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Righteousness quotes by Walter Brueggemann
#1. People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done. #Quote by Walter Brueggemann
Righteousness quotes by Dean Koontz
#2. The line between moral behavior and narcissistic self-righteousness is thin and difficult to discern. The man who stands before a crowd and proclaims his intention to save the seas is convinced that he is superior to a man who merely picks up his own and other people's litter on the beach, when in fact the latter is in some small way sure to make the world a better place, while the former is likely to be a monster of vanity whose crusade will lead to unintended destruction. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Righteousness quotes by Abraham Kuyper
#3. That Christ's Baptism was not a mere form, but the fulfilling of all righteousness, proves that He descended into the water burdened with our sins. #Quote by Abraham Kuyper
Righteousness quotes by Alden Bell
#4. There is no pain - just travel.
On her knees, she stays still as a supplicant ready for communion. It is very quiet. All of a sudden there is no hurry. There will be time for everything. For the breezes that blow and for the rainwater drying in the gutters, for Maury to find a place of safety in the world, for Malcolm to come back from the dead and ask her about birds and jets. For the big things too, things like beauty and vengeance and honor and righteousness and the grace of God and the slow spilling of the earth from day to night and back to day again.
It is spread out before her, compressed into one single moment. She will be able to see it all -- if she can keep her sleepy eyes open.
It's like a dream where she is. Like a dream where you find yourself underwater and you are panicked for a moment until you realize you no longer need to breathe, and you can stay under the surface forever.
She feels her body falling sideways to the ground. It happens slow - and she expects a crash that never comes because her mind is jumping and it doesn't know which way is up anymore, like the moon above her and the fish below her and her in between floating, like on the surface of the river, floating between sea and sky, the world all skin, all meniscus, and she a part of it too.
Moses Todd told her if you lean over the rail at Niagara Falls it takes your breath away, like turning yourself inside out -- and Lee the hunter told her that one time people used to stu #Quote by Alden Bell
Righteousness quotes by George Q. Cannon
#5. No system of education can be perfect which does not teach the principle of righteousness and faith in God. Learning has not saved the world. It is of utmost importance that our children should, in the first place, be taught faith in God. This cannot be left out of our system of education. #Quote by George Q. Cannon
Righteousness quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#6. So, we have an element newly prominent in American religious and political life, a new form of entitlement, a self-declared elect. What some have seen as a resurgence of Christianity, or at least a bold defense of American cultural tradition - even as another great awakening! - has brought a harshness, a bitterness, a crudeness, and a high-handedness into the public sphere that are only to be compared to the politics, or the collapse of politics, in the period before the Civil War. Its self-righteousness fuels the damnedest things - I use the word advisedly - notably the acquisition of homicidal weapons. I wonder what these supposed biblicists find in the Gospels or the Epistles that could begin to excuse any of it. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Righteousness quotes by Arthur Hailey
#7. ... there is nothing so tedious like the self-righteousness of a young man. #Quote by Arthur Hailey
Righteousness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#8. For me, Rama and Rahim are one and the same deity. I acknowledge no other God but the one God of truth and righteousness. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#9. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Fannie Lou Hamer
#10. Righteousness exalts a nation. Hate just makes people miserable. #Quote by Fannie Lou Hamer
Righteousness quotes by Neil Gaiman
#11. You ask me, I welcome new gods. Bring them on. The god of the guns. The god of bombs. All the gods of ignorance and intolerance, of self-righteousness, idiocy and blame. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Righteousness quotes by J.I. Packer
#12. To summarize, then, it appears that Christian holiness is a number of things together. It has both outward and inward aspects. Holiness is a matter of both action and motivation, conduct and character, divine grace and human effort, obedience and creativity, submission and initiative, consecration to God and commitment to people, self-discipline and self-giving, righteousness and love. It is a matter of Spirit-led law-keeping, a walk, or course of life, in the Spirit that displays the fruit of the Spirit (Christlikeness of attitude and disposition). It is a matter of seeking to imitate Jesus' way of behaving, through depending on Jesus for deliverance from carnal self-absorption and for discernment of spiritual needs and possibilities. #Quote by J.I. Packer
Righteousness quotes by Erwin W. Lutzer
#13. When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God's generous grace. #Quote by Erwin W. Lutzer
Righteousness quotes by Che Ahn
#14. I no longer merely confess that I am the righteousness of Christ. I realize that with His DNA in me through His blood, I could be nothing else. I realize the attributes of His DNA reside in me - whether dormant or active. #Quote by Che Ahn
Righteousness quotes by John Irving
#15. You bet I write disaster fiction. We have compiled a disastrous record on this planet, a record of stupidity and absurdity and self-abuse and self-aggrandizement and self-deception and pompousness and self-righteousness and cruelty and indifference beyond what any other species has demonstrated the capacity for, which is the capacity for all the above. #Quote by John Irving
Righteousness quotes by Peter W. Smorynski
#16. There is no real victory unless it shares the righteousness of that man's heart. #Quote by Peter W. Smorynski
Righteousness quotes by Rich Mullins
#17. Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me
He was a stranger in this land
And I am that, no less than he
And on this road to righteousness
Sometimes the climb can be so steep
I may falter in my steps
But never beyond your reach #Quote by Rich Mullins
Righteousness quotes by Bill Johnson
#18. In the old, sin contaminates. In the new, righteousness contaminates. It's a different day. #Quote by Bill Johnson
Righteousness quotes by John Bunyan
#19. Pharisee, God hath appointed, that by the righteousness of his Son, and by that righteousness only, men shall be justified in his sight from the curse of the law. Wherefore, take heed, and at thy peril, whatever thy righteousness is, confront not the righteousness of Christ therewith. I say, bring it not in, let it not plead for thee at the bar of God, nor do thou plead for that in his court of justice; for thou canst not do this and be innocent. #Quote by John Bunyan
Righteousness quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#20. I desire to press forward for direction to my Master in all things; but as to trusting to my own obedience and righteousness, I should be worse than a fool and ten times worse than a madman. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Righteousness quotes by N. T. Wright
#21. Someone who is determinedly trying to show God how good he or she is is likely to become an insufferable prig. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#22. The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Confucius
#23. To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness #Quote by Confucius
Righteousness quotes by Patrick O'Brian
#24. Sure, it is weak and illiberal to speak slightingly of any considerable body of men; yet it so happens that the only judges I have known have been froward companions, and it occurs to me that not only are they subjected to the evil influence of authority but also to that of righteous indignation, which is even more deleterious. Those who judge and sentence criminals address them with an unbridled, vindictive righteousness that would be excessive in an archangel and that is indecent to the highest degree in one sinner speaking to another, and he defenceless. Righteous indignation every day, and publicly applauded! #Quote by Patrick O'Brian
Righteousness quotes by Katie McGarry
#25. Hate the sin, not the sinner, isn't that what good people say? Or are you asking yourself at what point does the sin overtake the sinner? #Quote by Katie McGarry
Righteousness quotes by John Bunyan
#26. Wake up, see your own wretchedness, and fly to the Lord Jesus. He is the righteousness of God, for He Himself is God. Only by believing in His righteousness will you be delivered from condemnation. #Quote by John Bunyan
