Righteousness is by FAITH and NOT LAW.
What is the Righteousness of the LAW ? It is WORKS.
Romans 10 “5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who DOES these things will LIVE by them.”
Paul said that NOBODY can justified by the LAW (Rom 3:28, Gal 3:11)
The Righteousness of FAITH is SIMPLY BELIEVE in JESUS to be SAVED/RIGHTEOUS.
Romans 10 “6 But the righteousness that is by FAITH says: …..the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you BELIEVE and are JUSTIFIED, and it is with your mouth that you profess your FAITH and are SAVED. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who BELIEVES in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
The nations (Gentiles outside the Law) received Righteousness by FAITH and not the law.
Romans 9-10 “30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone…….Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.”
But Israel FAILED….What was the mistake of Israel and some people today? They are pursuing Righteousness by the LAW and will not be saved. Those trusting in the Law do not realize that Jesus has ended the law so that Righteousness is given to ALL who BELIEVE.
Romans 10 “4 Christ is the END of the LAW so that there may be RIGHTEOUSNESS for everyone who BELIEVES.”