September 29th, 2016
Faith Relies On God’s Righteousness
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: (Philippians 3:9 KJV)
Mankind suffers the loss of things pertaining to his own self, gaining the righteousness of God. The Truth is all about God and has nothing to do with any works of man. A self-righteous man has no room for the righteousness of God because of his own inflated ego together with a diminished or depleted sense of the goodness of God.
God cannot exist alongside darkness and evil. A man who is comfortable dwelling amongst the darkness of this world cannot exist in a relationship with God. Man must have faith in the goodness of God and the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ rather than clinging to any reliance upon himself.
A relationship with God is not based upon any goodness of mankind but rather is founded upon the righteousness of God. Grace is the only avenue which freely supplies man with God’s rich grace and mercy. All other avenues lead to darkness and defeat in this world and forever in the eternal realm.