“When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.” Ezekiel 33:18-20 (KJV)
Whose righteousness do we have? If we walk in our own self-righteousness then we fall short of God’s expectations.
The following are verses from the New Testament:
“As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, no, not one…” Romans 3:10
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…” Romans 3:23
We need; I need the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and His death, burial and resurrection have supplied that to me and to all who will call on His name.