Righteousness Is Only Found in God

Prayer to God

Righteousness is the purity of heart and conformity of the heart and life to the laws of God.

No one can be righteous by his strength alone without the help of God. Some people try to be righteous by works but become self-righteous. Self–righteousness is unacceptable before God (Isaiah 64:6).

Righteousness is only found in God. It is found in God because God is the source. It springs from him. Like a branch that can only bear fruit because it is attached to the trunk of the tree, we can only bear the fruit of righteousness when we abide in God.

No one can approach God directly for righteousness. Jesus says no one can go to the Father except through him (John 14:6). 

We can only come to God for righteousness through Jesus Christ. We do this by giving our lives to him and deliberately making efforts to live in holiness and purity.