There’s a wrong way to be right, and trusting in our own good works rather than in Jesus is one way legalism takes over our life. Paul wrote in Romans 3:20, “No one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the Law; rather, through the Law we become conscious of sin.” Try as we might, we’ll never be justified in the sight of God by our good works…only by our belief in His Son, Jesus Christ. But even though our righteousness doesn’t hinge on observing the Law, it has very important implications in our life. The Law is a mirror reflecting who God is and our own sinfulness… it also reveals to us very clearly what pleases and offends God. Yes, there’s a wrong way to be right, and trusting in our good works isn’t one of them.