When we accept Jesus as our Lord and
Savior He clothes us with robes of
That means that we are in
Not because of our righteousness,
but because of Jesus' righteousness.
The gift of His righteousness to us.
In Romans 3: 10-31 Paul explains our Salvation through the
righteousness of Jesus Christ.
10 As the Scriptures say:
"There is no one who always does what is right,
not even one.
11 There is no one who understands.
There is no one who looks to God for help.
12 All have turned away.
Together, everyone has become useless.
There is no one who does anything good;
there is not even one." — (Psalm 14:1–3)
13 "Their throats are like open graves;
they use their tongues for telling lies." — (Psalm 5:9)
"Their words are like snake poison." — (Psalm 140:3)
14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and hate." — (Psalm 10:7)
15 "They are always ready to kill people.
16 Everywhere they go they cause ruin and misery.
17 They don't know how to live in peace." — (Isaiah 59:7–8)
18 "They have no fear of God." — (Psalm 36:1)
19 We know that the law's commands are for those who have the law.
This stops all excuses and brings the whole world under God's judgment,
20 because no one can be made right with God by following the law.
The law only shows us our sin.
21 But God has a way to make people right with Him without the law,
and He has now shown us that way which the law and the prophets told us about.
22 God makes people right with Himself through their faith in Jesus Christ.
This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all people are the same:
23 Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God's glorious standard,
24 and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is
a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ.
25 God sent Him to die in our place to take away our sins. We receive
forgiveness through faith in the blood of Jesus' death. This showed
that God always does what is right and fair, as in the past when He
was patient and did not punish people for their sins.
26 And God gave Jesus to show today that He does what is right.
God did this so he could judge rightly and so He could make right
any person who has faith in Jesus.
27 So do we have a reason to brag about ourselves? No! And why not?
It is the way of faith that stops all bragging, not the way of trying
to obey the law.
28 A person is made right with God through faith, not through obeying the law.
29 Is God only the God of the Jews? Is he not also the God of those
who are not Jews?
30 Of course He is, because there is only one God. He will make Jews
right with Him by their faith, and He will also make those who are not
Jews right with Him through their faith.
31 So do we destroy the law by following the way of faith? No!
Faith causes us to be what the law truly wants."
(New Century Version)
In 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul wrote:
30 "God Himself made the way so you can have new life through Christ Jesus. God gave us Christ to be our wisdom. Christ made us right with God and set us apart for God and made us holy. Christ bought us with His blood and made us free from our sins.
31 It is as the Holy Writings say, "If anyone is going to be proud of anything, he should be proud of the Lord." (New Life Version)
The bible says that the righteous man shall live by faith.
In the Old Testament is says:
“See he is puffed up;
His desires are not upright -
But the righteous will live by his faith.”
Habakkuk 2:4 (NIV)
Then in the New Testament Paul wrote to the Romans
To tell them the good news that Jesus Christ is revealed
As promised in the Old Testament.
“For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,
A righteousness that is by faith from first to last,
Just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’”
Paul writes to the Hebrews:
“He who is coming will come and will not delay.
But my righteous one will live by faith. And
If he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”
Paul writes to the Galatians:
“Clearly no one is justified before God by the law,
Because, ‘The righteous will live by faith.”
John wrote that Jesus Christ is the one who is truly righteous
1 John 2: 1-6
1 "My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
3 And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. 5 But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. 6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did." (New Living Translation)
Isaiah 60:10 says:
"Let me tell you how happy God has made me! For He has
clothed me with garments of salvation and draped about me
the robe of righteousness." (The Living Bible)
and in Ephesians 6:14 Paul writes:
"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
having put on the breastplate of righteousness,"
The breastplate is a covering to protect our heart.
Jesus covers our sins with His righteousness.
When we go before God we are robed with
Jesus' righteousness. God will only see
the righteousness of Jesus when we go before Him.