2Corinthians 5:21 says “For He (God) has made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ.”
Righteousness is an amazing gift from God. A gift we receive by simply putting our faith in Jesus Christ! Our Heavenly Father has made the plan of redemption so simple yet so powerful. I don’t have to work to be in right standing with God. My best efforts are useless compared to His righteousness. Isaiah 64:6 says, “All our righteousness are like filthy rags.” We will never be able to pay our own debt! However, I love the “but God” of the Bible. God made a way for me and you to come back into union with Him. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works less any man should boast.” Boast in what? Boast in his own efforts and best works. Stop trying to make it to God on your own! Stop putting your confidence in your ability to live right and holy. Start relying on God’s grace and strength and begin to see your self from a different place- the place of righteousness. Now by no means does this mean that we can live any way we want to live. When we became a child of God we put away the “old man” forever! No longer do I live a double standard life! I live unto God! Romans 6:1 says, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” Verse 12 says, “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.” You the spirit man, the real man on the inside is supposed to control the flesh and renew your mind to the Word of God! notice your mind is your POSSESSION. You are a spirit, your have a soul, you live in a body. Righteousness is WHO YOU ARE. Let God’s righteousness effect the rest of you. Renew your mind to God’s Word, control your body and don’t let it do the things it wants to do and you will see victory in your life every time!