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Righteousness of God, The


1. Is part of his character. Ps 7:9; 116:5; 119:137.

2. Described as

a. Very high. Ps 71:19.

b. Abundant. Ps 48:10.

c. Beyond computation. Ps 71:15.

d. Everlasting. Ps 119:142.

e. Enduring for ever. Ps 111:3.

f. The habitation of his throne. Ps 97:2.

3. Christ acknowledged. Joh 17:25.

4. Christ committed his cause to. 1Pe 2:23.

5. Angels acknowledge. Re 16:5.

6. Exhibited in

a. His testimonies. Ps 119:138,144.

b. His commandments. De 4:8; Ps 119:172.

c. His judgments. Ps 19:9; 119:7,62.

d. His word. Ps 119:123.

e. His ways. Ps 145:17.

f. His acts. Jdj 5:11; 1Sa 12:7.

g. His government. Ps 96:13; 98:9.

h. The gospel. Ps 85:10; Ro 3:25,26.

i. The final judgment. Ac 17:31.

j. The punishment of the wicked. Ro 2:5; 2Th 1:6; Re 16:7; 19:2.

7. Shown to the posterity of saints. Ps 103:17.

8. Shown openly before the heathen. Ps 98:2.

9. God delights in the exercise of. Jer 9:24.

10. The heavens shall declare. Ps 50:6; 97:6.

11. Saints

a. Ascribe, to him. Job 36:3; Da 9:7.

b. Acknowledge, in his dealings. Ezr 9:15.

c. Acknowledge, though the wicked prosper. Jer 12:1; Ps 73:12-17.

d. Recognise, in the fulfilment of his promises. Ne 9:8.

e. Confident of beholding. Mic 7:9.

f. Upheld by. Isa 41:10.

g. Do not conceal. Ps 40:10.

h. Mention, only. Ps 71:16.

i. Talk of. Ps 35:28; 71:15,24.

j. Declare to others. Ps 22:31.

k. Magnify. Ps 7:17; 51:14; 145:7.

l. Plead in prayer. Ps 143:11; Da 9:16.

12. Leads God to love righteousness. Ps 11:7.

13. We should pray

a. To be led in. Ps 5:8.

b. To be quickened in. Ps 119:40.

c. To be delivered in. Ps 31:1; 71:2.

d. To be answered in. Ps 143:1.

e. To be judged according to. Ps 35:24.

f. For its continued manifestation. Ps 36:10.

14. His care and defence of his people designed to teach. Mic 6:4,5.

15. The wicked have no interest in. Ps 69:27.

16. Illustrated. Ps 36:6.