The Secret to Being Righteous

7 August 2022

Sermon given by the Rev. Nathan Stomberg on 9 Pentecost (8/7/2022).

The battle between good and evil must be fought within our own hearts each and every day. This is why our works can’t save us, because we can’t possibly do anything on our own merit to earn our salvation. Only one person lived that perfect life, and that was Jesus Christ, the God-man, who offered himself up as a sacrifice to God for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.

Abraham was counted righteous for his faith in God. The same is true of us. True righteousness comes from faith in the One who is truly righteous. Faith in ourselves will only produce works that serve our own best interests.

Readings: Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:32-40