Rom 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
What is righteousness?
It is defined in one dictionary as: the quality of being morally right or justifiable.
It also means: goodness, virtue, virtuousness, uprightness, decency, integrity, worthiness, rectitude, probity, morality, ethicalness, high-mindedness, justice, honesty, honour, honourableness, innocence, blamelessness, guiltlessness,
If we look at it and ask the question ‘What is God’s righteousness?’ then we can see God’s goodness, His justice, Sis honour and all of the above.
In the context of the Rom 1:16, it is then clear that the gospel reveals the attributes of God. Through the Gospel we see His goodness, virtue, justice, honor, etc!
a righteous man can be trusted to act honorably regardless of the circumstances (Merriam-Webster]
We can therefore trust God to do good, just and honorable things when we believe in the Gospel – This is the GOOD NEWS!
- How does it make you feel that God will do the right and good things if we believe in the Gospel?
- How does this impact your faith?
- Have you experienced healing because of the power of the gospel?
Righteous Father, thank you that we can expect You to do the good things in our lives when we believe. Help us to share the Good News and Your Righteousness with others.