Righteous One

By: Steve Negley

Posted: May 17, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

Names of Christ: Who Do You Say That I Am?

13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant[a] Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

Acts 3:13-15

One on-line dictionary gives us this definition for the word “righteous”



  1. (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.

Similar: good, virtuous, upright, upstanding, decent, worthy, ethical, principled, moral, high-minded, law-abiding, just, honest, innocent, faultless, honorable, blameless, guiltless, irreproachable, sinless, uncorrupted, anticorruption, saintly, angelic, pure, noble, noble-minded, pious, God-fearing, justifiable, justified, legitimate, defensible, supportable, rightful, well founded, sound, valid, admissible, allowable, understandable, excusable, acceptable, reasonable, sensible,


very good; excellent.

Having read this, can I view Jesus as “the Righteous One?”

Yes, I can.


Wonderful God, as You chose to walk on this earth and call people to follow You into an incredible new life, You indeed are the Righteous One. Let me cling to You and live Your life as a disciple of my Lord and Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.