THE BLESSINGS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Proverbs 28:1 (NIV) The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Isaiah 32:17 (NIV) The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
. . . the effect of righteousness is rest and security for ever. – JUB
The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, and boldness.
Isaiah 54:14 (TLV) In righteousness you will be established. You will be far from oppression—for you will not fear—and from terror—for it will not come near you.
The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, boldness, no fear, no terror, and no oppression.
1 Peter 3:12 (AMP) For the eyes of the Lord are [looking favorably] upon the righteous (the upright), And His ears are attentive to their prayer (eager to answer).
1 John 3:21 (AMP) If our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God.
1 John 3:20 (AMP) Whenever our hearts in [tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God’s hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him].
Ephesians 3:12 (NLT) Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
Romans 8:33 (CJB) Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen people? Certainly not God — he is the one who causes them to be considered righteous!
. . . God’s “not guilty” verdict is already declared. – VOICE
Romans 3:24 (LOVETT) God’s method of justification is to give men His righteousness as a free gift. It is possible for Him to offer it completely by grace, since it comes through the redemptive death of Christ Jesus.
. . . They become righteous by a gift of His love, by the ransom Christ Jesus paid to free them. – BECK
Romans 3:21-22 (Carpenter) What has happened now is that, outside the law, apart from all question of injunction and prohibition a wholly new kind of righteousness has been revealed to a wondering world. It does not say, “How many commandments have you kept?” . . . It says something much more marvelous and more divine than that. It says, “Do you pledge yourself solely and utterly to Christ?” . . . the longed for words, “Not Guilty,” are heard by those who are His.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (GNT) Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God.
. . . Think of it: Christ, the sinless, was made the personification of sin for us, in order that in union with Him, we might become the very righteousness of God. – WOOD
Romans 8:30 (LOVETT) God called those whom He fore-ordained. He also justified them, making them as righteous as Jesus.
Hebrews 10:14 (WEY) By a single offering, He has forever completed the blessing for those whom He is setting free from sin.
Colossians 1:12-13 (NIV) Giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance [promises] of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.