Righteousness quotes by Dallas Willard
#27. If a law had been given capable of bringing people to life," Paul said, "then righteousness would have come from that law" (Gal. 3:21). But law, for all its magnificence, cannot do that. Graceful relationship sustained with the masterful Christ certainly can. #Quote by Dallas Willard
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#28. Jesus was handed over to those who killed him "by God's set purpose and foreknowledge" (Acts 2:23). Jesus' death was not an accident; it had to happen. At the same time, seeing the death of Christ as satisfaction for sin, as divine punishment, does not mean that there is a rift in the Godhead between an angry Father and the loving Son he punishes. Through Christ's death, expiation of sins, righteousness, and eternal life are secured for believers. God's grace does not nullify the satisfaction and merit of Christ but is the ultimate ground for that merit. It is the love of God that sent the Son into the world (John 3:16), and on the cross Jesus remained the beloved Son. #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Sy Montgomery
#29. In all religions, as in all legal systems. people find ways to skirt the rules. We obey the letter of the law without honoring its spirit, and then reassure ourselves of our righteousness. #Quote by Sy Montgomery
Righteousness quotes by Martin Sheen
#30. We wind up in cells of our own making when we're not generous, loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Without love we build dungeons in our hearts and fill them with our perceived enemies. We believe they deserve to be there for the harm they've caused us. But by imprisoning them we're destroying our own spirits. When our dungeons are overflowing with these prisoners we refuse to set free, we become slaves to our self-righteousness, our anger, resentments, and self-loathing, which we let multiply until we wind up imprisoned on our own death row. #Quote by Martin Sheen
Righteousness quotes by Craig Groeschel
#31. God created men to have the heart of a warrior, placing a desire within us to stand up and fight for what's pure, for what's true. A man has a warrior's heart. You have a warrior's heart. You itch for a fight. That's God's design, not ours. That doesn't mean that men should be aggressive, alpha-bully punks. (Nor does it mean that women can't fight for what's right as well.) It simply means that within every man, God has planted a divine desire to fight for righteousness. #Quote by Craig Groeschel
Righteousness quotes by James E. Faust
#32. In my opinion, there has never been in the history of this Church a reason for so much hope for the future of the Church and its members worldwide. I believe and testify that we are moving to a higher level of faith and activity than there ever has been. I pray that each of us will be found holding up our end of the line in this great army of righteousness. Each of us will come before the Holy One of Israel and account for our personal righteousness. We are told that he employeth no servant there. #Quote by James E. Faust
Righteousness quotes by Richard Dawkins
#33. Reductionism is a dirty word, and a kind of 'holistier than thou' self-righteousness has become fashionable. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Righteousness quotes by Criss Jami
#34. Our poor world aspires simply to point out where Christians have gone wrong, and that is pretty much where it goes wrong. It is as though many of us, when of the world, are actually all the more judgmental: for we are stuck on a bad Christian while the Christian is pinned to a good Christ. #Quote by Criss Jami
Righteousness quotes by Bart D. Ehrman
#35. throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; You love righteousness and hate wickedness. #Quote by Bart D. Ehrman
Righteousness quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#36. Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and switfly
descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would have no more influence to
uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web would have to stop a fallen rock. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Righteousness quotes by John Calvin
#37. We shall never be clothed with the righteousness of Christ except we first know assuredly that we have no righteousness of our own. #Quote by John Calvin
Righteousness quotes by Neville Goddard
#38. Book of Isaiah---"Go and give beauty for ashes, go and give joy for mourning, give the spirit of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may become trees of righteousness, plantings to the glory of God. #Quote by Neville Goddard
Righteousness quotes by Kim Do-hoon
#39. DO you know how people who have nothing delude themselves? You believe that there are things like truth and pity. There aren't such things. Do you still not know? Love or righteousness ... strong people are the ones who can't protect those things. #Quote by Kim Do-hoon
Righteousness quotes by Craig W. Dressler
#40. Daniel 12:3 ... and those who turn the many to righteousness will shine the stars forever. #Quote by Craig W. Dressler
Righteousness quotes by Erwin W. Lutzer
#41. Within evangelicalism is a distressing drift toward accepting a Christianity that does not demand a life-changing walk with God. Many evangelicals (today) do not realize that the church has always been an island of righteousness in a sea of paganism, but as a result they turned the world upside-down. #Quote by Erwin W. Lutzer
Righteousness quotes by Tullian Tchividjian
#42. Our assurance is anchored in the love and grace of God expressed in the glorious exchange: our sin for His righteousness. #Quote by Tullian Tchividjian
Righteousness quotes by Philip Roth
#43. Religion was a lie that he had recognized early in life, and he found all religions offensive, considered their superstitious folderol meaningless, childish, couldn't stand the complete unadultness - the baby talk and the righteousness and the sheep, the avid believers. No hocus-pocus about death and God or obsolete fantasies of heaven for him. There was only our bodies, born to live and die on terms decided by the bodies that had lived and died before us. If he could be said to have located a philosophical niche for himself that was it - he'd come upon it early and intuitively, and however elemental, that was the whole of it. Should he ever write an autobiography, he'd call it The Life and Death of a Male Body. #Quote by Philip Roth
Righteousness quotes by Justin Buzzard
#44. There is grace for the unrighteous and the self-righteous alike, and the father loves both sons well. #Quote by Justin Buzzard
Righteousness quotes by John Bradshaw
#45. Condemning others as bad or sinful is a way to feel righteous. Such a feeling is a powerful mood alteration and can become highly addictive. #Quote by John Bradshaw
Righteousness quotes by Ebenezer Erskine
#46. I think, that a man never passes the verge of moral humility, till self-righteousness be dethroned, till the high and towering imaginations of the man's own righteousness by the law be levelled by the mighty weapons of the gospel, and he brought to submit to the righteousness of God for justification, which is, in the gospel revealed 'from faith to faith.' #Quote by Ebenezer Erskine
Righteousness quotes by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
#47. Most of us are painfully aware that we're not perfect parents. We're also deeply grieved that we don't have perfect kids. But the remedy to our mutual imperfections isn't more law, even if it seems to produce tidy or polite children. Christian children (and their parents) don't need to learn to be "nice." They need death and resurrection and a Savior who has gone before them as a faithful high priest, who was a child himself, and who lived and died perfectly in their place. They need a Savior who extends the offer of complete forgiveness, total righteousness, and indissoluble adoption to all who will believe. This is the message we all need. We need the gospel of grace and the grace of the gospel. Children can't use the law any more than we can, because they will respond to it the same way we do. They'll ignore it or bend it or obey it outwardly for selfish purposes, but this one thing is certain: they won't obey it from the heart, because they can't. That's why Jesus had to die. #Quote by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Righteousness quotes by Thomas Adams
#48. Self-righteousness is the devil's masterpiece to make us think well of ourselves. #Quote by Thomas Adams
Righteousness quotes by Mark W. Boyer
#49. Some people awake each morning dreading the day looking for the negatives in their lives and in others, while some awaken fresh appreciating the opportunity to contribute to life, making the world a better place and see the positives. Neither is right or wrong for we are human, we all make a conscience choice everyday as to who we shall be. #Quote by Mark W. Boyer
Righteousness quotes by Graeme Goldsworthy
