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Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness...

Discussion in 'Non-denominational' started by kidwboro, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. kidwboro

    kidwboro Newbie

    Only the Lord is righteous.
    There is none good except one, and that is God.

    What righteousness can we produce that can stand the test of time?
    For all of our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.

    Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
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  2. thesunisout

    thesunisout growing in grace Supporter

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    Jeremiah 23:5-6

    Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  3. AGoodMeasure

    AGoodMeasure New Member

    Only by being born again can we do the works of God, which are righteousness. The flesh profits nothing, and our own righteousness, or what we think is our righteousness, bears no comparison.

    Jesus said Matthew 5:20 "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." This means it cannot be any work of the religious flesh either in which the pharisees were pass masters: they knew the law and the word of God (as it was then) front to back and back again, and thought they could catch Jesus out with their "superior" knowledge.

    So something else is needful. It is good to know the Word of God obviously. But if it remains in our minds only, not translated into actions, then we are hypocrites like the pharisees, for whom Jesus reserved His most dreadful "woes".

    Thank the Lord all who come to Him trusting that His death on the cross was the total punishment for our personal sin; and if we ask Him to forgive us and cleanse us and to change our lives and our hearts with His Spirit's very presence, being willing to turn from all we know to be wrong, He will do it.

    He does not leave us comfortless. Being born again through this He gives us the Holy Spirit, who is in us and with us, enabling us to carry out that which God requires of us, Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
    This is His righteousness, amen.
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Remnant Supporter

    Amen and Amen!!!
  5. 1watchman

    1watchman Overseer Supporter

    This speaks of our standing and our state. A true "born again" believer in Jesus, the Christ, has a perfect standing before God in righteousness; yet he still has the flesh in him which always seeks to please self (Satan will work to achieve that). Our state must be judged daily (see 1 Jn. 1:9-10) to show repentance and desire to honor, obey, and please God ---and to be an overcomer. Our righteousness is in our standing and in our desire and resolve to rise above our flesh.