Timeless truths from Philippians 3:9.
Righteousness is only attained one way, through faith in Jesus Christ. Our problem is we want to mix things up. We want to put 95% of our faith in Christ and then add our 5%. Whatever the percentage we are comfortable contributing, the fact is that if you think you contribute 1%, you have missed the truth of Grace. You are not saved by 99% grace and 1% good works, you are saved by 100% grace. Your faith cannot be in God mostly and you some. Even if your “some” is a little. You contribute NOTHING to your being righteous. It is totally, 100% Jesus! That’s right. You don’t add a cent.
“and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,” Philippians 3:9 NASB