I have some good news for you today—and for me. Here it is:
If I am covered by the righteousness of Jesus, then I have nothing to defend and nothing to prove. I do not need to defend my own righteousness nor create my own righteousness. I am free to boast in the work of Jesus for me, in me and through me. Everything I have is all of grace—200 proof. So be free in the gospel, my friends, and live in such a way that you have nothing to defend and nothing to prove. Jesus is your perfect righteousness!