Romans 4 ” 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.”
If we can be perfect in our behavior, then there was no need for Jesus to have come and died on the cross.
This is why Jesus died for us. He did not just die. But He was brutally crucified.
It’s because we could not save ourselves. There was nothing we could ever do to be righteous.
This is why the Righteous Jesus had to die for the ungodly.
But when ungodly sinners BELIEVE in JESUS then we are FORGIVEN and RIGHTEOUS LIKE JESUS HIMSELF.
Romans 4 “God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”
This is the Gospel !! We are Righteous, Perfect, Blameless, Forgiven, SAINTS, children of God only because of Jesus Christ’s finished work !!
It has nothing to do with our works, absolutely nothing.
We can do nothing to become like Jesus.
This is why Jesus died and rose again to make us RIGHTEOUS not by our works but by GRACE.
This is GRACE.
Believe in Jesus who loves you so much that the Perfect God became sin on the cross and rose from the dead to make you Righteous without your works.
Jesus did it all
2 Corinthians 5 “21 God made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
The Law required perfect obedience.
Jesus fulfilled the law because He never sinned.
The Law demanded death for all who sinned.
Jesus fulfilled the Law because He died for our sins.
He will not die again, because we are forgiven all sins.
The payment has been fully made.
The proof is that Jesus rose from the dead.
Dear believer, this is why we are the Righteousness of God.
It’s because Jesus did it all !!