Walking out our own righteousness is leaning on the fleshly mind’s understanding of good, which by default rejects the author and authority of what is Godly. Therefore mankind makes its own intellect god so to appear to others to be Godly, but only serving man’s lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. So with this in mind, we see that the nature of the flesh is to created it’s own righteousness, by making up it’s own commandments and doctrines that make of no effect the commandments and doctrines of God all mighty.
This is true from the beginning, from Adam, for we all have been in slaved by the fleshly mind, which always serves a god after it’s own image, for all have gone astray after our own understanding of good. This is like an unwise builder who lays the foundation on sand, which only makes the house vulnerable to the shifting, tides of life.
The fleshly mind is powerful and thinks that making its own decision based on its own understanding of what is good to do in life is liberty, but it is slavery for it can’t serve the one true God and therefore it makes one vulnerable to becoming a slave to every evil desire that comes from it’s own lust, which leads to destruction and death.
Therefore because of being under the authority of the flesh there is a fearful expectation of death, which leads all captivity of one’s own desire to live, so one’s seeks out one’s own righteousness based one’s own understanding that made all do what is pleasing to man and not what is pleasing in the sight of God.
Since mankind is under the authority of the fleshly mind, which is an enemy of good, man from an infinitely, small amount of what man knows about what is good, if any, continually creates in vain, a god in our own imagination. The Fruit of this is that man as formed religions, creating all such of forms of righteousness and therefore doing what is believed to be right in mankind’s own eyes, which always lead to calling good — evil and evil — good.
We, who believe, know that without the love of God in us, there would be no good in us, for the fleshly mind will still seek to be like a god, formed by it own imagination and by its own abilities, but not be able to separate or divide a truth from a lie. For this reason, Yeshua come into the world to destroy the work of the evil one, the liar and murderer from the foundation of the earth, who as deceived the whole world by mixing good with evil, so that we may be freed from the weakness of the flesh, so we may have life from God in the Holy Spirit in all Godliness in love.
Therefore we know the truth, that there is no good without the Author and Authority of it, also knowing that mixing the good with evil, truth with a lie, destroys life, for all good things come from the All Mighty, the Father of Our Lord, Yeshua, the Author and Authority of all goodness.
Friends let us not try to save our lives in the flesh with our own understanding and our own intellect, trying to mold our self into the likeness of God, for unless Yahweh builds the house are labor is in vain, for we are His workmanship unto the image of His Son Yeshua.
Be sure and have confidence in this that the excellent gift comes from above and Yeshua being in the flesh but in the image of God glorious nature was sent by God to set us free from trying to save our own self from the bondage of the ways of the flesh, so we may be also partakers and heirs to the nature of God in the Spirit.
Remember this always, the knowledge of the truth, that we were without hope for death reigned since Adam, for with men it was not possible to deserve life, because the fleshly mind didn’t know the Author and Authority of life eternal. Therefore God revealing Him self to us in person of Yeshua, the Son of the Living God, who was without sin died for us, making the way to the tree of life that we may have faith and hope in the Kingdom to come.
Brethren with this in mind, let us remember always that the fleshly man partakes of the tree of good and evil and always thinks it can decide what is good and what is evil. Therefore because we are in the flesh, let us also remember we are always naked before Him vulnerable as a little child, so let us being be humble to Yeshua, walking not as we once did, but in the newness of life in the Spirit of righteousness that is in Christ Jesus and in us who believe that He is the tree of life.
Thanks to Yahweh for in His Son Yeshua we may be partakers of eternal live, by the gift of the Holy Spirit that we may walk not after the fleshly way of thinking, but have the same mind in us that was in Yeshua the Messiah to walk as He walks bearing the cross loving His Father and us more than His own flesh.
Shalom: May the Lord, Yahweh bless you and keep you; the Yahweh make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord Yahweh turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ‘