#50. The Gospel presents us with the righteousness of Jesus Christ, who, in his earthly life, perfectly interpreted the word of his Father. In so doing he justified the fallible attempts of his people to interpret the word. The justification of our hermeneutics by the perfect hermeneutics of Christ is the motivation for us to strive for hermeneutical sanctification. #Quote by Graeme Goldsworthy
Righteousness quotes by Ayn Rand
#51. I will not help you to pretend that I have a chance. I will not help you to preserve an appearance of righteousness where rights are not recognized. I will not help you to preserve an appearance of rationality by entering a debate in which a gun is the final argument. I will not help you to pretend that you are administering justice. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Righteousness quotes by Billy Graham
#52. In the struggle for righteousness, there is nothing more helpful than being passionately in tune with Christ through His Spirit and being passionately committed to doing His will. It has been said that in order to tune in to God's voice, we must tune out this world's noise. #Quote by Billy Graham
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#53. 29Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead. #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Lance B. Wickman
#54. Justice - there is an air of nobility about the word. It calls to mind other words like equity, fairness, and truth. It speaks of honor and exactness. It speaks of righteousness. But, sadly, in today's world its application is often anything but noble, honorable, or righteous. #Quote by Lance B. Wickman
Righteousness quotes by Mark Driscoll
#55. In treadmill religion, we have to work hard and perform at a high level for God to take notice of us.
The problem with treadmill performance religion is that it leads to either pride or despair. If you keep the rules of your religious team, you become arrogant. Conversely if you fail to keep the rules of your religious team, you despair. Justifying grace gives us full assurance that God will love us no more if we perform well and love us no less if we perform poorly. By justifying grace, our acceptance before God and the grounds for our righteousness are solely Jesus' works of sinless living, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection and therefore are not in any way contingent upon what we do or do not do. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Righteousness quotes by Samuel Beckett
#56. And if I sometimes hear nothing for hours on end it is for reasons of which I know nothing, or because about me all goes really silent, from time to time, whereas for the righteous the tumult of the world never stops. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Righteousness quotes by B. H. Roberts
#57. Missouri in her treatment of the Latter-day Saints during the years 1833-9, sowed the wind; in the disastrous events which overtook her during the years 1855-65, she reaped the whirlwind. Let us hope that in those events Justice was fully vindicated so far as the state of Missouri is concerned; and that the lessons of her sad experience may not be lost to the world. May the awful and visible retribution visited upon Missouri teach all states and nations that when they feel power they must not forget Justice; may it teach all peoples that states and nations in their corporate capacity are such entities as may be held accountable before God and the world for their actions; that righteousness exalteth a nation, while injustice is a reproach to any people. #Quote by B. H. Roberts
Righteousness quotes by Jerry Bridges
#58. Faith itself has no merit; in fact, by its nature it is self-emptying. It involves our complete renunciation of any confidence in our own righteousness and a relying entirely on the perfect righteousness and death of Christ. #Quote by Jerry Bridges
Righteousness quotes by Beth Moore
#59. What does the Scripture say? " Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness." Romans 4:3 #Quote by Beth Moore
Righteousness quotes by Jon Lord
#60. The ultimate success of this government and the stability of its institutions, its progress in all that can make a nation honored, depend upon its adherence to the principles of truth and righteousness. #Quote by Jon Lord
Righteousness quotes by Kathleen Rao
#61. Weakness The Lovers Upright Romance, Love, Honor, Optimism, a Harmonious Partnership Reverse Separation, Untrustworthy, Fickleness, Unreliability The Chariot Upright Perseverance, Seeking Justice, Strong in the face of Adversity Reverse Defeat, Failure, Unproductive Justice Upright Righteousness, Equality, Integrity, Honor, Fairness Reverse Unfairness, Falsely Accused, Mistreatment, Biased The Hermit Upright Withdrawal, Independent, Inner Strength, Carefulness, Observant Reverse Impulsiveness, Immaturity, Recklessness, Stupidity Wheel of Fortune Upright Unexpected Surprises, Progress, Fate, Fortune #Quote by Kathleen Rao
Righteousness quotes by D. A. Carson
#62. Imagination is a God-given gift; but if it is fed dirt by the eye, it will be dirty. All sin, not least sexual sin, begins with the imagination. Therefore what feeds the imagination is of maximum importance in the pursuit of kingdom righteousness. #Quote by D. A. Carson
Righteousness quotes by Horatius Bonar
#63. For we are not saved by believing in our own salvation, nor by believing anything whatsoever about ourselves. We are saved by what we believe about the Son of God and His righteousness. The gospel believed saves; not the believing in our own faith. #Quote by Horatius Bonar
Righteousness quotes by John E. Toews
#64. The gospel is the good news that God is doing a completely new thing in Jesus - demonstrating divine righteousness, making people right in relationship to God and each other, forgiving sins, liberating from the prison of Sin. Such a gospel frees from guilt - actions that break covenant with God - and overcomes shame - makes right the broken relationships that put people down and make them angry. God's salvation restores shalom. #Quote by John E. Toews
Righteousness quotes by Bob Marley
#65. I pledged to work for righteousness. God's given me inspiration. God's the boss, he tell me what to do. #Quote by Bob Marley
Righteousness quotes by Elyse Fitzpatrick
#66. The depressed don't simply need to feel better. They need a Redeemer who says, "Take heart, my son, my daughter; what you really need has been supplied. Life no longer need be about your goodness, success, righteousness, or failure. I've given you something infinitely more valuable than good feelings: your sins are forgiven." #Quote by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Righteousness quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#67. We have no business preaching grace to people who do not understand the implications of God's law. It is meaningless to expound on grace to someone who does not know the divine demand for righteousness. Those who do not even sense their own guilt cannot possibly comprehend God's mercy. You cannot preach a gospel of grace to someone who has not heard that God requires obedience and punishes disobedience. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Righteousness quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#68. A sinner is not justified before God (coram Deo) apart from the righteousness of Christ apprehended by faith. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Righteousness quotes by Joseph Fielding Smith
#69. We must endure to the end; ... We must so live as to acquire the attributes of godliness and become the kind of people who can enjoy the glory and wonders of the celestial kingdom. #Quote by Joseph Fielding Smith
Righteousness quotes by George Virtue
#70. It much honoureth God, when his servants can quietly and fearlessly trust in him, in the face of all the dangers and threatenings which devils or men can cast before them; and can joyfully suffer pain or death, in obedience to his commands, and in confidence on his promise of everlasting happiness. - This showeth that we believe indeed that "there is a God," and that "he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him," Heb. xi. 6; and that he is true and just; and that his promises are to be trusted on; and that he is able to make them good, in despite of all the malice of his enemies; and that the threats or frowns of sinful worms are contemptible to him that feareth God. Psal. lviii. 11, "So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth," and that at last will judge the world in righteousness. #Quote by George Virtue
Righteousness quotes by Marcus Garvey
#71. Marcus Garvey does not give a snap for anything human but justice, and that which is based upon righteousness. #Quote by Marcus Garvey
Righteousness quotes by Richard J. Foster
#72. In "The Cost of Discipleship" Dietrich Bonhoeffer makes it clear that grace is free, but it is not cheap. The grace of God is unearned and unearnable, but if we ever expect to grow in grace, we must pay the price of a consciously chosen course of action which involves both individual and group life. Spiritual growth is the purpose of the Disciplines.

