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Lesson 12

God is Righteous


The Hebrew word from which we get righteousness can also be translated as just or justice. The fact that God is righteous points to the justice and fairness with which He judges all individuals. Righteousness again indicates being separated from wickedness. It illustrates that all God does is right whether or not we think it is right in our eyes.


Since this quality of God carries with it a sense of justness in judgement we can know that when we do something that God says is wrong and don't repent He will judge us the same way He would anyone else. There is no favoritism with God. Some judgments my be swift others may take a while but all are judged according to the same standard regardless of circumstances, race, creed, color, or sex.

Scripture Support:

Jeremiah 23:5,6
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Psalm 4:4,5
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

Psalm 129:4
The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Isaiah 45:21
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgement: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Psalm 119:142,144
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth. The righteousness of testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgement are the habitation of his throne.

Acts 3:14
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you.

Hebrews 1:8,9
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Romans 6:18
Being them made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Ephesians 4:24
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


God is fair and just. His actions are righteous. There is nothing wrong in God.


When I sin and do wrong in the eyes of God I will confess it immediately, knowing that He will forgive and forget that wrong action or attitude. I will try to live my life righteous and Holy as God has commanded.

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