ARE WE RIGHTEOUS?
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, IT IS THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST THAT MAKES YOU RIGHTEOUS AND NOT YOURS.
“For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous” (Rom. 5:19).
If we will just LOOK to ourselves, definitely we would say NO!
BUT this the reason we have FAITH, and our faith says WE ARE!
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT WE ARE ASKED TO LIVE BY FAITH,
RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT IN CHRIST; IT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO ALL OF GOD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS AND FAVOR.
HERE ARE SOME BIBLICAL VERSES CONCERNING GOD’S PROMISES FOR THE RIGHTEOUS!
"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."
"The Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous."
"Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous."
"A sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous."
"The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous."
"The Lord watches over the way of the righteous."
"For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield."
"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles."
"Blessings crown the head of the righteous."
ONLY THOSE WHO ARE IGNORANT OF GOD’S GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE SEEKING TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN
IF YOU ARE IGNORANT OF THE FACT THAT IN CHRIST YOU ARE ALREADY RIGHTEOUS, YOU WILL TRY TO PERFORM WHAT YOU ALREADY ARE.
NOW ARE YOU RIGHTEOUS???