Original knowledge, Righteousness, and holiness are destroyed
James the Lord's Brother - And He must often have stumbled James, so far did He come short of a perfect Righteousness, as James understood and demanded perfect Righteousness
Joseph And Mary - Surely if ever a suffering soul had to seek all its Righteousness and all its strength in God alone, it was the soul of the Virgin Mary in those terrible days that followed the annunciation. "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass; and He shall bring forth thy Righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday
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As God's creation, the heavens praise Him and display His glory and His creativity (Psalm 19:1 ; Psalm 69:34 ) and Righteousness (Psalm 50:6 )
Fill, Fill up - A — 1: πληρόω (Strong's #4137 — Verb — pleroo — play-ro'-o ) denotes (I) "to make full, to fill to the full;" in the Passive Voice, "to be filled, made full;" it is used (1) of things: a net, Matthew 13:48 ; a building, John 12:3 ; Acts 2:2 ; a city, Acts 5:28 ; needs, Philippians 4:19 , AV, "supply," RV, "fulfill;" metaphorically, of valleys, Luke 3:5 ; figuratively, of a measure of iniquity, Matthew 23:32 ; (2) of persons: (a) of the members of the church, the body of Christ, as filled by Him, Ephesians 1:23 ("all things in all the members"); 4:10; in Ephesians 3:19 , of their being filled "into" (eis), RV, "unto," AV, "with" (all the fullness of God); of their being "made full" in Him, Colossians 2:10 (RV, for AV, "complete"); (b) of Christ Himself: with wisdom, in the days of His flesh, Luke 2:40 ; with joy, in His return to the Father, Acts 2:28 ; (c) of believers: with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18 ; with joy, Acts 13:52 ; 2 Timothy 1:4 ; with joy and peace, Romans 15:13 ; [1]; with knowledge, Romans 15:14 ; with comfort, 2 Corinthians 7:4 ; with the fruits of Righteousness, Philippians 1:11 (Gk
Temperance - While Righteousness represents his attitude towards his fellow-men and godliness his attitude towards God, soberness represents his attitude towards himself
Micah, Book of - God in Righteousness, Love, and Faithfulness Will Forgive and Renew His People (Micah 7:7-20 )
Lord's Day - ...
The title by which early Christian writers usually called the festival was ‘the Lord’s Day’; but before long the Church felt no difficulty in adopting the heathen title of ‘ Sunday ,’ realizing that as on that day light was created, and the Sun of Righteousness arose on it, there was to them a peculiar fitness in the name
Unclean And Clean - Henceforth, "the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17)
Conflagration - It is probable that the earth will survive its fiery trial, and become the everlasting abode of Righteousness, as part of the holy empire of God; but, seeing the language used in Scripture, and especially in the book of Revelation, is often to be considered as figurative rather than literal, it becomes us to be cautious in our conclusions
Vine - So, if God's people lose their distinctive excellency by not bearing fruits of Righteousness, they are more unprofitable than the worldly, for they are the vine, the sole end of their being is to bear fruit to His glory
Kingdom of God - As Paul put it, the kingdom of God is Righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17 )
Immortality - In Proverbs 12:28 (NASB)—"In the way of Righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death"—immortality (as the word is translated in the NIV) is, literally, the Hebrew phrase "no-death" ( al-mawet )
Image of God - This is the prospect of new heavens and new earth where Righteousness dwells
Peter, Second, Theology of - And because he is just, he imposes judgment on all unrighteousness (2:4-10; 3:12), and he will provide a new heaven and a new earth as the abode of the righteous (3:13). ...
The unity of the Father and Son is shown by the grammatical constructions that declare that they have a common Righteousness (1:1) and that as one they are the object and essence of Christian knowing (1:2)
Philosophy - 30) "because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in Righteousness" (v
Know, Knowledge - ...
In the doing of justice and Righteousness, Josiah is said to have known God (Jeremiah 22:15-16 )
Legalism - However, there is evidence of a vein of Judaism in which "the works of the law" were seen as a pathway to Righteousness (e
Growth Increase - The new creature must grow in faith, in knowledge, in grace, in Righteousness, in Christian liberality and brotherly love
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Almsgiving is recognized by Jesus as a part of ‘righteousness’ (Matthew 6:1 f
Spitting - Stripped and made shame for us, as well as sin and a curse, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Coming Again - They were the varying stages in the development, after His death, of His victorious work for the establishment of Righteousness and the destruction of evil
Cosmopolitanism - the references to publicans and sinners, Matthew 9:11; Matthew 11:19, Mark 2:15, Luke 5:30; Luke 7:37; Luke 15:1, and the fragment in John 7:53 to John 8:11; (b) the universalism of the gospel, Matthew 24:14, Mark 14:9 (‘what she hath done shall be preached in all the world’), Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:49 (‘make disciples of all the nations’); so John 3:16; John 12:33 (‘I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto myself’); the same thing would result from Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45 (‘to give his life a ransom for many’), if carried out to its logical conclusion; (c) anti-legalism in regard to the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1, Mark 2:23, Luke 6:1; Luke 13:14), ceremonial ablutions (Matthew 15:1, Mark 7:19), the provisions of the Law (Matthew 5:21; Matthew 5:33; Matthew 5:38; Matthew 5:43), and the inadequacy of the Righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20)
Proverbs, Book of - With wisdom are linked durable riches and Righteousness: her fruit is better than gold
Good - Moral qualities virtue Righteousness
World - The believer may look forward to the new world, "a new heaven and a new earth, the home of Righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13 ; cf
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In the interior of the temple built by Solomon nothing but gold appeared: this is typical of divine Righteousness, characterising the throne and presence of God, as will be manifested in the millennium
