But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith in and of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe – have faith, hope and live in Love, Amen.
Paul refused to rely on a righteousness of his own. He trusted instead in the “righteousness of God,” meaning “the righteousness that comes from God.” That is an imputed righteousness, one that is credited to us although we did not perform it. By faith in Jesus we receive that righteousness. It covers us like a garment, pure and whit
And we pray:
Father LORD – El Shaddai, I ask that You root out all human pride in me. Cast out of our hearts any lingering trust in our own ability to keep Your Law and work out our acceptability in Your sight. Your Law is too tall for us to surmount and its shadow too long for us to escape. There is no hiding place from the negative merit of our own sin but in your Son we dwell, Amen.
This is how we know that we live in God and God in us: our Father has given us of His Spirit, Amen. 1 John 4:13