Law, Justice, Love, Law, etc. - Biblical Worldview
Romans 8:4 in order that the righteous requirement of …
By the righteousness of the law, is not meant the righteousness of the ceremonial law, though that was fulfilled by Christ; but of the moral law, which requires holiness of nature, righteousness of life, and death in case of disobedience; active righteousness, or obedience to the precepts of the law, is designed here.
Righteous Among the Nations - Wikipedia
It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.
It is joy to the righteous to do judgment; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
To do justice is joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
Her attributes are a blindfold, a balance, and a sword
man might then be justified by it, and so the grace of God, and the righteousness of Christ, must be set aside: there never was any mere man that could fulfil it; for obedience to it must not only be performed perfectly, but with intenseness of mind and spirit; a man must be sinless in thought, word, and deed; and this would be to put man upon a level with Adam in a state of innocence, and the angels in heaven: nor is this to be understood of any righteousness inherent in man; internal holiness is never called the righteousness of the law; and could it be thought to be righteousness, yet it can never be reckoned the whole righteousness of the law: and though it is a fruit of Christ's death, it is the work of the Spirit, and is neither the whole, nor any part of our justification: but this is to be understood of the righteousness of the law fulfilled by Christ, and imputed to us; Christ has fulfilled the whole righteousness of the law, all the requirements of it; this he has done in the room and stead of his people; and is imputed to them, by virtue of a federal union between him and them, he being the head, and they his members; and the law being fulfilled by him, it is reckoned all one as it was fulfilled in, or if by them; and hence they are personally, perfectly, and legally justified; and this is the end of Christ's being sent, of sin being laid on him, and condemned in him.