Righteousness is the ability given by God to be positioned in His Presence without any sagacity of guiltiness, condemnation, dishonor, unworthiness, and shame.
Such folks are able to stand in the presence of Satan without any sense of inadequacy, inferiority, weakness, fear, fret or spinelessness.
Righteousness is to be lawfully brought into a true relationship and standing with God that will last eternally.
Righteousness is part of our salvation in Christ and hinges upon God’s works of justification. It is there that God legally set us free from the punishment of sin and wisely delivered us from all that set up a stumbling block in the way of our being affirmed righteous.
Righteousness simply means doing what is right.
Our own natural righteousness compared to the perfect one of God is as unclean, filthy (menstrual) rag and so it is not good enough. Martin Luther has this to say… Christ took our sins and the sins of the whole world as well as the Father’s wrath on his shoulders and he has drowned them both in himself so that we are thereby reconciled to God and become completely righteous.
The righteous identity that replaced our repulsive one must result in right behavior which is seen as an outward demonstration of the change that happened in our inner man so that we can become outwardly and inwardly in right standing with God.
Welcome to spiritual insight that will punch Satan in the eye and make you develop right relationship with God and to understand the total package of the free grace bestowed upon your life through the blessed work of the cross.