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Righteousness

Of God
Ezr 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet es a!ed, as it is this day: "ehold, we are "efore thee in our tres!asses: for we annot stand "efore thee "e ause of this# $s %&:1' ( ording to thy name, O God, so is thy !raise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness# $s )5:5 *y terri"le things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our sal+ation, who art the onfiden e of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off u!on the sea: $s 9-:. /louds and dar0ness are round a"out him: righteousness and 1udgment are the ha"itation of his throne# $s 119:12- 34(DDI# Righteous art thou, O LORD, and u!right are thy 1udgments# $s 1%5:1- 3he LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his wor0s# 5er .2:) In his days 5udah shall "e sa+ed, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name where"y he shall "e alled, 36E LORD O7R RIG63EO789E88# 15o .:.9 If ye 0now that he is righteous, ye 0now that e+ery one that doeth righteousness is "orn of him#

Of Christ
$s %5:- 3hou lo+est righteousness, and hatest wi 0edness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness a"o+e thy fellows# Isa 11:5 (nd righteousness shall "e the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins# Isa %.:) I the LORD ha+e alled thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will 0ee! thee, and gi+e thee for a o+enant of the !eo!le, for a light of the Gentiles, Isa 59:1) (nd he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no inter essor: therefore his arm "rought sal+ation unto him, and his righteousness, it sustained him# 5er .2:5 *ehold, the days ome, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto Da+id a righteous *ran h, and a :ing shall reign and !ros!er, and shall e;e ute 1udgment and 1usti e in the earth# Re 19:11 (nd I saw hea+en o!ened, and "ehold a white horse, and he that sat u!on him was alled <aithful and 3rue, and in righteousness he doth 1udge and ma0e war#

Examples of
1:i 15:1% *ut the high !la es were not remo+ed: ne+ertheless (sa=s heart was !erfe t with the LORD all his days#

./h 1%:. (nd (sa did that whi h was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: ./h .9:. (nd he did that whi h was right in the sight of the LORD, a ording to all that Da+id his father had done# ./h 21:.' (nd thus did 6eze0iah throughout all 5udah, and wrought that whi h was good and right and truth "efore the LORD his God# 5o" 1:1 3here was a man in the land of 7z, whose name was 5o", and that man was !erfe t and u!right, and one that feared God, and es hewed e+il# 4e! 2:12 3he remnant of Israel shall not do ini>uity, nor s!ea0 lies, neither shall a de eitful tongue "e found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall ma0e them afraid# Lu 1:) (nd they were "oth righteous "efore God, wal0ing in all the ommandments and ordinan es of the Lord "lameless# Lu .:2- (nd she was a widow of a"out fours ore and four years, whi h de!arted not from the tem!le, "ut ser+ed God with fastings and !rayers night and day# ( .%:1) (nd herein do I e;er ise myself, to ha+e always a ons ien e +oid of offen e toward God, and toward men#

Enjoined
Da %:.- ?herefore, O 0ing, let my ounsel "e a e!ta"le unto thee, and "rea0 off thy sins "y righteousness, and thine ini>uities "y shewing mer y to the !oor, if it may "e a lengthening of thy tran>uillity# 6o 1':1. 8ow to yoursel+es in righteousness, rea! in mer y, "rea0 u! your fallow ground: for it is time to see0 the LORD, till he ome and rain righteousness u!on you# @t 5:.' <or I say unto you, 3hat e; e!t your righteousness shall e; eed the righteousness of the s ri"es and $harisees, ye shall in no ase enter into the 0ingdom of hea+en# ( .%:.5 (nd as he reasoned of righteousness, tem!eran e, and 1udgment to ome, <eli; trem"led, and answered, Go thy way for this time, when I ha+e a on+enient season, I will all for thee# 1/o 15:2% (wa0e to righteousness, and sin not, for some ha+e not the 0nowledge of God: I s!ea0 this to your shame# E!h ):1% 8tand therefore, ha+ing your loins girt a"out with truth, and ha+ing on the "reast!late of righteousness, $h! 1:11 *eing filled with the fruits of righteousness, whi h are "y 5esus /hrist, unto the glory and !raise of God# 13i ):11 *ut thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, lo+e, !atien e, mee0ness#

