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What is righteousness in the Bible?

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33   The pursuit of happiness is the right of every American citizen. But as citizens of God’s kingdom, personal happiness shouldn’t be our greatest goal. That's because chasing the American dream[...]


“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20   When most of us think about living up to God’s standard, we tend to think about a list of do’s and don’ts. We make a checklist.[...]