“In the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “the righteous shall live by faith””
This was the verse that lead to Martin Luther’s salvation. He’d been striving as a Roman Catholic monk for salvation by his works until this verse forcefully told him that salvation was by faith in the righteousness of God.
Our righteousness, our religious deeds are like filthy rags before a holy God. But Christ’s perfect righteousness can be ours by faith in him alone.
We can either be judged as we deserve or according to the perfect righteousness of Christ. May all my readers be found in Him on the day when he returns!
“Father God, thank you for revealing a righteousness by which I may be saved. And thank you for giving me the faith to claim Christ’s righteousness for myself. In his name I pray, amen”