Encratites - 23) shews that Righteousness of the Essene type was clearly held in admiration in the Christian church; and 1Ti_4:3-6 shews that teachers had already arisen who inculcated such abstinence as a duty
Heaven - There is his Father's house, into which he is gone before, to prepare mansions of bliss for his disciples; it is the kingdom conferred upon him as the reward of his Righteousness, and of which he has taken possession as their forerunner, Acts 1:11 ; Hebrews 6:19-20
Sacrament - This doctrine, like all other parts of the Socinian system, represents religion in the simple view of being a lesson of Righteousness, and loses sight of that character of the Gospel, which is meant to be implied in calling it a covenant of grace
Waldenses - That Christ was promised to our fathers, who received the law; that so knowing by the law their unrighteousness and insufficiency, they might desire the coming of Christ, to satisfy for their sins, and accomplish the law by himself. That Christ is our life, truth, peace, and Righteousness; as also our pastor, advocate, and priest, who died for the salvation of all who believe, and is risen for our justification
Kingdom - , 'righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit,' Romans 14:17
Merciful, Mercy - With regard to his sin, an expiation is necessary, consistently with God's holiness and for His Righteousness' sake, and that expiation His grace and love have provided in the atoning sacrifice of His Son; man, himself a sinner, justly exposed to God's wrath (John 3:36 ), could never find an expiation
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(h) in the expressions "the old man," "the new man," which are confined to Paul's Epistles, the former standing for the unregenerate nature personified as the former self of a believer, which, haveing been crucified with Christ, Romans 6:6 , is to be apprehended practically as such, and to be "put off," Ephesians 4:22 ; Colossians 3:9 , being the source and seat of sin; the latter, "the new man," standing for the new nature personified as the believer's regenerate self, a nature "created in Righteousness and holiness of truth," Ephesians 4:24 , and having been "put on" at regeneration, Colossians 3:10 ; being "renewed after the image of Him that created him," it is to be "put on" in pratical apprehension of these facts
Temperance - While Righteousness represents his attitude towards his fellow-men and godliness his attitude towards God, soberness represents his attitude towards himself
Daniel - He would deal decisively with the whole problem of sin and bring in everlasting Righteousness (9:20-27)
Life - It is associated with joy, peace, prosperity, wisdom, Righteousness; man ‘lives’ according as he has free scope for the activities which are distinctive of his spiritual nature. Meat, raiment, and all the rest are necessary, ‘but seek first the kingdom of God and his Righteousness. In the Kingdom which He anticipated, the pure in heart were to see God (Matthew 5:8); those who hungered and thirsted after Righteousness were to be satisfied with God’s presence (v
Sin (2) - Paul is led to disclose this ‘vision of sin’ as the necessary postulate of the gospel (Romans 1:16-18), in which is revealed a Righteousness of God’ (Romans 1:17, Romans 3:21). Its effect, therefore, is not an infused Righteousness, but a free pardon whereby sins are no longer reckoned (Romans 4:7-8, 2 Corinthians 5:19). Doing sin is opposed to doing Righteousness (1 John 3:4; 1 John 3:7-8)
Character - And as for hostility, it is well worth standing firm for truth and Righteousness, for thus the approval of the Father is gained (Matthew 5:11-12; Matthew 16:24-27, Luke 12:4 ff. The business of Jesus was not the chiselling and polishing of character, but primarily its creation among the multitudes who would be shut out by the Pharisees from the kingdom of Righteousness. It is to be changed from a body of humiliation to the likeness of the body of His glory (Philippians 3:21), and meantime its members are to be disciplined as instruments of Righteousness (Romans 6:13), every ability being turned to good account (1 Peter 4:10-11, Colossians 3:16-17)
Enoch Book of - All evil is to cease, and the plant of Righteousness (i. -Wisdom goes forth, and finds no dwelling-place among men, so returns to heaven; while unrighteousness is welcomed and remains with men (xlii. Enoch sees the inexhaustible fountain of Righteousness: ‘at that hour’ the Son of Man was ‘named’ in the presence of the Lord of Spirits; he is a staff to the righteous, the light of the Gentiles: in His name the righteous are saved; kings and mighty are to bum like straw (xlviii. Methuselah and his family are summoned and exhorted to love Righteousness; violence must increase, but judgment will follow; idols will fail, and the heathen be judged in fire for ever; the righteous are to rise again (xci. 8th: week of Righteousness and of sword; Temple rebuilt for ever; all mankind converted. -Warnings against paths of unrighteousness (xciv
Jerusalem - Melchi-zedek ("king of Righteousness") corresponds to Adoni-zedek," lord of Righteousness," king of Jerusalem (Joshua 10:1), the name being a hereditary title of the kings of Jerusalem which is "the city of Righteousness" (Isaiah 1:21-26)
Education in Bible Times - In addition, the verse identifies the desired goal or outcome of education: a lifestyle of doing justice and Righteousness. As human beings love their neighbors as themselves (Leviticus 19:18 ), practice Righteousness and justice (Genesis 18:19 ), and pursue holiness (Leviticus 11:44 ) they walk in the way of the Lord in that they mirror God's character. Like the legal tradition associated with the covenants, both wisdom and prophecy were rooted in the behavioral outcomes of loving God and doing Righteousness and justice (Proverbs 1:3,2:9 ; Hosea 6:6 ; Micah 6:8 )
Immortality - This is not to say that the ethical nature of the salvation is excluded; on the contrary, the ethical is inseparable from the eschatological, the connexion between life and Righteousness being of the very essence of St. Paul says that in the revelation of God’s righteous judgment He will render eternal life to all those who are seeking glory and honour and immortality (ἀφθαρσία); in Romans 5:2, there is the justified boast in the hope of the glory of God; in Romans 5:17, those who receive the gift of Righteousness shall reign in life; in Romans 8:11, the mortal bodies of those indwelt by the Spirit are to be quickened. the bath of regeneration (παλινγενεσία) and the renewing of the Holy Ghost are connected with Righteousness and the hope of eternal life after the Pauline manner
