For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."Romans 4:3(NASB)
Abraham was given a promise, when God called him out of Ur of the Chaldes and he trusted God. Abraham believed what God has said, which resulted in his being proclaimed righteous.
The Hebrew for the word believed is "aman" and carries with the thought of being propped up and supported - carried by God. Abraham rested on the character of God and trusted His word. He abided in the truth of Scripture. Abraham believed the word God gave to him, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
All who trust in Jesus as saviour are credited with His righteousness, for we too have trusted the word of God for salvation. All who believe the good news that Christ died for their sins and rose the third day to pay the price for their sins have been clothed in the righteousness of Christ, by faith.
As righteousness has been credited to us on His behalf, let us by faith live righteous lives, so that all that we do is done by faith and not by our flesh. Just as we were credited with righteousness at salvation let us continue to live by faith, with thanksgiving for all that He has done for us.
Thank You Lord for clothing me in Your righteousness. Help me to live godly in Christ Jesus, to Your praise and glory in His name I pray, AMEN