Blessings of
Civic, the blessings of
$r 11:11 *y the "lessing of the u!right the ity is e;alted: "ut it is o+erthrown "y the mouth of the wi 0ed# $r 1%:2% Righteousness e;alteth a nation: "ut sin is a re!roa h to any !eo!le# $r 1):1. It is an a"omination to 0ings to ommit wi 0edness: for the throne is esta"lished "y righteousness# $r .5:5 3a0e away the wi 0ed from "efore the 0ing, and his throne shall "e esta"lished in righteousness# $r .&:. <or the transgression of a land many are the !rin es thereof: "ut "y a man of understanding and 0nowledge the state thereof shall "e !rolonged# $r .9:% 3he 0ing "y 1udgment esta"lisheth the land: "ut he that re ei+eth gifts o+erthroweth it# $r .9:1% 3he 0ing that faithfully 1udgeth the !oor, his throne shall "e esta"lished for e+er# Isa 1):5 (nd in mer y shall the throne "e esta"lished: and he shall sit u!on it in truth in the ta"erna le of Da+id, 1udging, and see0ing 1udgment, and hasting righteousness# Isa 2.:1) 3hen 1udgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field# Isa 22:5 3he LORD is e;alted, for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled 4ion with 1udgment and righteousness# Isa 5%:1% In righteousness shalt thou "e esta"lished: thou shalt "e far from o!!ression, for thou shalt not fear: and from terror, for it shall not ome near thee#

Fruits of
General References to Produced in ll Periods of !ife
$s 9.:12 3hose that "e !lanted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the ourts of our God# $s 9.:1% 3hey shall still "ring forth fruit in old age, they shall "e fat and flourishing,

Perennial
Eze %-:1. (nd "y the ri+er u!on the "an0 thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof "e onsumed: it shall "ring forth new fruit a ording to his months, "e ause their waters they issued out of the san tuary: and the fruit thereof shall "e for meat, and the leaf thereof for medi ine#

Gro"n onl# upon Good Ground


@t 12:& *ut other fell into good ground, and "rought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some si;tyfold, some thirtyfold#

$an# %arieties of
Ga 5:.. *ut the fruit of the 8!irit is lo+e, 1oy, !ea e, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Ga 5:.2 @ee0ness, tem!eran e: against su h there is no law#

&ithout 'efect
E!h 5:9 A<or the fruit of the 8!irit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,B $h! 1:11 *eing filled with the fruits of righteousness, whi h are "y 5esus /hrist, unto the glory and !raise of God#

(he Product of )eavenl# &isdom


5as 2:1- *ut the wisdom that is from a"o+e is first !ure, then !ea ea"le, gentle, and easy to "e intreated, full of mer y and good fruits, without !artiality, and without hy!o risy#

FR*+(F*!,E-Conditions of Fruit.bearing /0 Contact "ith !iving &ater


$s 1:2 (nd he shall "e li0e a tree !lanted "y the ri+ers of water, that "ringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoe+er he doeth shall !ros!er#

10 -piritual Receptivit#
@t 12:.2 *ut he that re ei+ed seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, whi h also "eareth fruit, and "ringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some si;ty, some thirty#

20 'eath of the Old !ife


5oh 1.:.% Cerily, +erily, I say unto you, E; e!t a orn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it a"ideth alone: "ut if it die, it "ringeth forth mu h fruit#

30 Chastening, or Pruning
5oh 15:. E+ery "ran h in me that "eareth not fruit he ta0eth away: and e+ery "ran h that "eareth fruit, he !urgeth it, that it may "ring forth more fruit#

40 biding in Christ
5oh 15:5 I am the +ine, ye are the "ran hes: 6e that a"ideth in me, and I in him, the same "ringeth forth mu h fruit: for without me ye an do nothing# Ro ):.. *ut now "eing made free from sin, and "e ome ser+ants to God, ye ha+e your fruit unto holiness, and the end e+erlasting life# 6e" 1.:11 9ow no hastening for the !resent seemeth to "e 1oyous, "ut grie+ous: ne+ertheless afterward it yieldeth the !ea ea"le fruit of righteousness unto them whi h are e;er ised there"y#

Promises concerning
Promises to the righteous
5o" 2):- 6e withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: "ut with 0ings are they on the throne, yea, he doth esta"lish them for e+er, and they are e;alted# $s 2%:15 3he eyes of the LORD are u!on the righteous, and his ears are o!en unto their ry# $s 2-:.5 I ha+e "een young, and now am old, yet ha+e I not seen the righteous forsa0en, nor his seed "egging "read# $s 9.:1. 3he righteous shall flourish li0e the !alm tree: he shall grow li0e a edar in Le"anon# $r 2:2. <or the froward is a"omination to the LORD: "ut his se ret is with the righteous# $r %:1& *ut the !ath of the 1ust is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the !erfe t day# $r 1.:12 3he wi 0ed is snared "y the transgression of his li!s: "ut the 1ust shall ome out of trou"le# $r .':- 3he 1ust man wal0eth in his integrity: his hildren are "lessed after him# Isa 2:1' 8ay ye to the righteous, that it shall "e well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings# @t 12:%2 3hen shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the 0ingdom of their <ather# ?ho hath ears to hear, let him hear#