Old Testament - ), while proof-texts are adduced for the promise of the Spirit (Galatians 3:14), the destruction of human wisdom through the foolishness of preaching (1 Corinthians 1:19), the universal range of the preaching of salvation (Romans 10:18), the vital principle of Righteousness by faith (Romans 1:17, Romans 3:21, Galatians 3:11), the fatal unbelief of the Jews (Romans 10:16 ff. Thus the promise to Abraham is extended to all who walk in the steps of his faith, whether in circumcision or in uncircumcision (Romans 4:12), while ‘it was not written for his sake alone, that it (his faith) was reckoned unto him (for Righteousness), but for our sake also, unto whom it shall be reckoned, who believe on him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification’ (Romans 4:23 ff. The main test of its ‘inspiration’ is rather the practical one of helpfulness ‘for teaching, for judgment, for correction, for discipline in Righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work’ (2 Timothy 3:16 f
Unpardonable Sin - John the Baptist had come ‘in the way of Righteousness’ (Matthew 21:32); and they said of him, ‘He hath a devil’ (Matthew 11:18, Luke 7:33). Jesus came in the way, not only of Righteousness, but of love; and of this incarnation of the Divine grace they said again and again, ‘He hath a devil’ (Matthew 9:34, Matthew 12:24, Mark 3:22, Luke 11:15, John 7:20; John 8:48; John 8:52; John 10:20)
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - Jesus linked entrance into the kingdom of heaven to repentance (Matthew 4:17 ), humility (5:3; 18:1-4), witness (5:10,16; 10:32; 16:19), obedience (5:19), Righteousness (5:20), compassion (18:10,14; 23:13) and stewardship (19:23). Believers are commanded to adopt an earthly lifestyle of dying to sin and living to Righteousness (Romans 6:4 ), and to set their minds on the heavenly reality that will soon be revealed in Christ (Colossians 4:1-4 )
Individuality - To hunger and thirst after Righteousness is necessarily to take an independent and difficult course in the world; while to be merciful requires decided strength of character, most of the cruel things on earth being done not in self-will and malice, but in thoughtlessness and weakness. Purity of heart never could survive in this world as mere innocence and ignorance of evil; the soft people who seek to shun everything disagreeable are the chief makers of dispeace; and only persons of determined character and decided principles ever run any risk of being persecuted for Righteousness’ sake
Common Life - Only the wealthy and the leisured could win their esoteric Righteousness. Throughout it is the Law’s moral requirements that He treats of; and the discourse is prefaced by the assertion that the Righteousness of the new kingdom must start by exceeding that of the scribes and Pharisees (Luke 18:9-14)
the Ten Virgins - To buy the Holy Spirit is as costly to a sinner as buying Christ Himself and all His Righteousness. Indeed, ever since Paul's day the price of Christ and His Righteousness has been a proverb of impoverishment in the Church of Christ
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - Jesus Christ Himself, with His justifying Righteousness, held in Himself like hid treasure. Then they that be wise in time shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to Righteousness as the stars for ever and ever
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Paul is so intensely religious in his whole mind, and heart, and imagination, and temperament, and taste: he is so utterly and absolutely godly; he is such an out-and-out Christian man and Christian apostle: he is so consumed continually with his hunger and his thirst after Righteousness: he is so captivated, enthralled, and enraptured with the beauty of holiness, that nothing will ever satisfy Paul, either for nature, or for art, or for travel, or for man, or for himself, short of the new heavens and the new earth. And, without any doubt, this is the reason that Christ is called the Sun of Righteousness, the Morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valley, the appletree among the trees of the wood, a bundle of myrrh, a roe, and a young hart
Wealth - Wealth may be a reward for industry or Righteousness (Psalm 112 ; Proverbs 12:11 ; 13:21 ; 21:5 ). As a promise to individuals, Matthew 6:33 ("seek first [1] kingdom and his Righteousness, and all these things [2] will be given to you as well") would have been frequently disproved
Absalom - David and his wives and concubines and mixed-up children, Tamar and her half-brother Amnon, Absalom and Jonadab, Joab and the wise woman of Tekoa, Ittai and Shimei, Ahithophel and Hushai, and the Righteousness and the grace of God reigning over them all. Truly, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in Righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works
Individuality - To hunger and thirst after Righteousness is necessarily to take an independent and difficult course in the world; while to be merciful requires decided strength of character, most of the cruel things on earth being done not in self-will and malice, but in thoughtlessness and weakness. Purity of heart never could survive in this world as mere innocence and ignorance of evil; the soft people who seek to shun everything disagreeable are the chief makers of dispeace; and only persons of determined character and decided principles ever run any risk of being persecuted for Righteousness’ sake
Cross, Crucifixion - Thus, while Paul concentrates on faith versus observation of the Law as the mechanism for applying for the application of grace and the obtaining of Righteousness, in the background is the means by which God has achieved this possibility for humankind: the cross
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - In a positive sense, clouds represent unlimited extent (of God's faithfulness and truth, Psalm 36:5 ; 57:10 ; 108:4 ; of Babylon's judgment, Jeremiah 51:9 ); life-giving refreshment (of the king's favor, Proverbs 16:15 ); a normal occurrence (cycle of nature, Ecclesiastes 11:3 ); shade or shelter (from the "heat" of the ruthless, Isaiah 25:5 ); calm (of the Lord in his heavenly sanctuary, Isaiah 18:4 ); covering or concealment (of Israel's sins in forgiveness, Isaiah 44:22 ); speed and mobility (of the Gentiles "flying" to Mount Zion, Isaiah 60:8 ); and an abundant outpouring (of the "rain" of Righteousness, Isaiah 45:8 , and of manna in the wilderness, Psalm 78:23 )
