More often than not, many people think what makes them good, is the good acts that they do. They think well, “I am a good person, I give to the poor, I go to church every Sunday, I am not rude to the homeless guy at the corner…I definitely must be living right”.
But we need to understand that living right is beyond our personal actions. Its about who, through his suffering became sin that we may become the righteousness of God through him(2 Corinthians 5:21). It is not right living and good deeds that make you righteous but righteousness that makes you live right. It is impossible to live right without righteousness. Half the time, when people think they are living right, they aren’t because they are either doing things to please others or for their own selfish benefit. Righteousness comes with love. Love will compel you to do right, not because its expected but because you love God and you love the next person.
Get to know Christ. Receive the gift of righteousness and reign in life through him. Romans 5:17.
God Bless you.