And be found in union with Him, not having any righteousness of my own based on legalism, but having that righteousness which comes through the Messiah's faithfulness, the righteousness from God based on faith.
Insight: The apostle Paul told the church in Corinth that we are given the right standing with God (righteousness) because Jesus has taken our sin upon Himself. The righteousness that we walk in now is the great gift given to us by Jesus. If we believe that is true in us then we are righteous, by His choice and design.
Prayer: Blessed are You Lord our God who has given us a right standing into eternity with the Father. Lord, teach me to act in righteousness, that I might give glory to the Father in my thought, word and deed.