Definition: The Greek word that we translate righteous is dike
(pronounced, dee kay). And while the ancient Greek meaning was tendency, the
use of this word in the Bible implies justice and conformance to established
standards. Justice means doing the right thing; and conformance to established
standards (in the Bible) refers to following the ways of God.
A Moral Attribute of God
Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness
The Distinction of the New Man in Christ
Accompaniments of Righteousness
A State of Spiritual
A Rule of Action
1. A Moral Attribute of
Psalms 111:3 Everything
he does reveals his glory and majesty. His
righteousness never fails.
Psalms 119:142 Your justice is eternal, and your
instructions are perfectly true.
2. Imputation of Christ’s
2 Corinthians 5:21 For
God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that
we could be made right with God through Christ.
3. The Distinction of the
New Man in Christ
Ephesians 2:10 For we
are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the
good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 4:23-24 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts
and attitudes. 24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly
righteous and holy.
Titus 2:14 He gave his
life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very
own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.
4. Accompaniments of
Proverbs 11:30 The
seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends
Galatians 5:22-23 But
the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and
self-control. There is no law against these things!
5. A State of Spiritual Hunger
Matthew 5:6 God
blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
6. A Rule of Action
Deuteronomy 6:25 For
we will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands the Lord our
God has given us.’
Romans 10:5 For Moses
writes that the law’s way of making a person right with God requires obedience
to all of its commands
is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
and modified by HKM 09/21/2011