Righteous Eternally

“Where, then, is there room for boasting? Do our works bring God’s acceptance? Not at all! It was not our works of keeping the law but our faith in his finished work that makes us right with God. So our conclusion is this: God’s wonderful declaration that we are righteous in his eyes can only come when we put our faith in Christ, and not in keeping the law.” Romans 3:27-28 TPT

When I think I can boast
In doing work for God
Looking down on others
For their sins and failures
Your Spirit whispers to me
Of how I need a Saviour
For I can never be perfect
Never by works earn Your favour

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I’m struggling with sin
Struggling with temptation 
I cannot overcome it
With my strength and determination 
For when I think I can see
Without Your help a way forward
Sin clouds my judgement 
And pride becomes my fall

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I think I have wisdom
To deal with situations
That I can know Your ways
By just Your rules and regulations 
Map a path forward
That leads me to heaven
Jesus reminds me
Of the Pharisees leaven

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I seek to judge
The actions of others
Pointing out their sins
And their moral failures
Thinking I have lived 
A better life than them
You remind me I’ve failed to love
The way that only Jesus can

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When my eyes are on me
Recording successes or failures
I’m not looking at Jesus
To become like my Saviour
I need to change where I gaze
Put Jesus in first place
That is the repentance
At the heart of Salvation

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

When I gaze at Jesus
See His holy life
I am moved by the beauty
Of His righteous love
The way He seeks the lost and broken
To show them God’s love
With His healing and forgiveness 
And His embracing righteousness 

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

The more I gaze at Jesus
The clearer I see my failures
How my own works
Can never earn God’s favours
But I also see the hope
See that Jesus still loves me
Reaches out to heal and save me
To give His life to me

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

The more I gaze at Jesus
Receiving His Salvation
The softer my heart becomes
With His love and forgiveness 
I become more like
The One whom I behold
His Spirit flowing through me
Re-creates me in His mould

So I fall back on Jesus
As my only hope
Only He has lived a perfect life
In this broken world
And as I put my faith and trust
In His saving work
God You declare over me
“You are righteous, eternally.”

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