(he Robe of Righteousness, (he -aint5s dorning


5o" .9:1% I !ut on righteousness, and it lothed me: my 1udgment was as a ro"e and a diadem# $s 12.:1) I will also lothe her !riests with sal+ation: and her saints shall shout aloud for 1oy# Isa 5.:1 (wa0e, awa0e, !ut on thy strength, O 4ion, !ut on thy "eautiful garments, O 5erusalem, the holy ity: for hen eforth there shall no more ome into thee the un ir um ised and the un lean#

Isa )1:1' I will greatly re1oi e in the LORD, my soul shall "e 1oyful in my God, for he hath lothed me with the garments of sal+ation, he hath o+ered me with the ro"e of righteousness, as a "ridegroom de 0eth himself with ornaments, and as a "ride adorneth herself with her 1ewels# 4e 2:% (nd he answered and s!a0e unto those that stood "efore him, saying, 3a0e away the filthy garments from him# (nd unto him he said, *ehold, I ha+e aused thine ini>uity to !ass from thee, and I will lothe thee with hange of raiment# @t ..:11 (nd when the 0ing ame in to see the guests, he saw there a man whi h had not on a wedding garment: Lu 15:.. *ut the father said to his ser+ants, *ring forth the "est ro"e, and !ut it on him, and !ut a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

-acrifices of
De 22:19 3hey shall all the !eo!le unto the mountain, there they shall offer sa rifi es of righteousness: for they shall su 0 of the a"undan e of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand# $s %:5 Offer the sa rifi es of righteousness, and !ut your trust in the LORD# $s 51:19 3hen shalt thou "e !leased with the sa rifi es of righteousness, with "urnt offering and whole "urnt offering: then shall they offer "ullo 0s u!on thine altar# @al 2:2 (nd he shall sit as a refiner and !urifier of sil+er: and he shall !urify the sons of Le+i, and !urge them as gold and sil+er, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness#

-ecured b# Faith
Ge 15:) (nd he "elie+ed in the LORD, and he ounted it to him for righteousness# ( 12:29 (nd "y him all that "elie+e are 1ustified from all things, from whi h ye ould not "e 1ustified "y the law of @oses# Ro 2:.& 3herefore we on lude that a man is 1ustified "y faith without the deeds of the law# Ro 5:1 3herefore "eing 1ustified "y faith, we ha+e !ea e with God through our Lord 5esus /hrist: Ro 5:1& 3herefore as "y the offen e of one 1udgment ame u!on all men to ondemnation, e+en so "y the righteousness of one the free gift ame u!on all men unto 1ustifi ation of life# Ro 9:2' ?hat shall we say thenD 3hat the Gentiles, whi h followed not after righteousness, ha+e attained to righteousness, e+en the righteousness whi h is of faith# 1/o ):11 (nd su h were some of you: "ut ye are washed, "ut ye are san tified, "ut ye are 1ustified in the name of the Lord 5esus, and "y the 8!irit of our God# Ga 2:.% ?herefore the law was our s hoolmaster to "ring us unto /hrist, that we might "e 1ustified "y faith#

(endeth to !ife
De 2.:%- <or it is not a +ain thing for you, "e ause it is your life: and through this thing ye shall !rolong your days in the land, whither ye go o+er 5ordan to !ossess it# $r %:.. <or they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh# $r 11:19 (s righteousness tendeth to life: so he that !ursueth e+il !ursueth it to his own death# $r 1.:.& In the way of righteousness is life, and in the !athway thereof there is no death# $r 19:.2 3he fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall a"ide satisfied, he shall not "e +isited with e+il# Eze .':11 (nd I ga+e them my statutes, and shewed them my 1udgments, whi h if a man do, he shall e+en li+e in them# Eze 22:19 *ut if the wi 0ed turn from his wi 0edness, and do that whi h is lawful and right, he shall li+e there"y# Lu 1':.- (nd he answering said, 3hou shalt lo+e the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neigh"our as thyself# Lu 1':.& (nd he said unto him, 3hou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt li+e# Ro 1':5 <or @oses des ri"eth the righteousness whi h is of the law, 3hat the man whi h doeth those things shall li+e "y them# Ga 2:1. (nd the law is not of faith: "ut, 3he man that doeth them shall li+e in them#