It might be helpful to visualize what we have been discussing. Picture a long, narrow ridge with a sheer drop-off on either side. The chasm to the right is the way of moral bankruptcy through human strivings for righteousness. Historically this has been called the heresy of moralism. The chasm to the left is moral bankruptcy through the absence of human strivings. This has been called the heresy of antinomianism. On the ridge there is a path, the Disciplines of the spiritual life. This path leads to the inner transformation and healing for which we seek. We must never veer off to the right or to the left, but stay on the path. The path is fraught with severe difficulties, but also with incredible joys. As we travel on this path the blessing of God will come upon us and reconstruct us into the image of Jesus Christ. We must always remember that the path does not produce the change; it only places us where the change can occur. #Quote by Richard J. Foster
Righteousness quotes by Hamza Yusuf
#73. A hadith states, "Anxiety is half of aging." Another hadith states, "Righteousness will lengthen your life. #Quote by Hamza Yusuf
Righteousness quotes by Michael Joseph Brown
#74. Superabundant piety/righteousness (and its practices) is that form of life that enhances the individual and the community simultaneously. #Quote by Michael Joseph Brown
Righteousness quotes by The Skit Guys
#75. Man to God: "I've let you down so many times."

God to man: "You weren't holding me up. I uphold you with My righteous right hand. That's how it works in this relationship. I - hold - you - up. #Quote by The Skit Guys
Righteousness quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#76. Stressing the necessity of personal holiness should not undermine in any way our confidence in justification by faith alone. The best theologians and the best theological statements have always emphasized the scandalous nature of gospel grace and the indispensable need for personal holiness. Faith and good works are both necessary. But one is the root and the other the fruit. God declares us just solely on account of the righteousness of Christ credited (imputed) to us (2 Cor. 5:21). Our innocence in God's sight is in no way grounded in works of love or acts of charity. Whereas a Catholic might answer the question "What must I do to be saved?" by saying, "Repent, believe, and live in charity,"7 the apostle Paul answers the same exact question with, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household" (Acts 16:31). Getting right with God is entirely and only dependent upon faith.8 #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Righteousness quotes by Brian K. Vaughan
#77. It's time to climb off our high horses and step into the shit. #Quote by Brian K. Vaughan
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#78. ROM10.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by C.F.W. Walther
#79. In God, holiness and righteousness are the characteristics of the one Sublime, Sovereign Being, to whom no one can issue a command or lay down a law. In #Quote by C.F.W. Walther
Righteousness quotes by John H. Walton
#80. THE RETRIBUTION PRINCIPLE (RP) is the conviction that the righteous will prosper and the wicked will suffer, both in proportion to their respective righteousness and wickedness. In Israelite theology the principle was integral to the belief in God's justice. #Quote by John H. Walton
Righteousness quotes by Beth Moore
#81. Now you, man of God, run from these things; but pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11 #Quote by Beth Moore
Righteousness quotes by C.S. Lewis
#82. Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help? #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Righteousness quotes by David Bentley Hart
#83. I can honestly say that there are many forms of atheism that I find far more admirable than many forms of Christianity or of religion in general. But atheism that consists entirely in vacuous arguments afloat on oceans of historical ignorance, made turbulent by storms of strident self-righteousness, is as contemptible as any other form of dreary fundamentalism. And it is sometimes difficult, frankly, to be perfectly generous in one's response to the sort of invective currently fashionable among the devoutly undevout, or to the sort of historical misrepresentations it typically involves. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Righteousness quotes by Lao-Tzu
#84. When the Great Tao (Way or Method) ceased to be observed, benevolence and righteousness came into vogue. #Quote by Lao-Tzu
Righteousness quotes by Felix Adler
#85. I believe in the supreme excellence of righteousness; I believe that the law of righteousness will triumph in the universe over all evil; I believe that in the attempt to fulfil the law of righteousness, however imperfect it must remain, are to be found the inspiration, the consolation, and the sanctification of human existence. We live in order to finish an, as yet, unfinished universe, unfinished so far as the human, that is, the highest part of it, is concerned. We live in order to develop the superior qualities of man which are, as yet, for the most part latent. #Quote by Felix Adler
Righteousness quotes by Joseph Smith Jr.
#86. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; 28. For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward. #Quote by Joseph Smith Jr.
Righteousness quotes by James Allen
#87. Achievement of any kind is the crown of effort,the diadem of thought.By the aid of self-control, resolution, purity, righteousness, and well-directed thought a man ascends.By the aid of animality,indolence,impurity,corruption,and confusion of thought a man descends. #Quote by James Allen
Righteousness quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#88. Nothing but a miracle of grace can lead to the saving of any sinner. Oh, my reader, be not deceived on this vital matter; to mortify the lusts of the flesh, to be crucified unto the world, to overcome the Devil, to die daily unto sin and live unto righteousness, to be meek and lowly in heart, trustful and obedient, pious and patient, faithful and uncompromising, loving and gentle; in a word, to be a Christian, to be Christ-like, is a task far, far beyond the poor resources of fallen human nature. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Righteousness quotes by Andrew E. Hill
#89. True worship of God springs from our inability to answer two simple questions posed by a biblical understanding of the fear of the Lord: (1) O God, who is like you in power, righteousness, mighty deeds, and in pardoning sin (Ps. 71:18-19; Mic. 7:18-20)? and (2) what are woman and man that God should look down from heaven and care for them and lift them up to sit with princes (Ps. 8:4; 113:5-8)? #Quote by Andrew E. Hill
Righteousness quotes by Hamza Yusuf
#90. Modesty becomes blameworthy if it prevents one from denouncing what clearly should be denounced, such as tyranny or corruption. This form of modesty results in meekness at a time when one needs to be forthright and courageous. Something condemnable (munkar) is condemnable regardless of the status of the person who is engaged in it - whether he or she is a close relative or a person of status, wealth, or authority. There must be agreement, however, among scholars on what is condemnable. One cannot, for example, declare decisively that something is considered condemnable if there is a difference of opinion on it among the scholars. Scholars knowledgeable of the plentitude of juristic differences rarely condemn others. They refrain from such condemnation not because of modesty but because of their extensive knowledge and scholarly insight. Unfortunately, many people today are swift to condemn, which creates another disease: self-righteousness. #Quote by Hamza Yusuf
Righteousness quotes by Jerry Bridges
#91. There's a direct correlation between faith in the righteousness of Christ and zeal in the cause of Christ. The more a person counts as loss his own righteousness and lays hold by faith of the righteousness of Christ, the more he'll be motivated to live and work for Christ. #Quote by Jerry Bridges
Righteousness quotes by Johnny Hunt
#92. When you get honest with God, you can exchange the fig leaves you used to cover your sin with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Righteousness quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#93. Whatever in Christ had the nature of satisfaction, was by virtue of His suffering or humiliation; whatever had the nature of merit, was by virtue of His obedience or righteousness. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Righteousness quotes by Steve Almond
#94. This is what songs do, even dumb pop songs: they remind us that emotions are not an inconvenient and vaguely embarrassing aspect of the human enterprise but its central purpose. They make us feel specific things we might never have felt otherwise. Every time I listen to "Sunday Bloody Sunday," for instance, I feel a pugnacious righteousness about the fate of the Irish people. I hear that thwacking military drumbeat and Bono starts wailing about the news he heard today and I'm basically ready to enlist in the IRA and stomp some British Protestant Imperialist Ass, hell yes, bring on the fucking bangers and mash and let's get this McJihad started. #Quote by Steve Almond
Righteousness quotes by Forrest Curran
#95. Morality and righteousness is based on intent, love, and in giving; yet, how is it that we as humans have come to view the act of sex with a different set of arbitrary laws? Specifically pigeonholed as an act between man and women, and with righteousness based on an unsystematic number of people we have slept with; as a civilization we have come to bind society with a set of laws largely advantageous to a specific sex, with the minority heavily antagonized and chastised. The universe knows not what sexual morality is, only what is right and wrong. The same principles that dictate morals also command the virtues of sex. Is it with the right intent? Is it based on love? Is it based on giving? #Quote by Forrest Curran
Righteousness quotes by George Friedman
#96. Ideals without power are simply words - they can come alive only when reinforced by the capacity to act. Reality is understanding how to wield power, but by itself it doesn't guide you toward the ends to which your power should be put. Realism devoid of an understanding of the ends of power is frequently another word for thugishness, which is ultimately unrealistic. Similarly, idealism is frequently another word for self-righteousness, a disease that can be corrected only by a profound understanding of power in its complete sense, while realism uncoupled from principle is frequently incompetence masquerading as tough-mindedness. Realism and idealism are not alternatives but necessary complements. Neither can serve as a principle for foreign policy by itself. #Quote by George Friedman
