“For, being ignorant of God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God.” Rom. 10:3
Many people today, unfortunately even many who call themselves Christians, do not understand the righteousness of God. You want so well, but still it will be wrong. When Jesus hung on the cross, He said, “It is finished”, just before He died. Jesus has done everything for us, it is finished, we can not add anything. Unfortunately, not everyone understands this.
“Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness for every one who believes.” Rom. 10:4
When one submits to the righteousness of God, by believing in Jesus, one pleases God. In this way we honor Jesus and the precious sacrifice He made for us. By believing, Jesus becomes your righteousness. This understanding creates a gratitude in our hearts. That gratitude makes us do lots of good things, because Jesus has already done everything for us.
God bless you.
/ David Billström