What is righteousness, right standing with God? Or right standing with man? Or moral excellence?
Jesus Christ is a [i]through[/i] person. [i][b]Through[/i][/b] Christ, we have peace with God..... Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God [b]through[/b] our Lord Jesus Christ, [b][u]through[/u] whom also we have access by faith into this grace [u][i]in[/i] which we [i]stand[/i][/u][/b], and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(NKJV) Romans 5:1, 2Obviously, we can only have peace with God, if He regards us as 'righteous'..... so where does 'our' righteousness come from?'..that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God -- and [b]righteousness[/b] and sanctification and redemption -- that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD." 1 Corintians 1:29 - 31It is also worth noting the [u]completed[/u] work referred to in Hebrews 10:14 and that this is already eternal. What is that 'work'?Is there any difference between these spiritual facts and our real righteousness in God's sight?How do we bring our lives into line with this righteousness?I mean, do these spiritual facts have anything to do with our 'standing before man'? Does it matter what man thinks of us? Who cares more, about the opinions of man... me, or God?
What is righteousness