Righteousness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#97. There is always the fear of self-righteousness possessing us, the fear of arrogating to ourselves a superiority that we do not possess. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Righteousness quotes by Martin Luther
#98. This is that mystery which is rich in divine grace unto sinners: wherein by a wonderful exchange, our sins are no longer ours but Christ's; and the righteousness of Christ is not Christ's but ours. He has emptied himself of his righteousness that he might clothe us in it, and fill us with it: and he has taken our evils upon himself that he might deliver us from them. #Quote by Martin Luther
Righteousness quotes by Paul Tournier
#99. A man makes himself hard and inflexible in order to escape his guiltiness. The strange paradox present on every page of the Gospels and which we can verify any day, is that it is not guilt which is the obstacle to grace, as moralism supposes. On the contrary, it is the repression of guilt, self-justification, genuine self-righteousness and smugness which is the obstacle. #Quote by Paul Tournier
Righteousness quotes by George Orwell
#100. If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate. It is therefore realized on all sides that however ofter Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs. #Quote by George Orwell
Righteousness quotes by Eliza R. Snow
#101. Women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time. I know we like to be appreciated but if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters? We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realized, and the greatest good we can do to ourselves and each other is to refine and cultivate ourselves in everything that is good and ennobling to qualify us for those responsibilities. #Quote by Eliza R. Snow
Righteousness quotes by Martin Luther
#102. For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven. #Quote by Martin Luther
Righteousness quotes by Shusaku Endo
#103. What emotion had filled the breast of Christ when he ordered away the man who was to betray him for thirty pieces of silver. Was it anger? or resentment? Or did these words arise from his love? If it was anger, then at this instant Christ excluded from salvation this man alone of all the men in the world; and then our Lord allowed one man to fall into eternal damnation. But it could not be so. Christ wanted to save even Judas. If not, he would have never made him one of his disciples. And yet why did Christ not stop him when he began to slip from the path of righteousness? This was a problem I had not understood even as a seminarian......If it is not blasphemous to say so, I have the feeling that Judas was no more than the unfortunate puppet for the glory of that drama which was the life and death of Christ. #Quote by Shusaku Endo
Righteousness quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#104. We are not saved by a compromise, by mercy defeating justice, or law suspending its operations; no, we defy the eagle's eye to detect a flaw in the groundwork of our confidence. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Righteousness quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#105. If I have to choose between peace and righteousness, I'll choose righteousness. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Righteousness quotes by George MacDonald
#106. The righteousness that makes a man visit the sins of a father upon his children, is the righteousness of a devil, not the righteousness of God. When God visits the sins of a father on his children, it is to deliver the child from his own sins through yielding to inherited temptation. #Quote by George MacDonald
Righteousness quotes by Leland Stanford
#107. A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness. #Quote by Leland Stanford
Righteousness quotes by Paul David Tripp
#108. Now, the typical way to measure your potential is to compare the size of the problem to your natural gifts and your track record so far. No, it's not irrational to measure your potential this way, but for the believer in Christ Jesus, it simply isn't enough. By grace, God doesn't leave you on your own. He doesn't leave you with the tool box of your own strength, righteousness, and wisdom. No, he invades you with his presence, power, wisdom, and grace. Paul captures this reality with these life-altering words: "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Gal. 2:20). #Quote by Paul David Tripp
Righteousness quotes by Marcus J. Borg
#109. The political vision of the religious right is for the most part an individualistic politics of righteousness, not a communal politics of compassion. #Quote by Marcus J. Borg
Righteousness quotes by David Berg
#110. We have in effect renounced our Worldly citizenship when we receive the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace, Lord of Lords, God of Heaven, Son of Righteousness and the Kingdom of Heaven into our hearts, and have made the Heavenly City our Home! #Quote by David Berg
Righteousness quotes by Thomas De Witt Talmage
#111. If your path had been smooth, you would have depended upon your own surefootedness; but God roughened the path, so you have to take hold of His hand. If the weather had been mild, you would have loitered along the watercourses, but at the first howl of the storm you quickened your pace heavenward and wrapped around you the warm robe of Saviour's righteousness. #Quote by Thomas De Witt Talmage
Righteousness quotes by Pastor Rod W. Larkins
#112. Righteousness is divine power that enables us to become what we have been created to be. It is name-change power! #Quote by Pastor Rod W. Larkins
Righteousness quotes by Beth Moore
#113. In Psalm 32:1 David reminded us that the blessed person is the one "whose transgressions are forgiven, / whose sins are covered." How sad that he learned the lesson through such bitter experience. The word covered in the Hebrew is kasah, and it means "to cover, conceal, hide; to clothe; ... to forgive; to keep secret; to hide oneself, wrap oneself up."14 When we try desperately to cover up our sinful ways, we are bound for disaster as sin perpetuates. Only through repentance will God "cover" us and "clothe" us with His loving forgiveness. Only when we run to Him in the nakedness of our sin will He wrap us up with "garments of salvation" and a "robe of righteousness" (Isa. 61:10). #Quote by Beth Moore
Righteousness quotes by Gloria Furman
#114. We ought to consider our home managing as the creation of a living organism that nurtures the peace of Christ and the righteousness of God. #Quote by Gloria Furman
Righteousness quotes by Wendy Higgins
#115. I wish you could see your soul right now as I see it. How bright you are in your righteousness. #Quote by Wendy Higgins
Righteousness quotes by Bill Griffith
#116. Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness. #Quote by Bill Griffith
Righteousness quotes by Paul The Apostle
#117. God has overlooked the times of such ignorance, yet now he is telling mankind that they should all everywhere repent. Because he has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead. #Quote by Paul The Apostle
Righteousness quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#118. When you are DOWN for satan, you'll be LOADED with sin ... and you'll DOWNLOAD failure! You and I can't be part of that mess! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Righteousness quotes by Criss Jami
#119. Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm. #Quote by Criss Jami
Righteousness quotes by Northrop Frye
#120. Authority is essential to society, but what we called in King Lear "transcendental" authority, with an executive ruler on top, depends on the ruler's understanding of equity. If he hasn't enough of such understanding, authority becomes a repressive legalism. Legalism of this sort really descends from what is called in the Bible the knowledge of good and evil. This was forbidden knowledge, because, as we'll see, it's not a genuine knowledge at all: it can't even tell us anything about good and evil. This kind of knowledge came into the world along with the discovery of self-conscious sex, when Adam and Eve knew that they were naked, and the thing that repressive legalism ever since has been most anxious to repress is the sexual impulse. #Quote by Northrop Frye
Righteousness quotes by Clement Of Alexandria
#121. For pre-eminently a divine image, resembling God, is the soul of a righteous man; in which, through obedience to the commands, as in a consecrated spot, is enclosed and enshrined the Leader of mortals and of immortals, King and Parent of what is good, who is truly law, and right, and eternal Word, being the one Saviour individually to each, and in common to all. #Quote by Clement Of Alexandria
Righteousness quotes by Mark Batterson
#122. Nothing belongs to us, not even ourselves. But the exchange rate is unbelievable. All of our sin is transferred to Christ's account, and all of His righteousness is transferred to our account. God cancels our debt, writes us into His will, and calls it even! #Quote by Mark Batterson
Righteousness quotes by Jurgen Moltmann
#123. In the raising and exaltation of Christ, God has chosen the one whom the moral and political powers of this world rejected – the poor, humiliated, suffering and forsaken Christ. God identified himself with him and made him Lord of the new world ….. The God who creates justice for those who suffer violence, the God who exalts the humiliated and executed Christ – that is the God of hope for the new world of righteousness and justice and peace. #Quote by Jurgen Moltmann
Righteousness quotes by Jinnul Jr.
#124. Always see the goodness in others for it will sent you to righteousness,.. Amen #Quote by Jinnul Jr.
Righteousness quotes by Bruce R. McConkie
#125. Every person who walks uprightly, does the best that he can, overcomes the world, rises above carnality, and walks in paths of righteousness will have his acts and his deeds sealed and approved by the Holy Spirit. #Quote by Bruce R. McConkie
Righteousness quotes by Matthew Arnold
#126. And as long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration, as to the people who have had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest; and in hearing and reading the words Israel has uttered for us, carers for conduct will find a glow and a force they could find nowhere else. #Quote by Matthew Arnold
Righteousness quotes by Robert South
#127. Aristotle was but a wreck of an Adam, and Athens but the rubbish of an Eden. How completely sin has defaced the divine image in man! That man has lost his righteousness and happiness is clearly evident as we look at the state of the world today! #Quote by Robert South
