Righteousness is when a person is able to justify in their heart the Creators actions. It seems like a simple enough statement, however the person often sees things in this world which he cannot justify to a good and benevolent Creator. It is for this reason that he must have faith above his reason that the Creator is somehow acting for the benefit of His creation and that he has not attained a degree which enables Him to reveal the Creators motives. It is a blessing that the Creator conceals this from him, or how else can the person grow in faith?
If the person’s faith is not yet strong enough and within his heart he feels that the Creator is wrong in doing this then he falls from the state of righteousness and must work in strengthening His faith in the Upper Governance. When the person again achieves a certain attainment of righteousness, then again the Creator will throw some stones along the way so that the person can see where his faith is towards the Creator,. These stones are measuring blocks for the person to measure his progress, and are again sent from the Creator for His benefit. The Creators actions towards the person are always for the benefit of the person’s soul which is the true and eternal body of man. However often a person is not functioning from the level of his soul, and living within his other desires for this world. Therefore the individual may forget that the Creator sends only good things to him ( Soul) which has nothing to do with pleasing his worldly desires. A righteous person knows that all is vanity in this world and returns to the dust and desires only that the Creator please his soul.
A righteous person first seeks the kingdom of God within himself, and not the kingdom of this world outside himself. What does it gain a person to become a king in this world, yet within himself he is a poor slave devoid of any security or lasting joy? What gains a person who seeks to control others, when he himself has no control over himself? Would you not give all your Earthly possessions for freedom from your inner darkness? We must strive to achieve this level of righteousness through faith in HIM now while we have this world, so that when it is taken away from us we do not blow away with the wind of change.
A righteous person wants most of all to attain the degree called PERFECT LOVE, which is the Creator HIMSELF. If a person loves the Creator because he has given him an easy and effortless life with no struggle or strife then how can he exercise the chance at showing PERFECT LOVE to his maker. He can only say that he loves HIM because he has given him so much in this world. However only when he has taken away from a person things in this world, can a person know that he has in his heart this PERFECT LOVE for the Creator. A PERFECT LOVE is when man finds no condition in this world that the Creator has sent, to not justify the Creator as Just and Benevolent.
Of course no one should wish only malice and pain, and live the life of an ascetic, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) learnt that this is not the way to Perfect Love. Only when you achieve non-attachment can you truly enjoy things without the fear of losing them. Only when you give up what you once cherished, can something new and truly valuable be given to you. Appreciate what the Creator has given to you in this world, and cherish the bounty of this world, but know all of it belongs to the Creator and he gives it and takes it away as is necessary for the Benefit of all the souls.
The person falls from righteousness if he becomes unable to justify in his heart why the Creator has sent turmoil upon what he has built-in this world. However the Creator does not nurture the desires of this world, that have appeared only because of the fall from adhesion to HIM. The Creators Covenant is with the soul of man and not with his Earthly existence.
In conclusion it is clear that the state of righteousness is not based on any physical action performed by a person, but in the ability to justify the Creators actions through Faith, which is an inner degree called Abraham.
He eventually became a man who “believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15:6).
“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8).
(Hebrews 11:8). On this occasion Abraham trusted God. But Abraham wasn’t perfect.
I must create and uncover the bible stories within myself, I must yearn and find the faith of Abraham within myself. I must build the desire of Moses to free myself from my own enslavement to Pharoah ( Egoism). I must build a love for the Creator that David gradually built. The bible should be read as the story of your very soul, then the Light of Wisdom and Mercy will show itself to you……and all your eye will see is nothing but HIM.
By: Jason Swartz