It Has Never Been by Works Part 2
A real righteousness was credited to Abraham's account. We don't thank our employer for our wages as if they are a gift. Our wage is our due but justification is not something we could ever earn. There is no command for us to first become godly. It is a change of standing. We are given righteousness, and at the same time our sin is not counted against us. The sin is put upon Christ instead. Justification is entirely by grace.