In our frequently asked question (FAQ) from the bible today, we are going to answer the question: is anyone righteous before God?
But before we answer this question, let us first and foremost outline the bible verse where we derive this question.
Bible Verse is anyone righteous before God.
As it is written: “there is none righteous, no, not one.(Romans 3:20).
Is anyone righteous before God?
According to the bible in Romans 3:20, no one is righteous before God.
t before we settle for this answer, let us go searching in the bible to see if it ever mentions anyone who was righteous.
And some of the results that come up are:
This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. (Genesis 6:9)
Then Joseph her husband being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. (Mathew 1:19)
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, (Luke 2:25)
“that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. (Mathew 23:35).
And delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked. (2 Peter 2:7).
And the scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (James 2:21).
The kind of righteousness the scripture was talking about.
The story of the Pharisee and tax collector in Luke 18:9-14 describes the kind of righteousness the bible was referring to.
Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others; “two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. ‘the Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
‘I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to the heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ “I tell you this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:9-14)
And the scripture below concludes that whoever practices righteousness is righteous.
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.(1 John 3:7)
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