Have you ever heard that God is your righteousness? Or Have you heard that God makes you righteous to clothe you with righteousness and we can never be righteous ourselves? If you believe so, then you are deceived by Paul’s lies and his misrepresentation of Scripture because neither Jesus, nor the Father taught any such nonsense.
Ps 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the LORD.
Ps 18:24 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
Psalmist writes, do the work of righteousness and trust God, not trusting God for your righteousness. Again he writes, the Lord recompensed him according to his righteousness. Many are deceived to trust God for His righteousness, yet no righteousness in them.
Isa 58:7-9a Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
Such people who have no righteousness in them, God will not even listen.
Ezek 33:13 “When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die.
If we trust on our righteousness to do iniquity, we will die. This does not mean not doing righteousness. If we don’t do righteousness, we still commit iniquity and we will die. Hence, we must always do righteousness and trust God.
Luke 18:9,14b Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: … for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Mark 7:21-23 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
Pride in heart defiles a man. If any man trusts in his righteousness to be pride in heart, then he had defiled himself. He must always be righteous and trust God, not on his righteousness to commit iniquity.
Ezek 14:14 “Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord GOD.
Matt 5:20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
What is the purpose that we trust God? We trust God that if we do righteousness, He will surely save us because of our righteousness. However, if we trust our righteousness and commit iniquity, we will surely die and none of our righteousness will be remembered.
1John 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
1John 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
God does not gives His righteousness or imputes any righteousness which are all lies of Paul. Neither Jesus, nor His disciples taught any such nonsense. If you practice righteousness, you are righteous and born of God.