We are not righteous in and of ourselves. Our righteousness comes from God and God alone. Jesus imputes His righteousness into us so that we can see God. For you see, Hebrews 12:14 says that without holiness, no man will see God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." Isn't that terrific? You see, if you are a child of God, you are holy. Are you feeling that you can't live the Christian life? That's right where you need to be. You see, God never asked you to live the Christian life apart from Him. He wants to be your strength, He wants to live the Christian life through you and do for you what you could never do for yourself.
Genesis 15:6; Deuteronomy 6:25; 2 Samuel 22:21; Psalm 4:1; 7:17; 9:4; 11:7; 24:5; 31:1; 36:10; 71:15; 89:16; Jeremiah 23:6; Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:10; 1 Corinthians 1:30