|Direction of Righteousness|
The righteousness of God is rained down from heaven on inhabitants of the earth. “’Their righteousness is from me’, says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV).When people receive this righteousness by faith in Jesus it becomes the truth revealed and working in their lives. It is a free gift which cannot be produced by any person on his/her own merits. When a person receives righteousness, his/her heart opens up for salvation to spring forth as a tree of righteousness. All kinds of fruit are produced from this tree, because all the fruit of the Spirit are rooted in righteousness. Righteousness gives direction to all the fruit. In other words, all the fruit operates according to righteousness. “Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness; let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it” (Isaiah 45:8). This study examines righteousness and explains how to live in righteousness.
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