You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions – Psalm 45:7
Righteousness is the character or quality of being right or just. It is uprightness before God. It is something we practice. Blessed is he who does righteousness at all times. Righteousness delivers one from eternal death. It is everlasting. It leads to life. In fact, the way of righeousness is life (Proverbs 12:28). Righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34) and it will bring peace. We are to seek it.
In order to love righteousness, we must first be righteous. What does it mean to be righteous? It is to walk in integrity; desire justice for the innocent and oppressed. It is to have regard for the lives and well being of others; to treat people with love, kindness and compassion. “The righteous consider the cause of the poor” (Proverbs 29:7). The righteous shows mercy and gives (Psalm 37:21). He or she is always merciful and lends (Psalm 37:26).
God loves the righteous and will not allow them to famish. King David declared, “I have been young and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his descendants begging bread (Psalm 37:25). A righteous person and his or her family are blessed.
Like God we are to love righteousness and hate wickedness (Psalm 45:7).