Righteous means something that is perfect and good. Righteousness means the quality of being perfect and good. Of course, there is only one person who is truly righteous and that's Jesus. In Acts Paul refers to him as the Righteous One. Being righteous or right with God is impossible in our own strength because we're all sinners. Romans 3:10 says, There is no one who is righteous, not even one. Thankfully, we can be made righteous through the blood of Jesus. Because he died and rose again in our place we have been made righteous or right with God. Romans 3:22 says, This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
Imagine eternal life in heaven is like a festival but the tickets are really expensive. Jesus wants all of you to go so much that he buys tickets everyone. It costs him a lot! All you have to do to go to the festival is to trust him that he has bought you a ticket. All you have to do to spend eternity with God is to believe that Jesus has paid the price for you and made you right with God.
Many of us struggle with the belief that we're not good enough. Guess what? We're right - we're not good enough. But praise the Lord we don't have to be good enough. We just have to believe that Jesus is God's son, that he came to earth as a baby, lived a sinless life and died and rose again. It is faith in Jesus that makes us righteous, not anything that we can do.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.