The simple answer is yes, but is that enough? Do we understand what it means, (to be Righteous?), the Blessings we should be Walking in?
Our Righteousnes comes only from God, it is not something we earn, or can mold ourselves into.
Webster’s defines Righteous:
1 : acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin
2 a : morally right or justifiable, a righteous decision
b : arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality, righteous indignation.
A great definition, but not the Bible defination.
When we look to the first mention of righteous, is in the life of Noah.
“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genisis 7:1)
What did the Lord see? A man who heard from God, and acted on it.
“Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” (Genesis 6)
Noah believed God, and acted on that belief. (He built the Ark). His Faith was seen, and recognized as Righteousness.
We see this definition confirmed, in the life of Abram, and Saria. Old, beyond childbearing age, yet when told they would have a son, Abram.
“He believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6)
This to me, is the true definition of Righteousness.
Believing God, Confessing it with our mouth. (Romans 10:9,10)
This is what causes us to be Blameless in God’s sight, Forgiven, Justified, covered by the Blood of Jesus.
“Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ’s righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-8).” Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Just as if I had never sinned.
That is what simple belief and confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior gives us.
It is the start of many Blessings, the Lord has for His Called, Chosen and Faithful. (Revelation 17:14).
A good start to understanding His Blessings can be found in Proverbs 11.
Thanks for reading, Watch this space.