Paul and the gospel (1-6)
Paul and the Romans
Paul and Evangelism
It is a righteous status which God requires if we are ever to stand before him, which he achieves through the atoning sacrifice of the cross, which he reveals in the gospel, and which he bestows freely on all who trust in Jesus Christ.
Thus ‘the righteousness of God’ can be thought of as a divine attribute (our God is a righteous God), or activity (he comes to our rescue), or achievement (he bestows on us a righteous status).
Those who are righteous by faith also live by faith. Having begun in faith, they continue in the same path.