Righteousness quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#128. If there be ground for you to trust, as you do, in your own righteousness, then all that Christ did to purchase salvation, and all that God did from the fall of man to prepare the way for it, is in vain. Consider what greater folly could you have devised to charge upon God than this, that all those things were done so needlessly; when, instead of all this, He might only have called you forth, and committed the business to you, which you think you can do so easily. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Righteousness quotes by Os Hillman
#129. Sin makes our armor vulnerable to attack from Satan, who then gains permission from God to attack us in the area where we have failed to uphold righteousness. If we break down in moral purity, Satan comes in and establishes a stronghold. If we give place to bitterness and unwillingness to forgive, we break fellowship with God and others. If we become money-focused, we fall into greed and deception. Sin is a vicious cycle that leaves us weak and vulnerable to ever more sin. #Quote by Os Hillman
Righteousness quotes by R.J. Palacio
#130. MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:
WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND. #Quote by R.J. Palacio
Righteousness quotes by Edwin Louis Cole
#131. It is not enough to be delivered from sin; it is enough to be delivered to righteousness. #Quote by Edwin Louis Cole
Righteousness quotes by William Shakespeare
#132. Good with out evil is like light with out darkness which in turn is like righteousness whith out hope. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Righteousness quotes by Martin Luther
#133. This is the mystery of the riches of divine grace for sinners; for by a wonderful exchange our sins are now not ours but Christ's, and Christ's righteousness is not Christ's but ours. #Quote by Martin Luther
Righteousness quotes by Saadi
#134. Obedience insures greatness, whilst disobedience leads to a repulse. Whosoever possesseth the qualities of righteousness placeth his head on the threshold of obedience. #Quote by Saadi
Righteousness quotes by Bernhard Schlink
#135. But what gave rise to the swaggering self-righteousness I so often encountered among these students? How could one feel guilt and shame, and at the same time parade one's self-righteousness? #Quote by Bernhard Schlink
Righteousness quotes by Terry Virgo
#136. Remember God has accepted us. The gospel of grace is a message of breathtaking freedom. It must be embraced with faith and thanksgiving. You are thoroughly accepted just as you are. Jesus Christ is your righteousness and he is never going to change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When you wake tomorrow, he will still be your righteousness, before you have done anything to enjoy God's favour. You have to earn nothing. Your spirit needs to bask in the brilliant sunlight of this reality. You need to know it inwardly and celebrate it on a daily basis. #Quote by Terry Virgo
Righteousness quotes by Felix Wantang
#137. For the love of money, Christian leaders have become addicted to the path to hell. Money is not a blessing from God; the path to righteousness is what God considers a blessing. Luke 16:13 #Quote by Felix Wantang
Righteousness quotes by Jacqueline Carey
#138. Hear, hear.' Sister Martha hoisted her water glass. 'Let the rigid stick of self-righteousness be dislodged from her very uptight ass.'
Father Ramon coughed.
'A-fucking-men,' Loup supplied helpfully. #Quote by Jacqueline Carey
Righteousness quotes by Habeeb Akande
#139. A righteous husband is a responsible husband. #Quote by Habeeb Akande
Righteousness quotes by Watchman Nee
#140. Most soulish believers assume an attitude of self-righteousness, though often it is scarcely detectable. They hold tenaciously to their minute opinions we ought to lay aside the small differences and pursue the common objective. #Quote by Watchman Nee
Righteousness quotes by P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
#141. The heaven and the hell without the angels is like the right and the wrong without the bridges #Quote by P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
Righteousness quotes by Dallas Willard
#142. The Spiritual disciplines are wisdom and not righteousness. #Quote by Dallas Willard
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#143. 6Blessed are those who hunger and x thirst y for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#144. First, All the good that they have is in and through Christ; he is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. All the good of the fallen and redeemed creature is concerned in these four things, and cannot be better distributed than into them; but Christ is each of them to us, and we have none of them any otherwise than in him. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Righteousness quotes by John Hagee
#145. God never alters the robe of righteousness to fit the man. Rather He alters the man to fit the robe. #Quote by John Hagee
Righteousness quotes by Charles Bent
#146. If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally - every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher. #Quote by Charles Bent
Righteousness quotes by Laurence Overmire
#147. God made in the image of Man is an imperfect master. #Quote by Laurence Overmire
Righteousness quotes by Patti Digh
#148. Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That's hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal. #Quote by Patti Digh
Righteousness quotes by Neil Postman
#149. Shaw once remarked that all professions are conspiracies against the laity. I would go further: in Technopoly, all experts are invested with the charisma of priestliness. Some of our priest-experts are called psychiatrists, some psychologists, some sociologists, some statisticians. The god they serve does not speak of righteousness or goodness or mercy or grace. Their god speaks of efficiency, precision, objectivity. And that is why such concepts as sin and evil disappear in Technopoly. They come from a moral universe that is irrelevant to the theology of expertise. And so the priests of Technopoly call sin "social deviance," which is a statistical concept, and they call evil "psychopathology," which is a medical concept. Sin and evil disappear because they cannot be measured and objectified, and therefore cannot be dealt with by experts. #Quote by Neil Postman
Righteousness quotes by Ellen G. White
#150. None are so sinful that they cannot find strength, purity, and righteousness in Jesus, who died for them. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Righteousness quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#151. The universal law of karma ... is that of action and reaction, cause and effect, sowing and reaping. In the course of natural righteousness, man, by his thoughts and actions, becomes the arbiter of his destiny. #Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda
Righteousness quotes by Judah Smith
#152. When you look in the eyes of grace, when you meet grace, when you embrace grace, when you see the nail prints in grace's hands and the fire in his eyes, when you feel his relentless love for you - it will not motivate you to sin. It will motivate you to righteousness. #Quote by Judah Smith
Righteousness quotes by John Angell James
#153. Read the following passages of God's word, and see if religion be a light and easy work. "Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." "Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." "Labor for that food which endures unto eternal life." "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life." "Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. #Quote by John Angell James
Righteousness quotes by Judah Smith
#154. Our righteousness doesn't depend on our present performance but on Jesus' finished performance. #Quote by Judah Smith
Righteousness quotes by Ryszard Legutko
#155. The ideological man is thus both absolutely suspicious and absolutely enthusiastic. There seems to be no idea under the sun that he would not put into question and make an object of derision, skepticism, or contempt, no idea that he would not reduce to an offshoot of hidden instincts, mundane interests, biological drives, and psychological complexes. Hence he is likely to despise reason as an autonomous faculty, to downgrade lofty ideals, and to debunk the past, seeing everywhere the same ideological mystification. But at the same time, he lives in a constant state of mobilization for a better world. His mouth is full of noble slogans about brotherhood, freedom, and justice, and with every word he makes it clear that he knows which side is right and that he is ready to sacrifice his entire existence for the sake of its victory. The peculiar combination of both attitudes--merciless distrust and unwavering affirmation--gives him an incomparable sense of moral self-confidence and intellectual self-righteousness. #Quote by Ryszard Legutko
Righteousness quotes by Winston Churchill
#156. You can gauge the righteousness of your cause by the ugliness of the abuse it provokes. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Righteousness quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#157. In a war, both sides genuinely believe that they are on the side of righteousness, yet no righteousness ever shows them the futility of the very war they are fighting. Because, both sides are driven by the instinctual force of nationalist patriotism. So, think of the countless wars that have caused gallons and gallons of bloodshed, all because warriors on both sides were incapable of reasoning due to the cognitive blindness caused by nationalism. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Righteousness quotes by Noah Levine
#158. Forgiveness is not just a selfish pursuit of personal satisfaction or righteousness. It actually alleviates the amount of suffering in the world. As each one of us frees ourselves from clinging to resentments that cause suffering, we relieve our friends, family, and community of the burden of our unhappiness. This is not a philosophical proposal; it is a verifiable and practical truth. Through our suffering and lack of forgiveness, we tend to do all kinds of unskillful things that hurt others. We close ourselves off from love, for example, out of fear of further pains or betrayals. This alone - a lack of openness to the love shown to us - is a way that we cause harm to our loved ones. The closed heart lets no one in or out. #Quote by Noah Levine
Righteousness quotes by Ellen F. Davis
#159. ...consider how [the Proverbs] define success: the establishment of righteousness, justice and equity. (pg. 95) #Quote by Ellen F. Davis
Righteousness quotes by Tracy J. Butler
#160. Old Man River!

