Romans 3 talks about Justification and Righteousness. Righteousness is when God says you are alright. Justification is when God says that the things you do are the right things.
Romans 2:4 ESV Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? — Ro 2:4 This has to be part of the discussion about why bad things happen in this world. Sometimes, God is letting us be. Like […]
Righteousness was a part of the operating system of Joseph’s soul.
He was a righteous man, not about do-gooder, but right about seeking God.
What would happen if we held on to truth (which is Christ) and increased our love? What if we increased our love even more for those that we disagree with, or are even our enemies? That is one of Christ’s most compelling teachings and that fits right in line with these things from Paul and Christ’s words of forgiveness from the cross.
 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.  And as […]