…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 and is by faith (Philippians 3:9).
Because my righteousness…isn’t.
Oh, it might look like kinda like righteousness–occasionally, a little, if you squint–but I’m not really fooling anyone.
Neither are you, Beloved.
But the righteousness that comes by faith, the one that the Father sacrificed his son to obtain for you, the one that Christ bled and died and suffered the horrors of the cross to share with you, the one the Holy Spirit lives and works in and through you to teach you to wear–
that one’s the real deal.
And it is now yours.
So wear it proudly, and in great humility.
Wield it with great strength and brokenness.
Rejoice over it with great joy and weeping.
Accept it as the free gift that cost everything.
Happy Friday, Beloved.