2072 Jesus Christ, righteousness of

2072 Jesus Christ, righteousness of

Jesus Christ pleased his Father perfectly in his life on earth and in his death. He now gives believers a new status before God and a new power for living.

The promised Messiah will be righteous

Zec 9:9 See also Ps 45:7; Isa 53:11; Jer 23:5-6; Jer 33:15

The promised Messiah will establish righteousness Ps 72:1-4; Isa 9:7; Isa 11:3-5

Jesus Christ’s own righteousness

Righteousness is characteristic of Jesus Christ Ac 22:14 See also Ac 3:14; Ac 7:52; 2Ti 4:8; Heb 1:8-9; 1Jn 2:1,29; 1Jn 3:7

Jesus Christ’s obedience shows his righteousness Jn 8:28-29 See also Jn 4:34; Jn 6:38; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 14:31; Php 2:8; Heb 5:8-9; Heb 10:9

Jesus Christ judges righteously Jn 5:30 See also Rev 19:11

Jesus Christ is declared not guilty Lk 23:14-15 See also Lk 23:4; Jn 19:6; Ac 3:13

Jesus Christ’s righteousness recognised by others Lk 23:47 See also Mk 10:17-18 pp Lk 18:18-19; Lk 23:41; Ac 10:38

Consequences of Jesus Christ’s righteousness

God justifies believers on account of the righteousness of Jesus Christ Ro 5:18-19 See also Ro 3:23-26; 1Pe 3:18; 2Pe 1:1

All who believe share in the righteousness of Jesus Christ 1Co 1:30 See also Ro 3:21-22; Ro 4:6,24; Ro 9:30; Ro 10:3-4; 2Co 5:21

Believers live by and for Jesus Christ’s righteousness Php 1:11 One of Paul’s prayers for Christians. See also Ro 6:18; Ro 8:10; 1Pe 2:24

See also

1125God, righteousness
2030Christ, holiness
2057Christ, obedience
2075Christ, sinless
2230Messiah, coming of
6674imputation
6676justification
6744sanctification
8025faith, origins of
8158righteousness of believers
8272holiness, growth in