Righteousness; is blameless before God.
Contrary to a worldly view that righteousness is a human achievement. Scripture’s position is the righteousness is a gift that can’t be earned. God declares guilty sinners righteous and so put them in right relationship with Himself.
Those who respond to God’s gracious offer to be made right with him receive The Holy Spirit. Through The Spirit’s Power those who have been declared righteous are in the process of being transformed into the image of Our Lord and Our Friend. Romans 8 verse 29:
To those that respond, they will be transformed, into the image Our Lord and Our Friend, there is nothing better image to be transformed by and into.
O F J.