Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.
The theistic philosopher has a tendency to devalue insufficient worldviews, ideologies, and quite often common sense for the greater good, and in such cases, one should not be discouraged when seen as a bad guy. If he stresses over man's perception of a righteous heart, then he has given his heart to man.
Man is not defiled by his impurities. It is the other man pointing out his impurities to him, whom he is defiled by. Is there anything anyone can do, to become righteous, anyway? God made us impure. If he had a problem with that, He would have made us gods, instead.
God favors men and women who delight in being made worthy of happiness before the happiness itself.
Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help?
If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.
Devotion to God, righteousness and wisdom, will keep us safe on earth.
The moment we begin to feel satisfied that we are making some progress along the road of sanctification, it is all the more necessary to repent and confess that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Yet the Christian life is not one of gloom, but of ever increasing joy in the Lord. God alone knows our good works; all we know is His good work.
One’s virtue cannot always be trusted; for some, use their righteousness for self-righteous purposes
The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.
It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.
Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.
Righteousness is the truth revealed and working in you.
To Know You...You Have To Know God Because Knowing Him Is Knowing You!
The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends; whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power.
Religion without righteousness of Faith is vain hope.
My righteousness is just as good as Jesus' righteousness, because it IS Jesus' righteousness!
Peace is a place of unhindered enjoyment of friendship beyond guilt, suspicion, blame of inferiority
Righteousness of faith is the right course to holiness.
The grace of righteousness of faith leads to repentance.