Malachi - But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of Righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a curse
Bishop - The Greek speaking Jews or Hellenists applied it in the Septuagint to officers who had "the oversight of the tabernacle" (Numbers 4:16; Numbers 31:14), "the officers overseeing the host" (Psalms 109:8, "his charge of overseeing let another take," quoted in Acts 1:20 "his bishopric"; Isaiah 60:17, "thine overseers Righteousness
Phoenice - Carthage was a Phoenician colony; Plautus in the Poenulus (5:1) preserves a Carthaginian passage; Phoenician is close related to Hebrew which Abram found spoken in Canaan already (compare Abimelech "father of a king," Melchizedek "king of Righteousness
Tools - The true levels determined by the measuring line and the plumb line are compared to the justice and Righteousness God required of Israel and Judah (2 Kings 21:13 ; KJV, “plummet”; Isaiah 28:17 ; Amos 7:7-8 )
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The works of God...
The Bible speaks of the works of God as evidence of his power, love, faithfulness, Righteousness, majesty and almost all other aspects of the divine character (Psalms 111:2-8)
Death - His enemies imagined that in this hour they had successfully accomplished their plan for his destruction; but how little did they know that the Almighty was at that moment setting him as a king on the hill of Sion! How little did they know that their badges of mock royalty were at that moment converted into the signals of absolute dominion, and the instruments of irresistible power! The reed which they put into his hands became a rod of iron, with which he was to break in pieces his enemies; a sceptre with which he was to rule the universe in Righteousness
Jehoiakim - In this case not so; the pagan kings Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar made Jehoiakim and Zedekiah ("Jehovah's Righteousness") confirm their covenant of subjection with the seal of Jehovah's name, the Jews' own God, by whom they had sworn fealty. "He built his house by unrighteousness and wrong, using his neighbour's service without wages," using his people's forced labour to build himself a splendid palace, in violation of Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 24:14-15; compare Micah 3:10; Habakkuk 2:9; James 5:4
Patience - Every thing conspired to render the provocation heinous; the nature of the offence, the meanness and obligation of the offenders, the Righteousness of his cause, the grandeur of his person; and all these seemed to call for vengeance
Wisdom of Christ - He therefore passed through every age, becoming an infant for infants, thus sanctifying infants; a child for children, thus sanctifying those who are of this age, being at the same time made to them an example of piety, Righteousness, and submission; a youth for youths, becoming an example to youths, and thus sanctifying them for the Lord’ (Against Heresies, ii
Praise - God's actions, such as Israel's restoration from the exile, are to result in God's "righteousness and praise spring [2] up before all nations" (Isaiah 61:11 )
Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - Those whom God has brought from death to life should offer their bodies to him as instruments of Righteousness (Romans 6:13 )
Minister - ...
In the square of the Doge's palace are two wells, from which the sellers of water obtain their stock-in-trade, but we can hardly compare either of them with the overflowing spring from which the preacher of Righteousness draws his supplies
Feet - How much more do we need to be covered by the Blood of CHRIST and by His robe of Righteousness
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East Gate Nehemiah 3:29 (c) The Son of Righteousness will arise
Beauty - So when the merchantman is described as seeking goodly pearls (Matthew 13:45), and the Righteousness of Christ’s disciples is expected to exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20), the quality of beauty arises from the surprising rarity and recognized pre-eminence of the things referred to
Pilate - Her designation of Jesus, "that just man," recalls Plato's unconscious prophecy (Republic) of "the just man" who after suffering of all kinds restores Righteousness
Tabernacle, the - If the whole tabernacle be taken as typical of Christ, then the gold and the wood may point to His divinity and His humanity, or the gold may be taken as typical of divine Righteousness
Poor (Person), Weak (Person) - As such, dal describes those who are the counterparts of the great: “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in Righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor” ( Life, Living, Lifetime, Life-Giving - This life is not merely a principle of power and mobility, however, for it has moral associations which are inseparable from it, as of holiness and Righteousness
Ecclesiastes, Book of - The strange sight in Ecclesiastes 7:15 makes the writer try a middle course between Righteousness and wickedness, still retaining a certain fear of God
Baptism - He wanted to show his oneness with the faithful in Israel who, by their baptism, declared themselves on the side of God and his Righteousness (Matthew 3:13-15)
Perfection (Human) - It will not destroy this Law, but fulfil it in a Righteousness far exceeding that which any mere legalists can maintain (Matthew 5:17-20)
Phylacteries - ’ At the adjusting of the strap round the middle finger, which is left till the last, ‘And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in Righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercy
Regeneration - And there was not wanting the ethical expectation that sin would be pardoned, and a great era of Righteousness would ensue. Of course God Himself reveals truth to the obedient soul (Matthew 16:17), but there is no natural incapacity for Righteousness. -The figure of the bondservant is used to press the alternative that we belong either to sin or to Righteousness
Religion (2) - (c) Christ is, moreover, ‘the end of the law unto Righteousness to everyone that believeth’ (Romans 10:4). Nowhere but in Christianity is love for God identified with a passion for real Righteousness and inmost cleansing. But it too easily became a means to an end, so that personal Righteousness became subsidiary to national rights
