Philippians 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

I obey the Ten Commandments, I pray every night, I attend church every week, I read my Bible, I don’t eat pork, I fast every month therefore, I’m righteous. Wrong!!! This is self-righteousness and it’s filth in the eyes of God (Isaiah 64:6).

The righteousness of faith says, “I know I don’t have it all together and I know I’ve sinned but, through the blood of Jesus, He has made me righteous.” This is the righteousness that is God-approved. This is righteousness we should live by.

Does this mean we can do whatever we want to do and claim we’re righteous? Of course not. What this means is we make a valiant effort to honor God with our lives because He’s been so good to us but, at the end of the day, we know it’s ONLY His (Jesus’) blood that makes us righteous.

We should never look at our actions as a point of righteousness or to point out someone else’s unrighteousness. Realize we all need and have grace available to us and that’s how we’re righteous.