Romans 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

Our righteousness is not based on our behavior, the amount of times we go to church, or the amount of good deeds we do for others. Our righteousness is solely based on our belief in Jesus Christ.

When we believe that Jesus is the Son of God Who exchanged our sins for His righteousness, we are saved and in right standing with God. Nothing else matters. We may not have our behavior in order, but we’re righteous. We may not be living a perfect holy life, but we’re righteous. We may indulge in sinful acts from time to time, but we’re righteous. It’s because of Jesus we’re righteous.

Should we take advantage of Jesus’ sacrifice and continue to intentionally sin knowing that no matter what we do we’re still righteous? Of course not. But, if we recognize His sacrifice compelled by His love for us, we wouldn’t want to sin. We wouldn’t want to intentionally go against Someone Who has done so much for us.

Let’s believe and be righteous and don’t allow anyone else to tell us something different.