It is by grace you have been saved.
Do you ever wonder if you’re good enough to go to heaven?
That’s why you must depend on God’s righteousness, not yours. “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed” (Rom 1:17). Not a righteousness of your own, “but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God” (Phil 3:9).
When you responded in faith to the gospel, God declared you righteous. You were not made righteous but declared righteous.
The righteousness of Christ was “credited” to your account (Rom 4:24). “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21).
Good enough to go to heaven? No!
Going to heaven because of his grace? Yes!
Grace met you where you were,
but it didn’t leave you where it found you.