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The Righteous Man

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Whatever God does is right. He is the standard for deciding rightness. He cannot improve on His perfection because He is perfect. Men like Job, Moses, Elijah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and the others are nowhere near His level of perfection. To be perfect, receive His righteousness.

Righteousness is one of the most misunderstood subjects in the Bible. Your faith can never grow beyond your understanding of it. You cannot also work – ask or pray – for it. It is the gift of God. Today, Christians have the ability to stand in His presence without a sense of guilt. And that is righteousness – your right standing with the Lord. The truth is it is possible for any man.

How to Be a Righteous Man

We would not need the Lord Jesus if our good works and right conducts could make us righteous. Stop self-righteousness and believe with your heart unto His in Christ. James 2:23 says it this way: “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness:  and he was called the Friend of God.” It is that simple. Abraham believed and it was credited to him as he having a right standing with the Father. Only believe. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10).

2 Corinthians 5:21 says God hath made Jesus to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Meaning man is made righteous in Jesus when he receives Him. Read Romans 10:9 to learn how to receive the Lord if you are not a Christian. You are a new creature if you be in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Also understand that no Christian grows in righteousness; you cannot. And you will never be more righteous than you are right now. You are as perfect as Jesus is. Hallelujah!

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