That’s because the Holy Spirit lives in you.
Ask God to strengthen you each day with power through His Spirit to walk daily in righteousness. Ask Him to help you to be righteous in all you do.
Jesus who gave you the righteousness of God in the spirit, can make you righteous in your mind, and body. Ask Him to sanctify you in mind and body.
The world is messed up; people no longer see sin as sin. They now see it as mere bad habit; and give it fanciful names to downplay its gravity.
One of the practical ways to pursue the righteousness that comes from God, is to personally make it a goal to be righteous in all you do.
Pray that you will fall in love with righteousness. When you hunger and thirst for it, God releases His power in your mind, and you won’t stand sin anymore.
To pursue godly righteousness, acknowledge first and foremost that you already have the gift of righteousness.
Jesus Christ died on the cross so that you, as a Christian, can live a life of righteousness. Manifest His righteousness in this world in all you do.
Offer your hands and lips to God as instruments of righteousness. Avoid using your hands to fight, or using your lips to make promises that you don’t keep.
Every part of your body should be offered to God as instruments of righteousness, including your mouth. Don’t offer your mouth to sin, do good things with your mouth.
As God’s child, offer your eyes, ears, and other faculties to God as instruments of righteousness. Don’t offer them to sin as instruments of wickedness.
Pursue godly righteousness by offering the parts of your body as instruments of righteousness. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness.
Desist from anything that harms your body which you are to present to God as a holy and pleasing sacrifice. Pursue godly righteousness in your body.
To pursue the righteousness of God, you have to avoid sin. As a Christian, sin ruins your walk with God; so throw off that sin that easily entangles.
To walk in God’s righteousness, you have to separate yourself from unbelievers. You don’t save the world by hanging out with them, but by coming out of them.
To pursue the righteousness that comes from God means that every single moment of your life, you always strive to do what is right and pleasing before God.
To pursue God’s righteousness means to consciously imitate God in your thinking and in your actions. And to imitate God, you have to cultivate intimacy with God.
When you get born-again, God’s righteousness resides in your spirit, not in your mind, or body. So you have to renew your mind in the ways of God.
An important feature of the righteousness of God that is given to those who are in Christ, is that it is a free gift given by God.
If you are born again, then you have God’s nature, and therefore His righteousness. Righteousness devoid of the nature of God is not from God.