How would you define a good person? Many define a “good” person as one who does good works: gives to the poor, attends church and Bible study, cares for their family, and volunteers when needed. However, it is possible to do many “good” things and not be right with God. Abba God says it is credited to you as righteousness when you have faith in Him (Romans 4:5). You are living in God’s approval when you trust His promises to care and provide for you and when you trust that His boundaries are for your protection. You are credited as righteous when you believe He has your back and is moving for good on your behalf.
You are right with God when the object of your faith is Jesus and not how well you are performing. Your right standing with God is all about your heart. Is your heart willing to trust Jesus? You cannot please God with your good works or self-improvement. It is your trust in Jesus that sets you right before God, not trying to be good or following a certain set of rules and traditions. Your goodness just isn’t good enough. Jesus, the perfect, sinless Son of God and Son of man, is your solution to living “right.” Will you receive His Grace, His gift of life? Will you claim Him as your Messiah, your Savior and Lord, and your Way to connection with God? Will you say, “Yes! I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, lived on earth, was crucified for me, rose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding on my behalf?” (See Romans 8:34.) You are made right with God by placing your faith in Jesus Christ; by trusting Him with not just your life but every detail of your life. Are you right with God?
Romans 3:20–22 (NLT)
For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.