Noah - In the 120 years' respite Noah was "a preacher of Righteousness," "when the long suffering of God was continuing to wait on to the end (apexedecheto , and no 'once' is read in the Alexandrinus, the Vaticanus, and the Sinaiticus manuscripts) in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing," the limit of His long suffering (1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 11:7). "Warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with reverential (not slavish) fear (eulabetheis , contrasted with the world's sneering disbelief of God's word and self deceiving security) prepared an ark by faith (which evidenced itself in acting upon God's word as to the things not yet seen) to the saving of his house (for the believer tries to bring 'his house' with him: Acts 16:15; Acts 16:31; Acts 16:33-34; Acts 10:2), by the which he condemned the world (since he believed and was saved, so might they; his salvation showed their condemnation just: John 3:19) and became heir of the Righteousness which is by faith. , are instanced as saved "by their Righteousness," not of works, but of grace (Romans 4:3)
Second Coming of Christ - Believers "are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of Righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13 ). But they were equally sure that at the return of Christ all evil will be defeated and the kingdom of God finally set up, a kingdom in which Righteousness will be supreme. And that apostle speaks of "the crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, " a crown, which he adds, will be given "also to all who have longed for his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:8 )
Revelation, the - There is feigned Righteousness, but the actors are cruel, deceptive, and bitter. Certain details follow exhibiting the full ground for the final pouring out ofwrath, the judgement of the great whore, and the coming of Christ to make war in Righteousness. The city is resplendent with divine glory, and answers every requirement of Righteousness
Lot - You put God in your debt as often as you do any handsome and unselfish thing; and, especially, anything in the pure interests of Righteousness and peace. I suppose there must be just men among ourselves who have chosen early in life, or who have inherited, or who have themselves built up a business, the partners in which, the questionable Righteousness of which, nay, the not questionable unrighteousness of which, often vexes their hearts far more than we know or would believe
Ethics - To know God was to know how to practice Righteousness and justice. They embrace the same standard of Righteousness for every nation and person on earth
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David appropriates "evangelism" terminology for the worship context as he describes his confession before the God of divine deliverance: "I proclaim Righteousness in the great assembly" (Psalm 40:9 ). " The message proclaimed is that God has acted in accordance with his character, his Righteousness
Eschatology - Punishment was generally considered as being meted out in the present age in the shape of loss or misfortune or sickness, while Righteousness was expected to bring the corresponding temporal blessings. Utterly to ignore the essential elements of NT eschatology is in so far to re-establish the non-Christian concept of material goods as a supreme motive, and to destroy all confidence in the ultimate triumph of social Righteousness
Resurrection - ...
Isaiah 26:10 says, "If favor is shown to the wicked, they do not learn Righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely" (NRSV). Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to Righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever
Samson - ' And again, 'All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in Righteousness. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and execute judgment for me; He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His Righteousness
Zechariah, Theology of - Isaiah predicted that a branch would grow out of the stump of Jesse (David's father), who would rule in Righteousness and bring about a return to paradise (11:1-9). The fact that Joshua is crowned but not Zerubbabel, with that one crown being kept in reserve in the temple (6:14), indicates that it was not God's time to introduce the messiah, the Davidic descendant who would reign forever in Righteousness
Games - In the exercise of faith and self-denial he must "cast off the works of darkness," lay aside all malice and guile, hypocrisies, and envyings, and evil speakings, inordinate affections, and worldly cares, and whatever else might obstruct his holy profession, damp his spirits, and hinder his progress in the paths of Righteousness. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing," 2 Timothy 4:8
Prayer - It includes supplication, whether in view of material or of spiritual needs; intercession, for individuals or communities; confession of sin but also assertion of Righteousness; adoration; colloquy with God; vows; thanksgiving; blessing; Imprecation. ]'>[13] 1 Kings 8:63 ) sacrifice is not mentioned! The Temple is a house of prayer); (4) Elijah’s intercession ( 1 Kings 18:36-37 ), colloquy ( 1 Kings 19:9-11 ), prayer before miracle ( 1 Kings 17:20-21 ), so also Elisha ( 2 Kings 4:33 ; 2 Kings 6:17 ); (5) Hezekiah prays in national crisis ( 2 Kings 19:15 ) and in illness ( Psalms 77:9-11 ); note his assertion of Righteousness
Peter, Second Epistle of - ’ Nevertheless, it strikes a pure Christian note in its passion for Righteousness. The Epistle opens with a salutation from Simon Peter to readers who, through the Righteousness of God, have been admitted to the full privileges of the Apostolic faith
Baptism, Christian - From Adam they have inherited sin and death; and I can so unite them to myself that in me they shall be heirs of Righteousness and life
Hutchinsonians - the heavens must declare God's Righteousness and truth in the congregation of the saints, Psalms 89:5
Fellowship - Further, he insists that as such Christians are sealed in the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30 ), consecrated in the Spirit (Romans 15:16 ), Righteousness in the Spirit (Romans 14:17 ), and have life through the Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:11 )
Holy Spirit, the - He first clears away the mists of gloom, error, unbelief, and sin, which intercept the light of the Sun of Righteousness; then He infuses spiritual warmth, causing the "spices" (i
