RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST!
“Not having righteousness of my own, even that which of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ.” Philippians 3:9
MEN OF HONOR:
For most people the desire to be righteous is very important. Debates, arguments, votes, and many various extra efforts are applied toward the desire to be right. Some will look to the law, some will tell of their good works, self-achievements, awards, and even give reference to people who might validate their character in order to justify themselves as righteous.
NOT BY THE LAW, NOR BY GOOD WORKS…
In some ways all of us at some time have broken both God’s law and Man’s law, even the best of us have fallen short and are unable to keep the whole law, as we read,
“As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.” Roman3:10-12
If you are trying to justify yourself by keeping the law, you will be disappointed, because none of can keep the law at all points, if you are trying to justify yourself by doing good deeds listen to what is said,
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” Isaiah 64:6
Wow! So much for try, try again, it doesn’t work towards our justification!
There is only one way that we can be justified before God. That is by faith in Christ Jesus!
Jesus is our righteousness, as we read,
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2Corinthians 5:21
“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference between Jew and Gentile.” Romans 3:22
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