We are righteous...
not by anything we have done, or because of how holy we think we live. Rather, we are righteous because God declared us righteous because of His grace! Likewise, God saved us based on grace, and not on anything we did that was deserving of being saved (v.5).
The lesson to me is that I need to remember that I have nothing to boast about being righteous, and at the same time, I should not live in condemnation when I miss the mark, because perfection isn't why I am righteous to begin with. i simply need to abide in God and His will, and walk in the righteousness that He freely provided me.
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