Righteousness The Greek word for righteousness is …. “ dikaiosyne “ which is the LORD God always acts in righteousness . Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you… Psalm 89: 14 but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD…… Jer. 9:24 That is He always has a right relationship with people and His action is to maintain that relationship . As God acts in righteousness ( because HE IS righteous ) so He called Israel to be righteous as His chosen people . They were placed in a covenant in right relationship with Him through faith and were expected to live in right relationship with others . Abraham was an example of a righteous man . Abraham was in a ‘ right relationship” with God . Gen 21:1-7 And not only that but he trusted God completely and fully . How many of us would have put their only son on an alter to kill him as a sacrifice as God had asked ? Abrahams faith in God is a genuine example to us . Righteousness is revealed from faith - For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith ….. Romans 1:17 Righteousness is through our faith in God .