Solomon talks a lot about righteousness today. We have already learned that our righteousness comes from our faith in the Lord. It all started back in the garden after Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan and ate the forbidden fruit which brought sin into the world and broke man’s relationship with God. However, the Lord did not leave them in brokenness without hope. He killed an innocent animal and covered Adam and Eve with its skin. He also made them a promise to send a Savior to crush Satan. The covering of Adam’s and Eve’s sin in the garden shows that the shedding of the blood of the innocent atones for the sins of the guilty and points to the perfect sacrifice to come. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, will be that perfect sacrifice whose blood will take away our sins and restore us to a right relationship with His Father, the Lord. We learned through the story of Abraham, before the law was even given, that his righteousness came from his faith in the Lord and His promises. Paul says is Romans 3:22 “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe”.
Today Solomon speaks of righteousness as leading to life:
“…But righteousness delivers from death” Proverbs 11:4
“As righteousness leads to life” Proverbs 11:18
“The desire of righteousness is only good” Proverbs 11:23
“But the righteous will flourish like foliage” Proverbs 11:28
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life” Proverbs 11:30
Our faith in Jesus Christ makes us righteous, which gives us life both here on earth and for eternity! “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Cor 5:21) “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” (1 Cor 1:30) 🙌 Keep reading.