Inspiration: For therein the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17). Most religions of the world are reflective of man’s efforts to attain righteousness.
Man has sought the righteousness of God, struggling and trying their best to become righteous. Sadly, even amongst Christians, there are those still struggling to be righteous, thinking that if they become more righteous, God will hear their prayers.
The righteousness of God is revealed only in the gospel, and what the message says is that He’s given us His own righteousness, because we could not get or attain it by ourselves.
The gospel is the good news, and what it means, in a nutshell, is that you could not be righteous on your own, no matter how you tried. As a result, God had to give you His own righteousness as a gift.
All you have to do is to accept the righteousness of God, and it will be imparted to your spirit and you can live accordingly.
That God has given you His own righteousness is such a liberating truth. The gifts and the calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29).
It is also something that can’t be improved upon, because it is perfect, being the righteousness of God. This means you can never be more righteous than you already are. You can stand before Him now and always, unashamed. What an amazing reality!
That is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:24 says; “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” We have been declared his righteousness God by his grace; we have been acquitted by His grace.
We have been freed of all charges. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says; “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.”
Jesus took our place of sin and gave us His righteousness. We are as righteous as Jesus, and this is entirely God’s doing: “To declare, I say at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).