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Righteousness

 

 

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.

 

Outline

 

1. A Moral Attribute of God

2. Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness

3. The Distinction of the New Man in Christ

4. Accompaniments of Righteousness

5. A State of Spiritual Hunger

6. A Rule of Action

 

1. A Moral Attribute of God

 

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 Righteousness

 

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 Righteousness

 

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

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/21/2011