Hi Beloved!! Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The last two updates have been on righteousness and we are still on the topic. Click HERE if you missed the other updates.
Righteousness according to dictionary.reference.com is defines as uprightness, morally right, virtuous etc.
We need to know what righteousness does for you. Why are you Righteous? What's in it for you? We understand that it is a gift of God to us, but why did God give us this gift, His very own nature?
First of all, we should know that God is a Master Planner who sees the end from the beginning and He loves us so much.
Righteousness the nature of God, the rightness of God, imparted to us when we receive Christ as our Lord, this makes us come into the class of God, not that we are His equal, no...but we are like Him now. If you have a child, he/she will definitely look like you, be in your class, but that does not make that child your equal..you are still the dad/mum. So also, the gift of righteousness makes us come to the class being of God. We are also gods. Psalm 82 verse 6.
To be in the class of God, makes us understand the language of God, think like Him, speak like God and act like God. After all, He is now our Father. We are born after His image and likeness. The Bible says in 1st Corinthians 2 verse 16, 'we have the mind of Christ.'