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By three basic wordsdoulos Persecution - Now there is in store for me the crown of Righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:7-8 )
Zedekiah - This proves that Nebuchadnezzar treated his vassal kindly, allowing him to choose a new name (Zedekiah is Hebrew, "righteousness of Jehovah") and confirming it as a mark of his supremacy; this name was to be the pledge of his righteously keeping his covenant with Nebuchadnezzar who made him swear by God (Ezekiel 17:12-16; 2 Chronicles 36:13)
Simeon - Has Mary's Son, then; has God's Son, been a stumbling stone to me? Or, has He been the one foundation laid in Zion for me? Has He, to my everlasting salvation, and to His everlasting praise, lifted me up from all my falls and made me to stand upon His Righteousness as upon a rock? Simeon himself had at one time stumbled and been broken on this child, and on His too great name
Zechariah, Book of - God Seeks Righteousness, Not Ritual
Elijah - Elijah's testimony was given in Righteousness: his ministry demanded that the righteous claims of God as the Jehovah of His people should be satisfied
Millennium - But that this last supposition is a mistake, the very next verse but one assures us; for we are there told, that, "when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth;" and we have no reason to believe that he will have such power or such liberty in "the new heavens and the new earth, wherein dwelleth Righteousness
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The distinction between "proselytes of the gate" (from Exodus 20:10, "the stranger that is within thy gates") and "proselytes of Righteousness" was minutely drawn by the talmudic rabbis and Maimonides (Hilc
Abraham - Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for Righteousness
Mediator - "Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens and stretched them out, he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it, he that giveth bread unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein, I the Lord have called thee in Righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house
Wise, Skilled - And the fruit of Righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (James 3:17-18)
Almsgiving - ’...
Almsgiving is, according to Christ, a duty even towards our enemies, and those with whom we have little to do (Matthew 5:42-45, Luke 6:33-36; Luke 10:37); it is a means whereby we may conform ourselves to the example of our Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:45, Luke 6:35); it is the first exercise of Righteousness (Matthew 6:1-4). In certain cases, like that of the Rich Young Ruler, it may be needful for a man to sell all and distribute to the poor (Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22); while the poor whom we may make our friends by using ‘the mammon of unrighteousness,’ for their benefit, are able, by their grateful prayers for us, to ‘receive us, when it (our wealth) has failed us, into the eternal tabernacles’ (1619169409_22 parable of the Unjust Steward)
Acceptance - the mere outward state and presence); and over against it the comprehensive declaration of Acts 10:35 ‘In every nation he that feareth God and worketh Righteousness is acceptable to him
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Ezra and Nehemiah at the return were God's instruments in producing in them a zeal for the law which distinguished them subsequently, and in Christ's time degenerated into formalism and self Righteousness
Perfection - The idea of moral perfection is carried up to an immeasurably higher level by the saying of Christ the climax of His contrast between evangelical and Pharisaic Righteousness ‘Ye therefore shall be ( imperatival future ) perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect’ ( Matthew 5:48 )
Elijah - Elijah's testimony was given in Righteousness: his ministry demanded that the righteous claims of God as the Jehovah of His people should be satisfied
New Jerusalem - And then shall the whole earth be tilled in Righteousness, and shall all be planted with trees and be full of blessing’; also in xxv. : ‘And I will … throughly purge away thy dross, and will take away all thy tin: and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called The city of Righteousness, the faithful city’; Zephaniah 3:12 f. poetically in Isaiah 51:6 : ‘Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my Righteousness shall not be abolished’; also in 34:3f
Pharisees (2) - The Rabbis taught their disciples to honour the Scriptures, to seek first after heaven and its Righteousness (Ant. He said: ‘To do right and wrong is in the work of our hands, and in Thy Righteousness Thou chastisest the children of men. He who works Righteousness obtains life from the Lord’ (Ps-Sol 9:7–9)
Faith - Paul founded his doctrine of justification by faith (see Romans 4:9 ; Romans 4:22 , Galatians 3:6 ; also James 2:23 ); ‘and Abraham believed Jehovah, and he counted it to him for Righteousness’ (JE Jeremiah, Theology of - A succinct characterization of God is given in 9:24: God delights in steadfast love, justice, and Righteousness. In the future time God will establish the righteous Branch (Messiah) who will do "what is just and right in the land"; so the banner over the land will read, "The Lord Our Righteousness" (33:15-16)
Messiah - In the last He is again the King who shall reign in Righteousness, ‘a hiding-place from the wind, a covert from the tempest. In his days Judah shall be saved and Israel dwell secure, and the name by which he shall be called is ‘Jahweh is our Righteousness’ This fragment probably belongs to the earlier utterances of Jeremiah, and upon it Zechariah in the opening years of the post-exilic period bases his well-known prophecies (Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12), in which Joshua and his comrades are addressed as tokens of the coming of Jahweh’s servant ‘the branch’ (Zechariah 3:8)
Hebrews, Epistle to the - His titles are interpreted — king of Righteousness and king of peace. To those exercised by it, it would yield the peaceable fruit of Righteousness
Solomon - If ever any young saint sought first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and had all these things added unto him, it was Solomon. Solomon would have been made of stone not to have been moved to make those vows, and promises, and choices of wisdom and truth and Righteousness, which we read so beautifully that he did make at the beginning of his reign in Jerusalem
Prophet - Prophecy is based on God's unchanging Righteousness in governing His world. )...
