4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4 NIV)
Before Jesus, righteousness came by following the law. But following the law is pretty much impossible and shows us why we need a Savior.
When Jesus came on the scene, he fulfilled the law so that when I believed it was true, he became my righteousness. I no longer needed to make my own righteousness. Praise be to God! I believe!
Like Paul, I would do anything for the people I know and love to know Jesus the way I know him, to be free from trying to work their way in to heaven, to find the rest and peace I’ve found in Jesus Christ.