The righteous will live by faith. Romans 1:17
Your faith in God is essential to walking in righteousness because it is God who produces righteousness inside of you. You don’t do it yourself. Not only that, but you will never be more righteous than you are today. You are as righteous in the eyes of God as you will ever be, from your darkest hour to when you go to be with Him. Why? Because you have already been made righteous by God in Christ.
When you get a consciousness of your righteousness established within you, then you truly begin to act out of God’s holiness. 2 Corinthians 16:7 says, “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” This kind of righteousness will change your world for Christ. Nothing feels better than when temptation knocks at your door and you allow His righteousness to rise up inside of you to enable you to refuse it. Temptation just tucks its tail and goes down the sidewalk to someone else’s house-all because of the resurrected righteous One who lives inside of you!