“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes….For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith” Rom 1:16
God is holy and his standard is very high. We as humans have been tainted by sin, for there’s no one that is righteous according to scripture. God requires us to be righteous to stand before him.
Paul had confidence in the gospel message to bring about salvation to all who believe. This very gospel also revealed the righteousness of God, that is Jesus’ righteousness. By faith, Jesus’ righteousness becomes ours, allowing us access to God.
I hope that this truth encourages you to stand firm in your faith, knowing that God made a way for sinners to be righteous before him!