There are two types of righteousness described in the Bible, righteousness by works and righteousness by faith.
That last statement was actually not technically correct, in that what the Bible tells us is the two ways that people use in order to become righteous.
What the Bible also tells us is that only one way is successful.
Many, including the nation of Israel (called zealots) and many today, think they have to act in a certain way and do certain works in order to become righteous.
That is known as law.
Others know that there is nothing they can do to become righteous so they trust in a Saviour instead and are made righteous through faith.
That is known as grace.
In the age that we are in today we live under grace and not law; no man is justified (or made righteous) by the works of the law but by faith (Romans 3 v 28).
The end of Romans 9 and the start of Romans 10 are clear in telling us that as Gentiles (all of us who are not Jews) we can only be made righteous through faith.
If we tried by law we would fail, as did the most zealous people who ever walked the face of the earth i.e. the Jewish nation.
We can only be made righteous as a gift of grace through faith.
Believe in this and trust in this and start living as if you are righteous!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have been made righteous as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus”.
Romans 9 v 30…..What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith