SALVATION IS NEVER ABOUT YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT GOD FREELY GIVES TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
(Rom 3:21-23) “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.”
(Rom 1:17) “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’”THOSE WHO RECEIVE GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS REIGN IN LIFE.
(Rom 5:17) “For if, by the trespass of the one man (Adam), death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”SALVATION IS A GIFT FOR YOU TO RECEIVE AND NOT A REWARD FOR YOU TO EARN.
WE ARE TOLD NOT TO SET ASIDE THE GRACE OF GOD. REMEMBER, IF RIGHTEOUSNESS COULD BE GAINED THROUGH YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW, CHRIST DIED FOR NOTHING.
(Gal 2:21) “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
GOD MADE CHRIST WHO HAD NO SIN TO BE SIN FOR US, SO THAT WE CAN BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.
(2Cor 5:21) “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST!
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT!