Communion with God (37)

Righteousness (the second thing that by the wisdom that is in Christ men are convinced)

This all men are persuaded of, that God is a most righteous God; (that is a natural notion of God which Abraham insisted on, Gen. 18:25, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”) they “know that this is the judgement of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death,” Rom. 1:32; that “it is a righteous thing with him to recompense tribulation unto offenders” (which is why the way of sinners is hard) 2 Thess. 1:6. He is “a God of purer eyes than to behold evil,” Hab. 1:13; and therefore, “the ungodly cannot stand in judgement,” Ps. 1:5. Hence the great worry of every person who to any extent has a notion of God’s righteousness, believes in his own immortality and judgement to come, about how he can be righteous in the presence of this righteous God-JK.  This worries them all their days and so, as the apostle speaks, Heb. 2:5, “through the fear of death they are all their lifetime subject to bondage,” they are perplexed with fears about the issue of their righteousness, lest it should end in death and destruction.
Dear friend do you know you are righteous before God? If not search the Scriptures.


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