The theory of a long succession of impostors combining to serve the interests of truth, Righteousness, and goodness from age to ago by false pretensions, is impossible, especially when they gained nothing by their course but obloquy and persecution
Nebuchadnezzar - And, then, at the end of his life, the king not only let Daniel say this to him, 'Wherefore, O king, break off thy sins by Righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity,' but he bowed his head and did it. Can it be said about any of our living preachers of Righteousness that his counsels have been acceptable to us, and that we have forgiven and obeyed him to the tranquillity of our conscience to this day?...
Rather than bear the pain of truth, fools stray;The proud will rather lose than ask their way
David - in His Services - 'Even as David describeth the Righteousness of the man unto whom God imputeth Righteousness without works, saying, Blessed is that man
Circumcision - Paul, more fully to the blessing of his justification by the imputation of his faith for Righteousness, with all the spiritual advantages consequent upon the relation which was thus established between him and God, in time and eternity. Paul thus explains the case: "And he received the SIGN of circumcision, a SEAL of the Righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised
Preaching - "Noah," it is said, "was a preacher of Righteousness," 1 Peter 3:19-20 ; 2 Peter 2:5 . But this bright morning star gave way to the illustrious Sun of Righteousness, who now arose on a benighted world
Psalms of Solomon - -Suddenly, in the midst of prosperity, threatened with war and assault, Sion, confident in her Righteousness, had appealed to God; but closer examination had convinced her that secret sins, surpassing those of the heathen, had been committed, and the sanctuary of God polluted. -Righteousness in God and man: man’s free-will, and God’s goodness to the penitent
Philippians - What is clear, however, is that Paul countered the heretical teachings with Christian truths: Jesus Christ is the only avenue to Righteousness (Philippians 3:2-11 ); the stature of Christ is the goal of Christian maturity (Philippians 3:12-16 ); and the nature of Christ and His kingdom is the standard by which the Christian must live (Philippians 3:17-21 )
Typology - To make Christ's deed effective, people must receive the abundance of God's grace and the gift of Righteousness (Romans 5:17 )
Election - “I the Lord have called thee in Righteousness, for a light of the Gentiles” (Isaiah 42:6 )
Cherub (1) - In and with Christ she shall realize the ideal of man combining fourfold creaturely perfection:...
(1) kingly Righteousness with hatred of evil, as "the lion springing terribly on the victim";...
(2) laborious diligence in duty, as the "ox bound to the soil";...
(3) human sympathy, as "the man";...
(4) sublime contemplation of heavenly things, as "the eagle
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"They shall call the people unto the mountain (they will not make their riches into selfish mammon, but will invite the nations to 'the mountain of the Lord's inheritance': Exodus 15:17; a moral not physical elevation, the Holy Land and its sanctuary), there they shall offer sacrifices of Righteousness (not merely outwardly legal sacrifices, but also in a right spirit of faith and loving obedience: Psalms 4:6; Psalms 51:21; inviting all men to the sacrificial feast, and to join them in the happy worship of Jehovah: Psalms 22:28-31; Isaiah 60:5-6; Isaiah 60:16; Isaiah 66:11-12), for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand" (not merely the fish, purple dye, sponges, and glass; but the richest treasures of sea and land shall flow into Israel, of which Zebulun and Issachar were to be flourishing tribes
Inheritance - The career of Israel, as a nation, the influence, even the existence, of its religion, would he endangered by the dispossession of Canaan; moreover, it was recognized that as long as the people remained true to Jehovah, He on His part would remain true to them, and would not suffer them to be dispossessed, but would make them dwell securely in their own land, in order that they might establish on their side those conditions of Righteousness and justice which represented the national obligations, if Jehovah’s covenant with them was to be maintained
Hunger - Just as in man’s physical life hunger is a sign of health, and becomes an evil only when its cravings cannot be satisfied, so Jesus counts those blessed whose soul’s health is robust enough to cause them to cry out from hunger after Righteousness (note the peculiar construction which has the accusative τὴν δικαιοσύνην after πεινῶντες instead of the genitive of classical writers; cf
Liberty (2) - Being made free from sin he is still a servant, but of Righteousness, a ‘servant to God’ (Romans 6:18; Romans 6:20; Romans 6:22), and from the ‘bondage of corruption’ has entered into the ‘liberty of the glory of the children of God’ (Romans 8:21)
Prophets, the - Secondly, that the scope of all prophecy takes us on to the day of the Lord; the judgement of the nations and of the wicked in Israel; the establishment of the kingdom; and the reunion of Israel and Judah under the Lord their Righteousness
Fornication - It is directly opposed to God’s Righteousness, and St
Providence - The histories of Israel, Judah, and Gentile nations show that "righteousness exalteth a nation" (Proverbs 14:34)
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(2) Proverbs 10-22 are single detached proverbs; from Proverbs 10:1 to Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 22:17 to Proverbs 24:21, form a more connected whole on Righteousness and prudence, with an introduction; Proverbs 24:23-34, "these also belong to the wise," are an appendix of unconnected maxims
Abraham - ‘He goes through life,’ it has been well said, ‘listening for the true tôrâ , which is not shut up in formal precepts, but revealed from time to time to the conscience; and this leaning upon God’s word is declared to be in Jahweh’s sight a proof of genuine Righteousness
Triumphs - Alluding to this high distinction, the Apostle says to his son Timothy, "I have fought a good fight; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing," 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Covenant - Upon the one part, Abraham, whose faith was counted to him for Righteousness, received this charge from God, "Walk before me, and be thou perfect;" upon the other part, the God whom he believed, and whose voice he obeyed, beside promising other blessings to him and his seed, uttered these significant words, "In thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed
