The term "righteousness" has become a religious cliche today. Few people really understand what it is, and still fewer see its relevance to daily living. Righteousness is the biblical term that refers to our relationship with the Lord. It describes our right standing, or lack thereof, with the Father. It's essential to our eternal destiny, and no one can experience God's blessings in this life without being made righteous. Righteousness is mentioned one-and-a-half as many times as faith is in the Bible. It's imperative that we understand and apply righteousness to our daily lives.