“So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat. 13:49-50). Those who do evil are those who need to be afraid. In the last post, I described how God’s wrath is on those who do evil, but the righteous will be saved. Read my post called EVIL—What is it and what is the remedy? to learn more. In this post, I explain who the righteous are and why they do not need to be afraid. Below, I summarize who the righteous are:
- The righteous obey the Son of God, who is the Word of God. See John 3:36 and John 1:1&14.
- The righteous have repented of their sins. See 1Peter 3:9 and 1John 1:9.
- The righteous serves God. See Malachi 3:18 and Romans 6:22.
- The righteous live by faith. See Hebrews 10:37-39; Galatians 2:20 and 3:11.
- The righteous practice righteousness. See 1John 3:7-8&10.
- The righteous are set free from sin and slaves to righteousness. See Romans 6:18.
- The righteous worship God and are jubilant with joy. See Psalm 32:11, 33:1, 68:3.
- The righteous speaks wisdom and justice. See Psalm 37:30.
- The thoughts of the righteous are just. See Proverb 12:5
- The righteous hates falsehood and do not lie. See Proverb 13:5
- The righteous are at peace with themselves and with others. See James 3:18
- The righteous loves God and others. See John 13:35.
Dictionary.com says the righteous acted in an upright, moral way (virtuous.) Therefore, you know the righteous by the fruit of their lives. For the longest time, I struggled to be righteous. God led me on a journey to heal the unhealthy beliefs that controlled my sinful behavior. I share my journey in my e-book on my website called “Hope for Complete Healing.”
Who are the righteous?
Since I don’t know who reads my posts, I will give a detailed answer to this question. If you know you are righteous, you may skip my explanation. The righteous are those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to earth to be the perfect sacrifice for all of humanity’s sins. They are the ones who repent and receive redemption, the forgiveness of their sins, which removes their sins and makes them righteous. Romans 5:19 states, “For as by the one man’s disobedience [Adam] the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience [Jesus] the many will be made righteous.” Also, Romans 8:10 states, “But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” When you yield your life to God by faith, He sends His Spirit into your heart and makes you righteousness. Ephesians 3:17 states, “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” Though I had Jesus in my heart, I could not love well because my mind needed to be transformed by His Word, which I explain in my e-book.
Why don’t the righteous have to fear?
Ponder each Scripture verse. For each verse, say two things. “I say___” and “Thank you, Lord, ___.” For example, I say, the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and He hears my prayers. Our words have power to transform our thoughts. and beliefs. Memorize these verses and look each up to understand the context around the verses.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. ―1Peter 3:12 (also see Psalms 34:15)
For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. ―Psalm 5:12
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! ―Psalm 7:9 (also read, Jer. 17:10 and Rev. 2:23)
The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.” ―Psalm 11:5 (also read, Psalms 146:8)
For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. ―Psalm 11:7
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. ―Psalm 34:17
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. ―Psalm 34:19
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. ―Psalm 37:25
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. ―Psalm 55:22
Proverbs 10:3 states, “The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. ―Proverb 10:3
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath. ―Proverb 11:23
No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. ―Proverb 12:21
Grace and peace to you in the coming year.
All verses are from the English Standard Bible unless otherwise indicated. If you find my posts and website helpful, please share my website link with your friends and family, hopeforcompletehealing.com. The information is copyright protected. No part of the blog or my book may be reproduced without proper citation to Joyce Hanscom and this website.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask for a PDF of Eight Prayers from the Bible. The prayers are for the Spirit of wisdom, renewal, spiritual strength, knowledge of His will, virtues of God, salvation for non-believers, 23rd Psalm, and victory. Please leave your name, so I know you are a real person making the request.
P.S.: Experiencing a lasting change in your life depends on having the right relationship with God the Father through believing in His Son Jesus Christ and obeying His command to love (1 John 3).