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16: ἀπόκειμαι (Strong's #606 — Verb — apokeimai — ap-ok'-i-mahee ) "to be laid away, or up," is used of money in a napkin, Luke 19:20 ; metaphorically, of a hope, Colossians 1:5 ; the crown of Righteousness, 2 Timothy 4:8
People - For Divine Righteousness and the obedience of faith, the only real and permanent, because moral, conditions on which the relations between God and His people repose, it substituted ancestral descent from Abraham, and the observance of the national rite of circumcision
Clean, Cleanness - Because God's priests were to be clothed with Righteousness (Psalm 132:9 ), the entire nation was involved in manifesting the priesthood of all who believed sincerely in the covenant relationship with God that had been forged on Mount Sinai
Take - In John 1:29 it is used of Christ as "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world," not the sins, but sin, that which has existed from the time of the Fall, and in regard to which God has had judicial dealings with the world; through the expiatory sacrifice of Christ the sin of the world will be replaced by everlasting Righteousness; cp
Love - God’s love is not an irrational emotion divorced from justice and Righteousness, but a firm and steadfast attitude that earnestly desires the well-being of his creatures
People - For Divine Righteousness and the obedience of faith, the only real and permanent, because moral, conditions on which the relations between God and His people repose, it substituted ancestral descent from Abraham, and the observance of the national rite of circumcision
Ezekiel, Theology of - If his son, the second generation, does not follow that path but lives a life of greed, apostasy, and selfishness, then that son will not be justified through the Righteousness of his father. On the other hand, if a righteous person falls away and behaves corruptly, the former Acts of Righteousness will not protect that one from punishment (vv
Prayer - Prayer was not to be substituted for Righteousness. And again, effective prayer in such cases is not to be disassociated from Righteousness (e
Old Testament - Translate therefore Psalms 45:4 without "and," "meekness-righteousness," i. Righteousness manifesting itself in meekness
Pharaoh - Then Ireland, and India, and China, and Africa, and Armenia, and Macedonia shall hold out their hands to England; and all lands shall both love and fear England and her Queen because of that knowledge and that Righteousness which alone exalteth a nation, and which alone enthroneth and establisheth a sovereign. And that, as sin hath reigned unto death in you, even so might grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal life in you by Jesus Christ your Lord
Ark of the Covenant - They were in the innermost shrine, to mark their perpetually obligatory nature and the holiness of God; in the ark, the type of Christ, to mark that in Him alone, "the Lord our Righteousness," they find their perfect realization
James, the Letter - The Righteousness of the person praying is related to the effectiveness of the prayer (James 5:16 )
Blood - He died as a sin-bearer that we might live for Righteousness and become healed (1 Peter 2:24 )
Fall, the - God himself did not change; humanity broke the covenant relationship and true to himself and his Word, God in Righteousness and justice, dealt accordingly
Scripture - ); for ‘whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope’ (Romans 15:4), while the very quality of their ‘inspiration’ is tested by their helpfulness for teaching, for reproof, ‘for correction, for discipline which is in Righteousness’ (2 Timothy 3:16)
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What is forbidden is a self-made "righteousness" which would constrain God to grant salvation to man's works, and ceremonial strictness with which it wearies itself profitlessly; also that speculation which would fathom God's inscrutable counsels (Ecclesiastes 8:17)
Messiah - The people of Israel therefore lived in the expectation of a time when all enemies would be destroyed and the ideal king would reign in a worldwide kingdom of peace and Righteousness
New Creation - Finally, in 4:24 Paul says that God has solved the dilemma of the old way of life (sin leading to death) by "creating" a "new" human, whose life is characterized instead by Righteousness and holiness
Rain - And the same in the moral and spiritual world, all comes from the same course in the Lord's own sovereignty and goodness; for as the sun the natural world is the first and predisposing cause, so in the moral and spiritual world it is the Sun of Righteousness, from his divine operation on the hearts of his people, which brings forth the showers of grace, and induceth all the blessed effects which follow in their lives and conversation
Priest - Every lamb slain, every sacrifice offered, every propitiation set forth, all shadowed forth the person, work, blood-shedding, and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Duty - Blessed are the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the forgiving, they which hunger and thirst after Righteousness
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All the sacrifices in the world would not satisfy God’s Righteousness (e
Timotheus - Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day," 2 Timothy 4:6 , &c
Reconciliation - The reason, too, of this reconciliation of God to the world, by virtue of which he promises not to impute sin, is grounded by the Apostle, in the last verse of the chapter, not upon the laying aside of enmity by men, but upon the sacrifice of Christ: "For he hath made him to be sin," a sin-offering, "for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him
Hebrews - Under the patriarchs, they were instructed in the will of God by direct revelation, worshipped him by prayer and sacrifices, opposed idolatry and atheism, used circumcision as the appointed seal of the covenant made by God with Abraham, and followed the laws which the light of grace and faith discovers to those who honestly and seriously seek God, his Righteousness, and truth
Church - Both pictures illustrate Christ’s headship of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:23), and both make it clear that God can accept the church as holy and faultless only because it shares the life and Righteousness of Christ (