Given the amount of information we process, as well as our human tendency toward immediate gratification, we might chalk this promise up to be something to consider down the road. But this would be a mistake.
We receive God’s trust by trusting the Promisor.
Favor with God comes by genuine trust, for the greatest individuals and for the least.
We really don’t trust God. And so, we pile on the weight of rules, and privileges, and pride, and we march up to the righteous Judge and say, “look at me!”
God provides His righteousness through faith in Jesus.
Personal trust in Jesus Christ enables a righteous standing before God.
We stand condemned before the righteous wrath of God.
Before the judgment of God, none of us possess a “get out of jail free” card.
Most of us probably have a love-hate relationship with mirrors. They help us look our best, but they also reveal our worst.
Whether blatantly rebellious or sophisticatedly moralistic, no one is righteous on their own before God. We are all guilty.