Posted by: SandreS | March 29, 2010

I Am … Who and What God Says I Am! – The Divine Reckoning of the Renewed Mind, Part 9

I Am … Righteous

For He has made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (II Corinthians 5:21).

This is who and what Father says I am.

I am righteous.

Having been justified I am now right before God. I have been declared and constituted righteous before the just God of the Universe.

Etymology of Righteousness

Right – (root) noun – meaning: in accordance with justice.

ous – a suffix added to nouns to form adjectives – meaning: full of (examples: mountainous – full of mountains, envious – full of envy).

ness – a suffix added to adjectives to form nouns – meaning: state or condition (example: happiness – the state or condition of being happy, gracefulness – the state or condition of being graceful).

Thus justification is my state or condition being fully “right.”

The Definition of Righteousness

The character or quality of being right or just. – W.E. Vine, Vine’s Expository Dictionary

Being what is just and right. – E.W. Bullinger, Critical Lexicon

I was void of any righteousness of my own. God made me righteousness: He made me His righteousness. I was “made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Corinthians 5:21).

I am His righteousness, because God says this is who and what I am.

… The righteousness of God, which is through Jesus Christ’s faith, for all, and upon all them who believe … To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He may be just, and the Justifier of him who believes in Jesus (Romans 3:22-26).

And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through Christ’s faith, the righteousness which is from God through faith (Philippians 3:9).

Other Scriptural Words Associated with My Righteousness Received from God

I am Sanctified:

… Sanctified in Christ Jesus (I Corinthians 1:2).

I am Holy and Blameless:

According as He has chosen us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4).

I am a Saint

… beloved by God, called saints … (Romans 1:7).

I am not, as so many Christians say, “just a sinner saved by grace.” I am a saint, who has been made the very righteousness of God.

I am who and what Father says I am.

I am righteous.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2010

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