Righteousness is a godly thing. As a matter of fact it is a GOD thing. There is no righteousness apart from God; neither is there any truth apart from God.
People cry out for justice in our world, and for truth. Many people do not like the pure and unvarnished truth is quite powerful, and often puts Adamkind in our rightful place – condemned, separated and apart from Holy God. We are unrighteous, unjust, unholy, vile, evil, condemned, and headed to the eternal fires of Hell. That is unless God in His grace has truly done something which is beyond our wildest imaginations.
A friend of mine shared something by email which I will share here with you…
“Justice is getting what we deserve. Mercy is not getting what we deserve. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve.
But wait a minute; grace is more than that! It is grace that gives at great cost to the giver. It is not cheap. Grace cost the life of God’s Son. Jesus gave freely of Himself in agony and blood.”
Truth is what the good doctor comes and tells you when he discovers you have a cancer in your body, you need emergency surgery to remove it or you will die in a month. Truth is the death rate is 100 percent. Not pleasant to hear, but we need reminded of that from time to time.
Who shall abide in the LORD’S tabernacle? Who will abide in the presence of the LORD? The answers are given in the verses above. No one of us can live a righteous, holy, and upright life and speak the truth in our hearts; except the LORD Himself give it to us. He has done that in the cross – the death of His Son Jesus, His burial, and resurrection. There is no righteousness or truth apart from Him.