For If By One Man ‘s Offence Death Reigned By One; Much More They Which Receive Abundance Of Grace And Of The Gift Of Righteousness Shall Reign In Life By One,Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
Righteousness is the nature of God that describes His rightness; His ability to do and be right always. That same nature is imparted to your spirit when you receive Christ into your heart to be born again. Then, you’re automatically brought into oneness with God; His character of rightness is wrought in your spirit. The result of this is that you can stand in God’s presence with boldness, without condemnation, inferiority or guilt; because you’ve become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2Corinthians 5:21).
God expects you to live this life of righteousness daily. Your life should be the expression of the life He’s given you. For example, when a child is born, he is naturally human; but he starts building and developing his innate human characteristics. He doesn’t have the nature of a dog or a camel, but of human being. But he must develop that nature through knowledge and fellowship with other humans. In the same way, when you become a child of God, you automatically receive the righteousness of God. Even if you err, it wouldn’t be because you’re no longer righteous, but because you haven’t grown or matured in the knowledge of God. A child, who’s not taught how to walk, may never walk; not because he doesn’t have the ability to walk but because he was never taught. Likewise, to grow as a mature Christian and be able to live righteously to the glory of God, you must be taught to live by God’s Word.
This is one of the reasons you must become a committed member in a local church. In church, you’re taught how to live the life of righteousness which you’ve received in Christ Jesus. As you live out that righteousness, many will witness the perfection and inner beauty of infinity in you; God’s nature of rightness, excellence and perfection will be manifested in everything you do.