Righteousness is God’s perfect standard. Paul uses the phrase “for in it” to refer to the gospel mentioned in the preceding verse. He’s saying that God’s righteousness is unveiled in the gospel.
This is good news since we do not measure up to God’s standard. In other words, we cannot achieve God’s righteousness through personal effort. We do not obtain it through any good work. Rather, it is given to us through faith.
And God’s righteousness is revealed in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus, who knew no sin, was made to be sin for us, taking on our punishment so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21). We receive his righteousness when we believe his Gospel.
Here is the problem. Most people on the planet do not believe this. Faith is on the rise as 84% of the global population identifies with a religious group (source). However, their faith is not in Christ alone.
The work continues.
This week, let’s pray:
Lord, thank you for giving me your righteousness through Christ. Show me how to help others discover what Christ has done so they can be righteous.
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