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Brethren, I need your help; what does it mean to be righteous? And what was the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees like? I need some insight from you so that I can help a friend of mine....

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Righteous

 

  1. (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.
    "he is a good, righteous man, I am sure"
     
  2.  
    informal
    very good; excellent.
    "righteous bread pudding"

Do you mean self-righteousness?

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The Pharisee made a show of prayer by wearing the prayer boxes on their foreheads and making certain they had the best seats in the synagogues and they made a show of the amount of money they gave to the poor and to the synagogue.

The righteous man would be like the Good Samaritan. He would give in secret and realize that he was a sinner and needed Jesus as his Saviour. He would be humble of heart and act knowing that what he does in secret for God he would be rewarded openly.

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Brethren, I need your help; what does it mean to be righteous? And what was the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees like? I need some insight from you so that I can help a friend of mine....

 

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Self Righteousness Is A Fool's Lie

 

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

 

They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

 

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

 

Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways:

 

And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:10-18

 

For Righteousness Is A Gift

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

 

Called

 

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1 Peter 1:18-19

 

Jesus

 

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:20-28

 

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Praying For Your Friend

 

Love, Joe

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Through one mans offence, death reigned through us all, but through Jesus we recieve the gift of righteousness. He gave us righteousness as a free gift through His sacrifice on the cross. We are more righteous than the Pharasees and Saducees because we're righteous by His righteousness through faith.


Romans 5:17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
 

When we are born again, we become a new creation, set apart. Our old man, (Sin Nature) Was crucified with Christ so we can walk in the newness of life.

Romans 6:5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,  6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.  8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,  9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.  10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.  11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


 

In Christ, we died and our lives are hidden in Him

 

Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

 

We are a new creation, all the old garbage from our past has been wiped away and all things become new. He reconciled us to Himself not imputing any of our tresspasses against us. He didn't just die for us, but He died as us, that we may be a new creation in Him. He became our sin on the cross, so we may become HIs righteousness on this earth.

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

Now, here's a problem. Our sin nature has been put to death, we are partakers of His divine nature, but we have a lifetime of thinking like the devil. The flesh is the mindframe, memory, habbits, etc of the old man which we need to put off. Our new man is created in true righteousness and holiness. We're born again, and not born again sinners. Who we are born again, new creation, is not sinners but saints in His righteousness. Our minds need renewed though. We still think like the old man, so we're going to act on his deeds until our mind gets renewed through the Word and the reality of Him.
 

Ephesians 4:17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest ofthe Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

 

 

 

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Brethren, I need your help; what does it mean to be righteous? And what was the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees like? I need some insight from you so that I can help a friend of mine....

 

:thumbsup:

 

Self Righteousness Is A Fool's Lie

 

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

 

They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

 

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

 

Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways:

 

And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:10-18

 

For Righteousness Is A Gift

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

 

Called

 

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1 Peter 1:18-19

 

Jesus

 

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:20-28

 

~

 

Praying For Your Friend

 

Love, Joe

 

Thank you very much bro Joe

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Through one mans offence, death reigned through us all, but through Jesus we recieve the gift of righteousness. He gave us righteousness as a free gift through His sacrifice on the cross. We are more righteous than the Pharasees and Saducees because we're righteous by His righteousness through faith.

Romans 5:17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

 

When we are born again, we become a new creation, set apart. Our old man, (Sin Nature) Was crucified with Christ so we can walk in the newness of life.

Romans 6:5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,  6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.  8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,  9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.  10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.  11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

In Christ, we died and our lives are hidden in Him

 

Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

 

We are a new creation, all the old garbage from our past has been wiped away and all things become new. He reconciled us to Himself not imputing any of our tresspasses against us. He didn't just die for us, but He died as us, that we may be a new creation in Him. He became our sin on the cross, so we may become HIs righteousness on this earth.

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

Now, here's a problem. Our sin nature has been put to death, we are partakers of His divine nature, but we have a lifetime of thinking like the devil. The flesh is the mindframe, memory, habbits, etc of the old man which we need to put off. Our new man is created in true righteousness and holiness. We're born again, and not born again sinners. Who we are born again, new creation, is not sinners but saints in His righteousness. Our minds need renewed though. We still think like the old man, so we're going to act on his deeds until our mind gets renewed through the Word and the reality of Him.

 

Ephesians 4:17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest ofthe Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

 

God bless you bro Joshua

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Thank you all for your great concerned and your wonderful comments, may the good Lord bless you more abundantly... Amen

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Christ lived a perfect life. His righteousness exceeded that of the Pharasees. He took our sins upon the cross. But He also imputed or credited His righteousness to our account due to our faith in Him Romans 4:9-11. When He lives in us, we also have His righteousness.

2 Cor 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. NKJV

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unless your's exceeds the scribe's, can only mean the righteousness of Christ inputted to man, is the only hope for man!

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