That seems far too austere a name
For something made of mirth and rage.
O, roiling red-blood river vein,
If chief among your traits is age,
You're a wily, convoluted sage.

Is "old" the thing to call what rings
The vernal heart of wester-lore;
What brings us brassy-myth made kings
(And preponderance of bug-type things)
To challenge titans come before?
Demiurge to a try at Avalon-once-more!

And what august vitality
In your wide aorta stream
You must have had to oversee
Alchemic change of timber beam
To iron, brick and engine steam.

Your umber whiskey waters lance
The prideful sober sovereignty
Of faulty-haloed Temperance
And wilt her self-sure countenance;
Yes, righteousness is vanity,
But your sport's for imps, not elderly.

If there's a name for migrant mass
Of veteran frivolity
That snakes through seas of prairie grass
And groves of summer sassafras,
A name that flows as roguishly
As gypsy waters, fast and free,
It's your real name, Mississippi. #Quote by Tracy J. Butler
Righteousness quotes by Gordon T. Smith
#161. If Roman Catholic Christianity has always struggled with the threat of works righteousness, Reformed Protestantism has always struggled with the threat of cheap grace. For many, if not the majority of Protestants, God's love and acceptance do not lead to personal transformation. Evangelical formation often involves seeking to reestablish a pattern of maturing behaviour that should be integral to one's conversion. So both traditions can be challenged on whether there is a genuinely helpful connection between conversion and transformation. #Quote by Gordon T. Smith
Righteousness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#162. I understood, not with my intellect but with my whole being, that no theories of the rationality of existence or of progress could justify such an act; I realized that even if all the people in the world from the day of creation found this to be necessary according to whatever theory, I knew that it was not necessary and that it was wrong. Therefore, my judgments must be based-on what is right and necessary and not on what people say and do; I must judge not according to progress but according to my own heart. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Righteousness quotes by J.C. Ryle
#163. Beware of self-righteousness in every possible shape and form. Some people get as much harm from their "virtues" as others do from their sins. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Righteousness quotes by K.P. Yohannan
#164. God's word tells us that righteousness is a gift; it cannot be earned. But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks. #Quote by K.P. Yohannan
Righteousness quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#165. God gave us His spirit, for us to have the power and authority to uproot lawlessness and establish God's righteousness #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Righteousness quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#166. Even when the gods stood on the side of righteousness, they were concerned with the act more than with the intent. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Righteousness quotes by Johann Arndt
#167. Nay, we sometimes proceed so far as to trust in ourselves, and depend on our own power, strength, and abilities. Then it is that God in mere mercy interposes, and breaks us in pieces; humbles, and confounds us, and so empties us of ourselves, that we may be filled with all the fullness of God. Which we cannot be, without being first emptied of that arrogance and self-conceit which stand in perfect opposition to the grace of God. Hence it appears that hope is a MILITANT VIRTUE, fighting against all that confidence in ourselves; all that self-exaltation upon the score of our own gifts, merits, righteousness, prosperity, honours, and riches, in which the natural man reposes all his confidence. The business of hope is to oppose and conquer all these delusions of the devil, and to seek its rest in the sanctuary of God. #Quote by Johann Arndt
Righteousness quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#168. He was my father. I own half his genes, and all of his history. Believe this: the mistakes are part of the story. I am born of a man who believed he could tell nothing but the truth, while he set down for all time the Poisonwood Bible. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Righteousness quotes by Jacques Barzun
#169. On reflection, moral judgment in the arts appears rather as a tribute to their power to influence emotion and possibly conduct. And reflecting further on what some critics do today, one sees that a good many have merely shifted the ground of their moralism, transferring their impulse of righteousness to politics and social issues. #Quote by Jacques Barzun
Righteousness quotes by J.C. Ryle
#170. Be wise in time. What youth sows, old age must reap....Sow to yourself rather in righteousness: break up your fallow ground, sow not among thorns. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Righteousness quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#171. In the age of democratic nationalism, imperialism needed deeper self-justifications:
The idea that despotism of any kind was an offence against humanity, had crystallised into an instinctive feeling, and modern morality and sentiment revolted against the enslavement of nation by nation, of class by class or of man by man. Imperialism had to justify itself to this modern sentiment and could only do so by pretending to be a trustee of liberty, commissioned from on high to civilize the uncivilized and train the untrained until the time had come when the benevolent conqueror had done his work and could unselfishly retire. Such were the professions with which England justified her usurpation of the heritage of the Moghul and dazzled us into acquiescence in servitude by the splendour of her uprightness and generosity. Such was the pretence with which she veiled her annexation of Egypt. These Pharisiac pretensions were especially necessary to British Imperialism because in England the Puritanic middle class had risen to power and imparted to the English temperament a sanctimonious self-righteousness which refused to indulge in injustice and selfish spoliation except under a cloak of virtue, benevolence and unselfish altruism. #Quote by Pankaj Mishra
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#172. He believed the LORD, and j he counted it to him as righteousness. #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by John Dominic Crossan
#173. Firmly grounded in the divine dream of Israel's Torah, the Bible's prophetic vision insists that God demands the fair and equitable sharing of God's world among all of God's people. In Israel's Torah, God says, "The land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants" (Lev. 25:23). We are all tenant farmers and resident aliens in a land and on an earth not our own.

The prophets speak in continuity with that radical vision of the earth's divine ownership. They repeatedly proclaim it with two words in poetic parallelism. "The Lord is exalted," proclaims Isaiah. "He dwells on high; he filled Zion with justice and righteousness" (33:5). "I am the Lord," announces Jeremiah in the name of God. "I act with steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight" (9:24). And those qualities must flow from God to us, from heaven to earth. "Thus says the Lord," continues Jeremiah. "Act with justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place" (22:3).

"Justice and righteousness" is how the Bible, as if in a slogan, summarizes the character and spirit of God the Creator and, therefore, the destiny and future of God's created earth. It points to distributive justice as the Bible's radical vision of God. "Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field," mourns the prophet Isaiah #Quote by John Dominic Crossan
Righteousness quotes by Clement Of Alexandria
#174. Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God. #Quote by Clement Of Alexandria
Righteousness quotes by Steven Erikson
#175. Desire for goodness, Mister Reese, leads to earnestness. Earnestness in turn leads to sanctimonious self-righteousness, which breeds intolerance, upon which harsh judgment quickly follows, yielding dire punishment, inflicting general terror and paranoia, eventually culminating in revolt, leading to chaos, then dissolution, and thus, the end of civilisation."

He slowly turned, looked down upon Emancipor.
"And we are creatures dependent upon civilisation. It is the only environment in which we can thrive."

Emancipor frowned.
"The desire for goodness leads to the end of civilisation?"

"Precisely, Mister Reese."

"But if the principal aim is to achieve good living and health among the populace, what is the harm in that?"

Bauchelain sighed.

