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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 10

E16 Righteous
F1 The Lord Jesus states: John 17:25 NLT O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me.
F2 Definitions
G1 G1 Righteousness is perfection of living God’s way in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.
G2 In Hebrew means just, lawful, and righteous. See Genesis 7:1, Psalm 1:5-6, Proverbs 10:3, Proverbs 29:2, and Zechariah 9:9.
G3 In Greek means keeping God’s rules, guiltless, and approved by God. See John 17:25, Matthew 23:28, 1 Timothy 1:9, Matthew 27:19, and Romans 2:13.
F3 The example is the Lord Jesus.
F4 Righteous needs a standard.
F5 The Lord Jesus met that standard perfectly, flawlessly, and sinlessly.
G1 The standard: Matthew 5:17-18 NLT Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.
G2 The fulfillment:
H1 Matthew 5:17 NLT Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.
H2 Romans 10:4 NLT For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.
F6 The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves He did not die for His own sin. Romans 1:3-4 NLT The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.
F7 Some see no difference between holiness and righteousness.
G1 Holiness is a state of character. Righteousness is what we are.
G2 Holiness is a condition of our inner self, and righteousness is what we are doing.
G3 Holiness is a separation from sin and separation to what is not sin. Righteousness is a conformity to God’s standard.
G4 Holiness is being fully and completely without sin. Righteousness is being cleansed from sin by the holy blood of the Lord Jesus. No human is holy or righteous apart from God’s work in us.
G5 God is holy as well as righteous.
G6 Some verses
H1 Deuteronomy 32:4 CSB The Rock—his work is perfect; all his ways are just. A faithful God, without bias, he is righteous and true.
H2 Psalm 145:17 CSB The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all his acts.
H3 Habakkuk 1:12-13 CSB Are you not from eternity, LORD my God? My Holy One, you will not die. LORD, you appointed them to execute judgment; my Rock, you destined them to punish us. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do you tolerate those who are treacherous? Why are you silent while one who is wicked swallows up one who is more righteous than himself?
H4 Exodus 19:9-12 CSB The LORD said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear when I speak with you and will always believe you.” Moses reported the people’s words to the LORD, and the LORD told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes “and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. “Put boundaries for the people all around the mountain and say: Be careful that you don’t go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain must be put to death.
G7 Comments from others
To justify means to declare righteous. Justification is God’s act of declaring righteous those who put their faith in Christ and his saving work. God does not make believers righteous in the sense of improving them to a standard of behaviour that satisfies him, but rather he declares them righteous. Christ has met God’s righteous demands by paying sin’s penalty on behalf of sinners. God can therefore declare repentant sinners righteous, yet himself remain righteous in doing so (Romans 1:16-17; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 4:1-3; Romans 5:1-2; Galatians 2:15-16; Galatians 3:21-22; Philippians 3:9)
Unapproachableness the state of separation from, and elevation above, things common, profane, or sensual, first in a physical and external, and later in a spiritual, sense moral purity and perfection incapable of sin and wrong.


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