Our righteous acts are like filthy rags…and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
Notice God doesn’t say it is our sins that are filthy, but our ‘righteous acts’.
We can not achieve righteousness ourselves.
We can not attain to God’s level of moral perfection.
Does this mean we should stop trying?
Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Only when we give up, admit we are powerless, and we rest in His finished work – in His GRACE – can Christ work through us, as Jesus says to Paul.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
(2 Cor 12:9)
The Greek word for righteousness is dikaios.
The Bible hub website says this about the word:
In the writings of Paul this word has a peculiar meaning:…
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