For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
~ Romans 1:17; 3:22
God’s righteousness for us starts and ends with faith. He declares us righteous. We are not righteous because of the family we were born into, and not because of our works, our actions. What freedom to grow into the best person that you can be.
Sometimes you are on a team where the coach creates this atmosphere. Everyone knows that they belong. It isn’t based on how well you do in the game. It is based on coach’s decision that you are on the team. Some coaches use fear or anger to motivate. That works some short term. But once in a while you get a coach that has stuck with his players and they know that it is because of him that they are on the team. These players are willing to give everything they have for the coach and the team. A team like this is very hard to beat. They can beat a bigger, stronger, faster team because of the way they pull together.
This is the way to become the BEST that you can be.