But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Reading Romans 1:18-3:20 you understand the gravity of sin and the difficult place that we are in. Romans 3:21ff is water to the soul! Fresh air! Hope.
God has given me righteousness by His grace through the blood of Jesus. As I receive today the redemption that Jesus has provided for me, I am righteous before God! I am able to approach Him now. I can relate to Him as my Father and I His son. What amazing grace.
All pretense fades away in the light of His grace.
Father, thank you…