I word of encouragement
Righteousness is how you ought to be.
Righteousness is not earned it is who you are.
So much of what we go through …. our wavering and doubt are the lies that we have chosen to believe about who we are.
Who does Jesus say you are?
Because I am righteous in Christ, I am qualified for the inheritance of the kingdom! you made him who knew no sin to be sin for me, that I might be the righteousness of God in him.
Righteousness from the Greek
Original Word: δικαιοσύνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay)
Definition: righteousness, justice
Usage: (usually if not always in a Jewish atmosphere), justice, justness, righteousness, righteousness of which God is the source or author, but practically: a divine righteousness
δικαιοσύνη, δικαιοσύνης, ἡ (δίκαιος); most frequently in the Sept. for צֶדֶק and צְדָקָה, rarely for חֶסֶד; “the virtue or quality or state of one who is δίκαιος;”
- in the broad sense, the state of him who is such as he ought to be, righteousness (German Rechtbeschaffenheit); the condition acceptable to God (German Gottwohlgefalligkeit);