The Kitchen Table Devotional
Philippians 3 Day 5
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith Philippians 3:9
There’s a need to sense that things are right. And there is a sense that things are right that we can earn horizontally with people and there is a sense that things are right that we receive from God. One we work for, and the other Jesus worked for. When things are right vertically, they can be right horizontally. That’s why we don’t try to fix ourselves before we go to God but rather, we go to God and let Him fix us so that we go on in life with Him. God determines what is right and Jesus makes us that way. Receive that by faith, because we can’t get it by force.