“Christ Jesus…has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.” – I Corinthians 1:30
Our earthly good deeds do nothing to attain our salvation. Christ ALONE is righteous enough to stand before Almighty God. His righteousness is the only good that’s good enough to fulfill the Law of God on our behalf. Our earthly good deeds are nothing in comparison to Jesus Christ our Savior! Paul the Apostle said, “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.” (Philippians 3:8,9)
When we are followers of Jesus Christ, God looks at His righteousness as though it were our righteousness. “Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.” (1 John 3:7) When we truly follow the Lord with our whole heart, mind, and soul, we are righteous in Him.