“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”
ONE OF THE BANES OF HUMANITY IS MAN’S tendency to justify himself! Man always believes he is better or more righteous than another.
Some times this self righteousness is also demonstrated in the guise of humility. Man abases himself and at the same time makes others believe he is more humble than they are!
The truth according to Romans chapter 2 is that every man is guilty before God.
In this chapter three, Paul declares that man is inherently evil. He asserts that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
ALL MEANS ALL!
Every man is indicted!
It is pathetic to hear some people say that there is good in man (that is the unregenerate man). they are humanists!
That thinking contradicts the scripture. Man is a sinner by nature; he is inherently evil. Every thing he does stems from that evil nature of his. All his good works are rejected by God.
As a result, man must be born again. Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.
Every man wants to be right before God. But the question is who determines the standard of righteousness with God; man or God? It has to be God!
God has said that THERE IS NOTHING MAN CAN DO IN AND OF HIMSELF THAT CAN MAKE him righteous before God. Isaiah 64:6
As a result, He offers righteousness to man freely and legally based on the finished work and penal substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
“God sent Christ to be our sacrifice. Christ offered his life’s blood, so that by faith in him we could come to God. And God did this to show that in the past he was right to be patient and forgive sinners. This also shows that God is right when he accepts people who have faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:25 CEV
The righteousness which God offers man is His very own righteousness. By His grace He makes it available freely for all that will accept the work of redemption done by His Son Jesus Christ. All that accept it, receive God’s righteousness.
Man’s problem is that he really wants to earn it. But God has deprived all humanity the ability to boast by offering it free. Herein men stumble, because they will like to brag about their achievement of salvation. But God refuses all such boasting. “What is left for us to brag about? Not a thing!” Romans 3:27 CEV.
All praise for our salvation and righteousness must be to Him alone!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!