What is righteousness ?
Righteousness is having a right standing or good standing with God Our Father in Heaven.It Is impossible to have the right standing with God ,by our own ways and our efforts , since our actions, our thoughts our mind process and produce the fruits of our inborn sinful nature as it says .“We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind”. Isaiah 64:6 NLT
Jesus lived a life obedient and righteous according to the Father in heaven . Though Jesus was God ,Jesus always prayed for Father in Heaven this shows the submission of Jesus, Though Jesus could have condemned the lady who was caught on adultery yet, Jesus didn’t condemn her but advised her to go on her way and sin no more this passage shows us that Jesus was living a righteous life .Though Jesus could have said no to the suffering,pain and the death on the cross yet Jesus willing accepted to die for our sins this shows the obedience.
“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” Philippians 2:6-8 NLT
Jesus Christ took our sins ,shame, guilt and bondage on the cross of Calvary and washed them away by His precious blood so that we are delivered from the bondage of sin and death . if there was no shedding of blood there wouldn’t be forgiveness and deliverance from sins and our sinful nature. By the resurrection of Christ Jesus we are made righteous which means we are filled with His holiness and we are made right in the sight our Heavenly Father .“He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.” Romans 4:25 NLT
By making us righteous God has ascribed His attributes in us ,now it is for us to put our faith in Christ Jesus and believe in our heart and declare through our mouth that Christ Jesus is the Lord. “For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.”
Hebrews 10:10 NLT