"Very well, I shall try again. Good living and health, as you say, yielding well-being. But well-being is a contextual notion, a relative notion. Perceived benefits are measured by way of contrast. In any case, the result is smugness, and from that an overwhelming desire to deliver conformity among those perceived as less pure, less fortunate - the unenlightened, if you will. But conformity leads to ennui, and then indifference. From indifference, Mister Reese, dissolution follows as a natural course, and with it, once again, the end of civilisation. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Righteousness quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#176. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Righteousness quotes by Julie B. Beck
#177. Most of all, revelation requires us to have a sufficient degree of personal righteousness, so that on occasion revelation may come to the righteous, unsolicited. #Quote by Julie B. Beck
Righteousness quotes by Sadiqua Hamdan
#178. To illustrate toaster righteousness, let's say God decides to use toasters to spread His messages. He incorporates his love into an LLC called God's Toasters, LLC. Toasters are now the legal and spiritual messengers of God. Different toaster brands are made all over the world. It doesn't matter where the toasters are introduced in the world, some people support them and others oppose them. It is God's will to have different toasters made in different countries.
Toaster Righteousness comes into play when people start believing that if we do not eat a specific bread recipe and shaped bread, we cannot receive authentic holy toast. Exceptions are made with pita lovers, but everyone else in the world is doomed to live in eternal burnt-toast hell, not golden-brown toast heaven. Throughout history, bread is a staple of peoples' diets. The introduction of toasters is supposed to support show us how to eat bread better, being grateful for the bread we are given, sharing toast with one's neighbor, and not killing in the name of bread. #Quote by Sadiqua Hamdan
Righteousness quotes by Percy Gardner
#179. The English race [is..] a slow-minded race, with a strong belief in truth and righteousness, not given to the pursuit of distant ideals, but eager to do what is right in the present circumstances; a race accessible to literature and poetry, but without much feeling for art; a tolerant, quiet and manly people, with a faculty for command. #Quote by Percy Gardner
Righteousness quotes by A.W. Tozer
#180. For myself, I fear any kind of religious stir among Christians that does not lead to repentance and result in a sharp separation of the believer from the world. I am suspicious of any organized revival effort that is forced to play down the hard terms of the kingdom. No matter how attractive the movement may appear, if it is not founded in righteousness and nurtured in humility it is not of God. If it exploits the flesh it is a religious fraud and should not have the support of any God-fearing Christian. Only that is of God which honors the Spirit and prospers at the expense of the human ego. "That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:31). #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Righteousness quotes by Isaac Watts
#181. He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove, the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love. #Quote by Isaac Watts
Righteousness quotes by Joseph F. Smith
#182. A mother that is successful in raising a good boy, or girl, to imitate her example and to follow her precepts through life, sows the seeds of virtue, honor and integrity and of righteousness in their hearts that will be felt through all their career in life; and wherever that boy or girl goes, as man or woman, in whatever society they mingle, the good effects of the example of that mother upon them will be felt; and it will never die, because it will extend from them to their children from generation to generation. #Quote by Joseph F. Smith
Righteousness quotes by Nadia Bolz-Weber
#183. While we as people of  God are certainly called to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, that whole "we're blessed to be a blessing" thing can still be kind of dangerous. It can be dangerous when we self-importantly place ourselves above the world, waiting to descend on those below so we can be the "blessing" they've been waiting for, like it or not. #Quote by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Righteousness quotes by Florence Scovel Shinn
#184. The kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, and he said the Kingdom was within man. The Kingdom is the realm of right ideas, or the divine pattern. #Quote by Florence Scovel Shinn
Righteousness quotes by Martin Luther
#185. In these words the Apostle sets forth a most apt antithesis: first, he who is justified by faith has peace with God, but tribulation with the world, because his life is spiritual. Secondly, the unrighteous have peace with the world, but anguish and tribulation with God, because their life is carnal. Thirdly, as God the Holy Spirit is eternal, so also the peace of the righteous and the tribulation of the unrighteous will be everlasting. Lastly, as the flesh is temporal, so also the tribulation of the righteous and the peace of the unrighteous will be temporary. #Quote by Martin Luther
Righteousness quotes by Meghan Daum
#186. Self-righteousness, when you think about it, is a contra-indicator of self-esteem. It's what sets in when genuine righteousness eludes us. #Quote by Meghan Daum
Righteousness quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr
#187. There is no deeper pathos in the spiritual life of man than the cruelty of righteous people. If any one idea dominates the teachings of Jesus, it is his opposition to the self-righteousness of the righteous. #Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr
Righteousness quotes by Martin Luther
#188. Our faith in Christ does not free us from works but from false opinions concerning works, that is, from the foolish presumption that justification is acquired by works. Faith redeems, corrects, and preserves our consciences so that we know that righteousness does not consist in works, although works neither can nor ought to be wanting; just as we cannot be without food and drink and all the works of this mortal body, yet our righteousness is not in them, but in faith; and yet those works of the body are not to be despised or neglected on that account. #Quote by Martin Luther
Righteousness quotes by Henry B. Eyring
#189. The enemy of righteousness also works in little steps, so small that they are hard to notice if you are thinking only about yourself and how great you are. Just as truth is given to us line upon line and the light brightens slowly as we obey, even so, as we disobey our testimony of truth lessens almost imperceptibly, little by little, and darkness descends so slowly that the proud may easily deny that anything is changing. #Quote by Henry B. Eyring
Righteousness quotes by Tullian Tchividjian
#190. Only when we see that the way of God's law is absolutely inflexible will we see that God's grace is absolutely indispensable. A high view of the law reminds us that God accepts us on the basis of Christ's perfection, not our progress. Grace, properly understood, is the movement of a holy God toward an unholy people. He doesn't cheapen the law or ease its requirements. He fulfills them in his Son, who then gives his righteousness to us. That's the gospel. Pure and simple. #Quote by Tullian Tchividjian
Righteousness quotes by Ram Dass
#191. Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together. #Quote by Ram Dass
Righteousness quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#192. If in the middle of an air raid God sends out the gospel call to his kingdom in baptism, it will be quite clear what that kingdom is and what it means. It is a kingdom stronger than war and danger, a kingdom of power and authority, signifying eternal terror and judgment to some, and eternal joy and righteousness to others, not a kingdom of the heart, but one as wide as the earth, not transitory but eternal, a kingdom that makes a way for itself and summons men to itself to prepare its way, a kingdom for which it is worth while risking our lives. - #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Righteousness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#193. The Happiness Manifesto

Pledge not to complain needlessly.
Vow not to anger unecessarily.
Promise not to crititize unreasonably.
Commit to thinking positively.
Aspire to speak intelligently.
Strive to live enlightenedly.

Your happiness is in serenity.
Your contentedness is in charity.
Your righteousness is in integrity.
Your nobility is in humility.
Your innocence is in sincerity.
Your blessedness is in humanity. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Righteousness quotes by Beth Moore
#194. God's righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: " The righteous will live by faith." Romans 1:17 #Quote by Beth Moore
Righteousness quotes by Anonymous
#195. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 5 #Quote by Anonymous
Righteousness quotes by Henry Clarence Thiessen
#196. Man's want of original righteousness and of holy affections toward God, and the corruption of his moral nature and his bias toward evil is called depravity #Quote by Henry Clarence Thiessen
Righteousness quotes by Bruce R. McConkie
#197. Belief, humble belief, is the foundation of all righteousness and the beginning of spiritual progression. It goes before good works, opens the door to an eternal store of heavenly truth, and charts the course to eternal life ... Belief is the brilliant beacon that marks the course through the waves and woes of the world to that celestial harbor where rest and safety are found. #Quote by Bruce R. McConkie
Righteousness quotes by Cic Mellace
#198. People don't care about this kind of stuff, ya know? We want self-improvement, not self-knowledge. We want change," he motioned with his hands in a strange attempt to mock modern-day hipsters' version of change, "But not for any particular reason. We want to do good deeds but only if we can tell others about it. We want all sorts of ideals, not for their own sake, but rather for the sake of appearances. We don't want knowledge; we want to show others we have knowledge. #Quote by Cic Mellace
Righteousness quotes by John Bunyan
#199. And as I was thus in a muse, that scripture also came with great power upon my spirit, Not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy He hath saved us, etc. 2 Tim. i. 9; Tit. iii. 5. Now was I got on high, I saw myself within the arms of grace and mercy; and though I was before afraid to think of a dying hour, yet, now I cried, Let me die: #Quote by John Bunyan
Righteousness quotes by Hannah Whitall Smith
#200. Many Christians still at bottom look upon God as one of the most selfish, self-absorbed Beings in the universe, far more selfish than they could think it right to be themselves, -intent only upon His own honor and glory, looking out continually that His own rights are never trampled on; and so absorbed in thoughts of Himself and of His own righteousness, as to have no love or pity to spare for the poor sinners who have offended Him. #Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith

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