God is a just God. God is a righteous God.
God does not view a high level of human “righteousness” as righteousness. And God does not view a high level of human “holiness” as holiness. Righteousness is 100% or 0% in God’s eyes. Holiness is 100% or 0% in God’s eyes.
So how can any of us escape our deserved judgment?
Our judgment of others is often an attempt to justify ourselves. And it mig…ht justify ourselves in our eyes, but no one can justify himself in God’s eyes. So we are all unrighteous. But here’s the good news: Christ paid the price for our unrighteousness.
In God’s love, He gives us grace instead of judgment. When God looks at us through the work of Christ, He sees us as holy and blameless in His sight. That is grace.
God placed our sin upon Christ; and Christ’s righteousness upon us. That is grace.