Righteousness keeps him who is upright in the way, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6 MEV
Our verse today tells us that righteousness will keep the upright (the holy living).
Many are the protections of God that surround the right living righteous. God said, “Be holy for I Am holy,” and that is what He expects from our part of the cocenant we have in Christ Jesus.
God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 MEV
God has given us righteousness (right standing with Him) as a gift.
For if by one man’s trespass death reigned through him, then how much more will those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 MEV
Our part of the covenant is to believe and receive by faith. Faith without corresponding action is lifeless so we are to present ourselves as living sacrifices to God and live holy lives that He might be glorified in us.
I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2 MEV