“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3-4
Love for God and love for others drove everything that Jesus did. Jesus had a simple mission statement: Love God, Love Others. And, he did both perfectly for us.
Jesus fulfilled this proverb and gave the good name to you and me! He was perfectly loving and always faithful, and by faith you and I get to stand before God with a great reputation. This is what Paul means in Romans 1 when he says, “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’”
Righteousness, or a good name in the sight of God, is given as a gift by God to those who believe that Jesus loves them! For God so loved the world that He sent Jesus! Believe in Jesus and you’ll find yourself in great standing with God!