Be found in righteousness through faith in Christ.
‘and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. ‘
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Heavenly Father in Jesus’ precious name!
The core idea of the subject verse from the Paul’s epistle is about righteousness that is from Christ. To be very specific, it is about the righteousness that comes through faith in Christ. As the verse starts, we are to be found in Him. The second coming of our Lord shall be an event of joy for righteous children of God. While the same shall be an event of fear and eternal death for the ungodly.
Not our righteousness; but the Lord’s
Everyone believes that they are generally good and righteous from their perspective. Some count their up-keeping of laws as righteous living. But when dug deep down to the core of our hearts, it becomes clear to us. Yes, by the revelation of Lord the Holy Spirit one could be aware their internal state. And those who do not know the Lord, their conscience convicts them of their indifference. Moreover, by God’s standard there is no one who is good says the holy scriptures.
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;Romans 3:10 NIV
As it could be inferred from the subject verse, man’s righteousness is nothing in the sight of the Almighty God. The righteousness that comes through faith in Jesus Christ is what is required and be found in us. Even more, the scriptures asks us to clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. For Jesus is our righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Therefore, let us not be blind to our state of living. But clothe ourselves with the Lord and His righteousness and stay blessed.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.Romans 13:14 NIV
In Jesus’ matchless and mighty name. Amen.