I had something of an interesting revelation the other day about my pride. I am sure we are all familiar with the shame we feel after a particular sin or ‘spritiual bad day’ where we just don’t want to face our father. It is just like report card day when I was in school.
I suddenly realized that my position before God has nothing do to with me and it is an arrogant to think that it does. I am the righteousness of God because Christ became sin. (2 Cor 5:21) It is in Christ and through faith in him we may approach God. (Eph 3:12) I don’t want a righteousness of my own, that comes from obeying or disobeying, quite frankly it will never suffice. The Gospel is the God not only gave us the demand of righteousness but the means of righteousness in his Son.
I am have been justified by Christ not through anything in me but by grace through faith in Christ. It is a wonderful thing, I would even call it “Good News.”