We, at Men For Christ, are called to be men of righteousness, integrity, honor, and fidelity. 

Romans 3:21-22 "But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;"

In most definitions of the word righteousness, it means....."in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God.

The doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God.

Integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due."


The condition that is acceptable by God is only attainable by the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ.

In other words, when we place our full trust in what Jesus did for us on the cross, we are completely relying on the finished work of Christ for God to accept us. That's because there is nothing that we could do to make God accept us. When we repent of sin and accept the provision of Christ, done by Jesus on our behalf, God's righteousness comes upon us and we are acceptable by God.

I like the second definition.

The doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God.

The doctrine is the teachings of Jesus. When we hear the teachings of Jesus and then apply His teachings, we are working in us the power of the gospel to live righteously. We do not live righteously to obtain salvation. We live righteously as a result of salvation.

Paul said in Ephesians 2:8-10 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."

Notice verse 8 talks about our salvation by grace, through faith. Then we are God's workmanship or product, created in Christ Jesus for good works, prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

In other words, salvation came first, the product came second, good works comes third. These good works were prepared beforehand. Therefore God expects us to walk in them as intended by God. Righteousness is the fruit of the Spirit as recorded in Galatians 5:22, and it is the good fruit that we are to bear in accordance with Matthew 7:17-18 and John 15:1-8.

Finally, the third definition.

Integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting; in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due."

The moral fiber of a man for Christ is exhibited in his integrity, purity of life, in our correct thinking, feeling, and acting.

We do justice to ourselves when we walk in integrity, purity, and when we are Biblically correct in our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

We know when we are not walking in these things that we are doing an injustice to God. Since the Lord saved us through His Son, we owe it to God to put out the maximum effort to produce fruit worthy of the Master.