Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

There are so many people trying to create their own righteousness with God. They’re trying to do so many good things they think please God. They’re not eating a certain food, they’re not wearing makeup, they’re not enjoying themselves because they think God is pleased with their seriousness.

These same people torture themselves when they miss the mark. They punish themselves by reading the bible all day, they fast to punish their bodies, they may go into mild depression.

The righteousness Isaiah prophetically spoke about was a righteousness through Jesus Christ. This righteousness realizes that we’re at peace with God. This righteousness understands there is nothing we can do to earn His love or be more righteous than we can be through Jesus. This righteousness is not beating ourselves up because we know God’s not mad at us.

Don’t attempt to earn your righteousness through works. Be at peace and know you’re righteous through Christ.