that I may gain Christ 9 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 3:9 NIV

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I follow God’s law as best as I can

Why do we make such a fuss

I think I look pretty good

Dressed in my own righteousness


I am much better than him or her

If comparison is our measure

I follow the letter to the “t”

My reputation is my treasure


I am in full control of actions

It’s a comfort that suits me well

No one works harder than I

To remove the stench of hell


It’s not up to me, you say

God requires faith to live each day


It’s relationships and not rules

When running in the faith race

Believing in Jesus’ and in Him alone

No room for my works in that space


To live by faith is a stretch

It is in a league of its own

God will get all of the credit

As He brings me safely home


Righteousness that comes from God

Dressed in a robe of white

Obtained totally by trusting in Him

It’s a walk by faith and not by sight