What is biblical righteousness

justice - Bible lexicon

A term frequently found in scripture expressing a quality of God according to which he maintains what is in accordance with his own character and necessarily judges what is opposite to it - sin.

In humans, too, righteousness means the opposite of lawlessness or sin (1 Jn 3: 4-7); but it is clearly stated that apart from a work of grace through him there is no righteous man, not even one (cf. Ps 14: 1–3; Rom 3: 10).

But God - independently of man - has revealed his righteousness in the complete judgment and setting aside of sin and the condition with which sin is connected in man. This was brought about by the Son of God, who became man and who took the place of man on the cross who was under the curse of the law, and by being made sin and glorifying God by overriding judgment the sin bore. Therefore grace was founded on the foundation of righteousness. The righteousness of God, represented in the saints in Christ, is thus the God-given answer to the fact that Christ was made sin. On the other hand, the lake of fire is the eternal expression of God's righteous judgment. In this age, God's righteousness is revealed in the gospel and grasped by faith.

This is a very different principle from what the Jews were familiar with: they sought, her own To establish righteousness and not to submit to the righteousness of God (Rom. 10: 3). Your father Abrahambelieved God, and it was counted to him in righteousness; and the believer's faith is counted as righteousness without works (Romans 4: 3, 5).

Christ Jesus has become to us "wisdom from God and righteousness" (1 Cor. 1:30). He is the end of the law, to righteousness for all believers.

In addition to the above, there is the practical righteousness that characterizes every Christian. By knowing God's righteousness, he becomes the servant of righteousness. The bride of the Lamb is represented as "clothed in fine linen, shiny and pure", that is, "the righteousness of the saints" (Rev 19: 8).

The teaching that the righteousness of Christ revealed in His life is imputed to us is not found in Scripture, although it is widely accepted and widely accepted in Christendom. In general, the doctrine is explained as follows: Christ had completely fulfilled the law, his obedience constitutes a righteousness based on the law, which would be imputed to the believer as if he himself had fulfilled the law. One scripture is enough to prove that this view is wrong. "If righteousness comes from the law, Christ died in vain" (Gal 2:21). The effect of the doctrine is to emphasize the validity of the law in its application to believers. It is also an obstacle to the believers understand that they are slain to the law through the body of Christ and are now united in the image of marriage with Christ risen from the dead in order to bear fruit for God (Rom. 7: 4).