(being upright before God)

"Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do,
and does not do it, to him it is sin."
James 4:17

Those who say:
"I didn't do anything wrong," "I never hurt anyone," or
"I never even bothered anyone,"
fall short of "doing right" and "helping."
Righteousness is not just the absence of sin--
it's the presence of right-doing.
The absence of wrong-doing leaves a void that
is to be filled with righteous deeds.
Faith without works is dead!
Jesus said to those on His left:
"Depart from Me . . .
for I was hungry,and you gave Me nothing to eat;
I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in;
naked, and you did not clothe Me;
sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me . . .
to the extent that you did not do it to one of
the least of these, you did not do it to Me."
Matthew 25:43-45