Jesus Christ paid for all of our sin. For most of us this is the central, key statement of Christianity. We call it the Good News, the Gospel.
In our society, this is not enough. Our world pushes us to keep ourselves at the center. Our striving. Our improvement. Our goodness.
So just as much a part of the Gospel is this: Jesus Christ gives us his righteousness.
You have no righteousness of your own.
This is a lifechanging concept in our self-oriented, striving-after-personal-improvement world.
It is the message of the Bible.
For an excellent treatment of this critical Biblical truth, take 45 minutes and listen here.
The Gospel is not just sin forgiven. The Gospel is sin forgiven, righteousness given. And it makes all the difference.