God freely gives away his righteousness.
God’s wonderful declaration that we are righteous in his eyes can only come when we put our faith in Christ, and not in keeping the law.
He eliminates our guilt and makes us right with him by faith no matter who we are.
Let me use Abraham as an example. What was his experience of being made right with God? Was it by his good works of keeping the law?
Listen to what the Scriptures say:
“Because Abraham believed God’s words, his faith transferred God’s righteousness into his account.”
When people work, they earn wages. It can’t be considered a free gift, because they earned it. But no one earns God’s righteousness. It can only be transferred when we no longer rely on our own works, but believe in the one who powerfully declares the ungodly to be righteous in his eyes.
It is faith that transfers God’s righteousness into your account!
When we believe and embrace the one who brought our Lord Jesus back to life, perfect righteousness will be credited to our account as well.
Our faith in Jesus transfers God’s righteousness to us and he now declares us flawless in his eyes. This means we can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us.
Adapted from Romans 3-5 (TPT)