|SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS|
Righteousness means to be good and just. The word is commonly used to describe God's nature of being holy, perfect and just. It also sometimes is used to refer to the righteousness of a person - either his inherent lack of sin or his potential right standing before God having been reckoned as without sin through the atonement of Jesus.
The exact meaningg of righteousness of God ("δικαισυνη του θεου" in Greek) in Scripture is debated by scholars. It probably has a number of meanings including
- God's saving action among his people
- The inherent qualities of God including his justice and faithfulness
- The righteous status of God being declared on his people
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