IT’S A BIG MISTAKE TO MEASURE YOUR STANDING BEFORE GOD BASED ON YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW. YOU SEE, NO ONE WILL BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS IN HIS SIGHT BY OBSERVING THE LAW. (Rom 3:20) “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.”
REMEMBER, GOD DID NOT GIVE THE LAW FOR MEN TO BE JUSTIFIED BY; GOD GAVE THE LAW SO THAT EVERY MOUTH MAY BE STOPPED AND THE WHOLE WORLD BECOMES GUILTY BEFORE HIM.
(Rom 3:19) “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
THE GOOD NEWS HOWEVER IS THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST. HE CAME AND FULFILLED ALL THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW ON OUR BEHALF. HE RECEIVED THE PUNISHMENTS FOR ALL OUR SINS IN HIS BODY AND THROUGH HIS BLOOD SHED ON THE CROSS WE HAVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS BY FAITH IN HIM. (Eph 1:7-8) “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
NOW, “RIGHTEOUSNESS” FROM GOD APART FROM THE LAW WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST.
(Rom 3:2I-24) “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”