“You can’t be wise without the Word.” Bro. Jeff dives deep into God’s Word to explain the gift and life of righteousness for the believer.
- The Peril of the Last Days
- The People of the Last Days
- The Persecution During the Last Days
- The Provision For the Last Days
- The Priority of the Provision
- The Wisdom of the Word
- The Source of the Scriptures
- The Benefits of the Bible
2 Timothy 3:1-17 KJV
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them]; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Gift of Righteousness
Psalm 1:2-3 KJV – 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 32:8 KJV – 8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Proverbs 1:7-8 KJV – 7 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Proverbs 4:13 KJV – 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
Proverbs 8:33 KJV – 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Proverbs 23:12 KJV – 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Romans 3:20-22 KJV – 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 4:3 KJV – 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 KJV – 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Romans 5:17 KJV – 17-18 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.
2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV – 21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Life of Righteousness
2 Timothy 2:22 KJV – 22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Timothy 6:10-11 KJV – 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 John 3:7-9 KJV – 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Psalm 5:12 KJV – 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as [with] a shield.
Psalm 11:7 KJV – 7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Psalm 15:1-2 KJV – 1 [[A Psalm of David.]] LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalm 34:15-17 KJV – 15 The eyes of the LORD [are] upon the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their cry. 16 The face of the LORD [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Psalm 37:16-18, 27-29, 39-40 KJV – 16 A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. … 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. … 39 But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the LORD: [he is] their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
Psalm 55:22 KJV – 22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 64:10 KJV – 10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Psalm 106:3 KJV – 3 Blessed [are] they that keep judgment, [and] he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Psalm 146:8 KJV – 8 The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Proverbs 10:2-3 KJV – 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. 3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Proverbs 11:8, 15, 28, 30-31 KJV – 8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. … 15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. … 28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. … 30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. 31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
Proverbs 12:3, 5-6, 28 KJV – 3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. … 5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: [but] the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit. 6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. … 28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death.
Proverbs 13:6, 9, 25 KJV – 6 Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. … 9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. … 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Proverbs 14:34 KJV – 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 15:6, 29 KJV – 6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. … 29 The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 18:10 KJV – 10 The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 21:21 KJV – 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Proverbs 29:2 KJV – 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 KJV – 1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, [are] in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred [by] all [that is] before them.
Isaiah 3:10 KJV – 10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Isaiah 33:15-16 KJV – 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.
Psalm 119:101-105 KJV – 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.