Righteousness is a word that contains way more than meets the eye. It is a key, maybe the key! The biggest mistake we make is thinking we can attain righteousness on our own. It leads to self-righteousness that hurts and wounds others, as well as ourselves. It leads to the ego becoming spiritualized and acting spiritual and better than others or holier than others. Righteousness is a free gift from Christ Jesus. He already fought the battle and WON! He has already done it all so we can receive ALL that he is! We choose to enter him and he enters us and makes us one with God, fills us with the Spirit of God, and all the fullness of God! Mind blowing stuff!
“No human may boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus (my CJ!), whom God made OUR wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption…that your faith may not rest in the wisdom of men but in the POWER of God…we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages FOR OUR GLORIFICATION…we have the Mind of Christ” 1 Cor 1:27 – 1 Cor 2:16
Righteousness is right relationship to the Source of our life; the source of our mind, righteousness, redemption, wisdom, sanctification, and glorification!!!! “We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words NOT taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit” 1 Cor 2:12-13. Understand righteousness from the Mind of Christ and the Spirit of God and watch your good endowments and perfect spiritual gifts flow from an open heaven from the Father of Lights!!!!
We are the righteousness of God in Christ!!!!!!! Good News indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“In that day you will know that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you” = perfectly one!!!! Right relationship is everything!!!!!!!