and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Philippians 3:9 NASB
Righteousness in the law is to adhere to the law in obedience. Paul was righteous in adhering to the law being a staunch Pharisee, zealous for keeping the law even to the point of persecuting those who followed Jesus.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Philippians 3:6 NASB
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
Galatians 1:14 NASB
but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Galatians 1:23 NASB
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
Romans 9:30-32 NASB
Holy God, I bow in reverence to Your perfect righteousness. Forgive me for thinking and trying to earn Your righteousness by works.
Father, You sent Your only Son, Jesus, who knew no sin to be sin on my behalf, so that I can become Your righteousness, the righteousness of God, in Christ. It is by Your doing, Father, that I am in Christ Jesus, who became to me my wisdom and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. How can I possibly thank You enough for my having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of You, God? Bless me Lord, I pray, by satisfying my hunger and thirst for righteousness found only in Jesus Christ, my righteousness. My Redeemer. This I ask in the righteous name of Jesus, my righteousness. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:21/1 Corinthians 1:30/Philippians 1:11/Matthew 5:6 NASB
🌹If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:10 NASB
for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:10 NASB
Continually Seeking Him,