And Righteousness is, ‘Right-Doing’.
Which means Since we have Christ controlling us, we don’t commit any known sins….as, 1 John 3:9 says.)
Righteousness is right standing with God , because of what Jesus did for us. He makes us righteous. We cannot make ourselves righteous by our own works- that would be self righteousness.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away
But if we have reiceived Him and our heart is right with Him we will obey Him because we love Him.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.