A Righteous People
Most Relevant Verses
"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness.
To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.