“We have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus but we have to do righteousness”
God’s word is balanced and we don’t have to stay just on one side and believe we have done well. We understand that God has made us righteous but He did not spare us of not living in righteousness but to do righteousness. One of the work of God in our lives when we confess our sins is so that we can be forgiven and then be cleansed from all unrighteousness and when we are cleansed of such, then we are due for righteousness.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
We understand by God’s word that God is righteous and that’s why He made us the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and we are to do righteousness because that’s what shows we are born of Him
Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that JUST ONE, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
1 John 2:29 If ye know that HE IS RIGHTEOUS, ye know that EVERY ONE that DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM.
It’s clear from God’s word that if we know that God is righteous then to show that we are truly born of Him, Who is righteous we have to do righteousness.
“The essence of doing righteousness is to reflect the righteousness of God, being made the righteousness of God is not just the prove but the doing”
We see again from God’s word that we should not allow anyone deceive us that we don’t have to do righteousness because we have been made the righteousness of God. The doing of righteousness actually proves and show that we have been made righteous.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RIGHTEOUS, EVEN AS HE(GOD) IS RIGHTEOUS.
Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous. AMP
Very boldly written, it says he that DO righteousness is righteous, it means the practice of righteousness shows you are righteous. That word ended with EVEN AS GOD IS RIGHTEOUS. It’s simple! Don’t be deceived. You need to do righteous even as you have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
- The question is how do we DO RIGHTEOUSNESS?
By walking in righteousness. In all you doing you’re walking or acting in righteousness. Just like it is not enough to say we live in the spirit but we also need to walk in the spirit. God bless you.