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Righteousness is a word misunderstood by most people. To a believer, it's the name of God (Jer 23:6) and more specifically, the attribute by which they're redeemed. But in a secular world, the word equates with "good" and that can be a moving target based on one's morality, or lack of it.
I remember visiting Bellevue Baptist church with my mom and hearing a sermon, "Payday Someday." Dr. R.G. Lee is renown for preaching that unrighteousness had an expiration date. Directing his comments to those he considered "lost" as opposed to "saved," he had the same problem preachers do today. With most church attenders thinking they're saved without evidence to prove it, they've become hard to convince. In fact, they reject the idea of being lost and will let God be their judge. Now, that is not only a bad idea, but someone may have wages payable (Ro 6:23; Mt 7:21-23).
The only thing righteous about me is You, Jesus, who makes me that way.
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