This righteousness (God’s righteousness) is given through Jesus Christ’s faith to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew or Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. - Rom 3:22-23
Paul is declaring the righteousness of God and His justice. The Law required a sacrifice for sins that were committed according to the Law. The problem was that even though the Jews sacrificed, even their offerings were tainted because of their imperfection. However, through Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice from the person who lived the perfect life come forth and God’s justice has been balanced through His own actions.
So, what does that mean for people, well that is the Good News or Gospel. It means that all can come to the gracious salvation of the Lord not matter who you are. There is now no more Jew or Gentile but all are the same in God’s eyes. And it does not matter where you come from or what you have done, Jesus wants a relationship with you.
Furthermore, it means that I do not have to wait until my life is “all together” before I come to Him. Jesus is a doctor, healing the sick and broken. He is not looking for the perfect He is looking for those who want to get well, just like He asked of the man at the pool. He wants to start a relationship with you in your brokenness, not in your perfection.
Finally, when I do come to Him, I am a work in progress. There should be a change in me; a constant change until the day He calls me home. He will continue to grow His righteousness in me if I will continue in His ways and by His direction. This is all Good News because none of it relies on my ability to do anything, but on His righteousness found in Jesus Christ.
So, whether you think you have failed too much or not tried enough or are not good enough for Him, Jesus says, I can fix that. He is looking for people like you who are wanting something more; are wanting something to rely on greater than themselves. He is looking for people just like you and I to say, “Be my Lord.” He wants people who want to change and take on the free gift of grace.
God Bless You,