You have become the righteousness of God in Christ. You can pursue holiness.

You have become the righteousness of God in Christ. You can pursue holiness.

“So Judah acknowledged them and said, She has been more righteous than I” (Gen 38:26)

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2Cor 5:21)

“but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct” (1Pet 1:15)

“but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2Tim 2:22)

“the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” (Rom 3:22)

“pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” (1Tim 6:11)

“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:20)

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48)

“Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?” (Job 4:17)

“By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous” (Heb 11:4)

“That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith” (Rom 9:30)

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” (Heb 12:14)

“You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy.” (Lev 11:44)

“You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.” (Lev 11:45)

“You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Lev 19:2)

“Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.” (Lev 20:7)

“And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.” (Lev 20:26)

“for the priest is holy to his God. Therefore you shall consecrate him, for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I the LORD, who sanctify you, am holy.” (Lev 21:7,8)

“that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God.” (Num 15:40)

“because it is written, Be holy, for I am holy.” (1Pet 1:16)

Reading: Gen 37-39; Lk 23