Pristine Grace

Righteousness That Has No Equal
by Kenny Dyess
Righteousness That Has No Equal

    Sinners find neither strength, merit, nor cause within themselves for God to look upon them savingly. It is a stark reality, that that which is flesh, is flesh and shall always be so. It is but delusion to believe that this flesh is improving day by day and thereby becoming more acceptable to God. This is Satan's lie; "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

    Yet those to whom God has given open eyes, ears and a heart to believe his glorious gospel know for a fact that they are viewed as the very righteousness of God, in Christ. They know that their righteousness is not found within themselves, in thought, word, or deed, but only and always in their righteous Substitute. It is only through the finished work of Christ alone, the sinner's Mediator and Surety that a sinner can stand before God clothed in a righteousness that he did not and could not produce.

    Seeking to mix the works of the flesh with the finished work of Christ is to seek to patch the holes of your moth eaten garment of self righteousness with the righteousness of Christ in only the deficient areas. True, eternal righteousness and self righteousness simply cannot dwell together in agreement. Fig leaf coverings and Jesus as a supplement just won't do.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus name

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand