QUALITIES OF A RIGHTEOUS OR GODLY PERSON

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QUALITIES OF A RIGHTEOUS OR GODLY PERSON. Ezekiel.18:5-9.

  1. He does what is just and right. Eze. 18:5.
  2. He does not eat at the mountain shrines. Eze.18:6.
    Eating meat sacrificed to idols on the high places.
    Please see Eze.6:3 and Hosea.4:13.
  3. He does not look to the idols of the house of Israel.
    Eze.18:6.
    Please see Eze.23:27; 33:25.
  4. He does not defile his neighbours wife. Eze.18:6. That is adultery.
    Please see Exodus.20:14.
  5. He does not oppress anyone. Eze.18:7. By fraud or force, particularly the poor.
  6. He returns what he took in pledge for a loan. Eze.18:7. Not embezzling it or keeping it beyond the time fixed by the law of God. Please see Exodus.22:26,27; Deuteronomy.24:12,13; Amos.2:8.
  7. He does not commit robbery. Eze.18:7.
  8. He gives food to the hungry. Eze.18:7. Please see Deut.15:5-11; Mathew.25:31-46.
  9. He provides clothing for the naked. Eze.18:7. See Mt.25:31-46.
  10. He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest. Eze.18:8. Making unjust gain from others by extortion.
    Please see Ezekiel.22:12; Psalm.15:6; Exodus.22:25; Leviticus.25:35-37; Deut.23:19.
  11. He withholds his hand from doing wrong. Eze.18:8. Please see Jeremiah. 22:3.
  12. He judges fairly between man and man. Eze.18:8. Please see Zechariah.8:16.
  13. He follows God’s decrees. Eze.18:9.
  14. He faithfully keeps God’s laws. Eze.18:9.

Do we have the above qualities of a righteous person in our life?

Let us study God’s word and obey the Lord in all areas to lead a righteous life.


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