38 Important Bible Verses about Living in Righteousness

38 Important Bible Verses about Living in Righteousness

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Living in righteousness is imperative in God’s eyes for Him to fulfil His promises to you. The truth is that you can’t expect God to bless you when you willfully break His commandments. In this post we go through some Bible verses on righteousness.

Ed Cole used to say, “Prosperity is the natural, sequentially-ordered result of righteousness in life.” Through the Christian Men’s Network he trained men around the world to become Christlike men to maximize their manhood.

If you study people whose lives are progressive you’ll find that they are in right standing with God. Examples include Tom Deuschle, Alex Kendrick and John C Maxwell.

Living in sin and experiencing a successful life is an oxymoron. Righteous living is a decision just as it is with living in sin.

Here are 38 Bible verses on righteousness that you can begin to meditate on today:

  1. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21
  2. “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘the just shall live by faith.’” ~ Romans 1:17
  3. “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:30
  4. “The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” ~ Isaiah 32:17
  5. “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” ~ Romans 10:10
  6. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
  7. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:10
  8. “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles,” ~ Isaiah 42:6
  9. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” ~ Psalm 34:19
  10. “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 14:17

  11. “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” ~ Proverbs 11:30
  12. “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” ~ 1 John 2:29
  13. “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.” ~ Psalm 37:25
  14. “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” ~ Proverbs 4:18
  15. “Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.” ~ Hosea 10:12
  16. “Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.” ~ Daniel 4:27
  17. “And such were some of you. But you were washed; but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 6:11
  18. “The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works.” ~ Psalm 145:17
  19. By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far-off seas;” ~ Psalm 65:5
  20. “A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.” ~ Proverbs 12:3
  21. “The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth.” ~ Proverbs 10:30

  22. “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 4:5
  23. “He will judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice.” ~ Psalm 72:2
  24. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” ~ Psalm 34:15
  25. “The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desire of the wicked.” ~ Proverbs 10:3
  26. “Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.” ~ Isaiah 45:8
  27. “The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” ~ Proverbs 15:29
  28. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” ~ Ephesians 2:8
  29. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” ~ John 15:5
  30. “But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” ~ Romans 6:22
  31. “For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” ~ Romans 4:13
  32. “The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.” ~ Proverbs 13:25

  33. “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” ~ 1 Timothy 6:11
  34. “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:22
  35. “As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.” ~ Proverbs 11:19
  36. “It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, for a throne is established on righteousness.” ~ Proverbs 16:12
  37. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” ~ Proverbs 14:34
  38. “The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.” ~ Proverbs 11:18

These Bible verses on righteousness are just to help you get started. There are many more that you can find in God’s Word.



Are there any other righteousness Bible verses you can add to this list? Comment below:

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