Fruit, Works & Righteousness.
Believing in Jesus and that Jehovah, the God of all creation has sent him and believing in his apostles and miracles they performed is grace that saves. It means that Jesus is praying for you and asking God to sanctify you You of course have to forgive others and be actively seeking to repent of any of your former sins. Jesus also tasks us however to be profitable servants. To do more then what is required and bear fruit and do good works.
|Fruit, II Peter 1:1||Works, Matthew 25 35:40|
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
|“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me:
I was sick, and ye visited me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto me
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them,Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
What is Righteousness to God?
Faith (Abraham’s Faith)
Hating Lying (Proverbs 13:5)
Being Joyful (Proverbs 13:9)
Loving the word of God (Proverbs 13:13)
Hating Injustice, Violence (Psalms 11:5, Proverbs 20:22)
Don’t Gossip (Exodus 23:1, Proverbs 20:19)
Forgiving (Mark 11:26)
Those who Make Peace. (James 3:18)
Those who don’t deprive people of their wages. (Jeremiah 22:13, Malachi 3:5)
Praying to God.
Psalm 15 Examples Righteousness:
1. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness
(tamiym taw-meen’)=sincere moral integrity. Righteousness (tsedeq tseh’-dek) Equity and Justice, someone that trusts in the LORD’s righteousness.
2. and speaketh the truth in his heart.
truth (emeth eh’-meth)=trustworthiness. One that knows the word of God needs to be unblemished and if used to deceive people the cost is humanly unfathomable, a eternity in the lake of fire.
3. He that backbiteth not with his tongue
Here the word used for backbiteth is(ragal raw-gal’)= A slanderer. It also points us to persons who creep into houses, pry into the secrets of families, and divulge them, and oftentimes represent them in a false light.
4. nor doeth evil to his neighbor.
Evil (ra’ rah)H7451 = Bad. Anyone who hurts by words or deeds, people, property, or reputations. Ironically it’s also the name of the main Egyptian God of the sun. One of ten gods defeated through Moses and Arron by the one true and almighty God of all creation.
5. nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.
Reproach=(cherpah kher-paw)2781 discrace, shame similar gossipers. Gill says it’s someone that does not raise any scandalous report, nor will he bear to hear one from another, much less will he spread one; nor will he suffer one to lie upon his neighbor, but will do all he can to vindicate him, and clear his character.
6. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned;
A “vile” (mac’ac maws-as’) man is a very wicked and often times is in great earthy authority. Gods elect people can’t stand them and that’s OK (Revelation 2:2) The evil ones people elevate and protect them.
“I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:”
7. but he honoureth them that fear the Lord.
Someone that is blessed with discernment and honors those who truly fear the LORD
8. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
Sweareth (shaba shaq-bah’) To seven oneself, to repeate a deceleration seven times. A solemn Oath. He that is just to his word, faithful to his promises, that exactly fulfills all the obligations he lays himself under unto others; he that is honest and upright in all his dealings. The opposite of A rash Oath like described in Leviticus 5:4. Example, someone that takes an oath and never intends to honor it or to takes an oath that is evil to the eyes of God and does not break it, in other words fearing something or someone else more then God Almighty. If your tricked into something remember Gods mercy endures forever. Repenting is allays an option. Oaths are very important to God, be careful on what you do.
9. He that putteth not out his money to usury,
Usury(neshek neh-shek)=Interest on debt. As described in Exodus 22:25 This is the difference between lending money on moderate interest, and taking advantage of the poor. Gill says to lend money on moderate interest, and according to the laws, customs, and usages of nations, and to take interest for it, is no more unlawful than to take interest for houses and land; and while it is best not to own anyone anything if possible, God does allow loans. He even prescribes the statute that debts should be forgiven in 7 years and warns the borrower to be honest about it. Also lets not forget the Jubilee year every 50 years. Gill says that people that use usury as a weapon, especially against the poor are not fit for church communion.
“If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.”
“At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord’s release”
10. nor taketh reward against the innocent.
Bounties are evil in the site of God. He knows who’s behinde them and that they defile true justice. False accussers shall perish in frustration.
“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.”
“Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.”
“Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
“And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me,”
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.