Sometimes it seems we think the righteousness of God is some good gravy that can be put (imputed) into our spiritual vessels, and thus "made" righteous. But first our spiritual vessels must be drained of the awful unrighteous gravy produced by God's wrath over our sins. But the Bible does not teach that the righteousness of God is "good gravy." God is holy and blameless and perfect, His every action is perfectly just and ... well righteous! Sinners then might seek the righteousness of God through the Law. But alas, no flesh is justified through the Law. So, Sunday School Graduates, how do we attain the righteousness of God? First we must come to our senses and realize our status, a sinner separated from God. Next, we must realize we cannot obtain the righteousness of God through works, for in our state, all our works of righteousness are as filthy rags to God. Third, lets consider Philippians 3:9, Forth, but what are we talking about when we refer to "Christ's faithfulness? Lets turn to 2 Corinthians 5:21, So at the end of the day, the lost can obtain the righteousness of God by trusting fully in Christ and having God transfer us from being "in Adam" to being "in Him" based on crediting our faith in Jesus as righteousness. In Christ we are made holy and blameless and perfect, and thus we obtain the "righteousness of God."