What is Righteousness?
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect,
throughly furnished unto all good works.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“Without a full understanding of what righteousness really is, we remain in a vacuum in terms of our comprehension of God and His purposes, and are unable to properly relate with one another, in terms of ministry, or fellowship.
Love is God’s motive, whereas righteousness is His end, and when we begin to comprehend that, we begin to step into the place of realizing that, in our relationship with the body of Christ, love is the thing that presses us within to effectively minister, according to the gifts imparted to each of us by His Spirit. Faith is the means – the very conduit through which God’s love pours into us and is the divine enablement for us to respond to God, releasing His ability to effectively minister through us.
Therefore, the portion of Christ that we are, one to another, when purely motivated by His love for one another, faith being the means, it is to that end that the body of Christ becomes a pure expression of Christ’s righteousness“
~ Brian Troxel