And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Hebrews 4:13).
“When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8.)
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness (Romans 4:5).
When we stop trying to do good works to win God’s approval, when we simply trust Him to justify us, our faith is called righteous. We trust in Jesus the same as we trust our Father, God. We trust the blood of Jesus to justify us, sanctify us, and make us right, or in right standing, with God. Our sins are completely forgiven.
If I am in good standing with God, then He must be able to trust me. Sometimes I will get very serious with God and ask Him questions about myself. For instance, I ask Him if there is anything about me that displeases Him. He always has an answer right on the tip of His tongue! I ask Him if He trusts me. His answers are getting better. He seems to be pleased that I can be trusted with short term assignments; long ones demonstrate my lack of discipline. Even if I disappoint Him, I am still righteous in His eyes. Why? Because Jesus is my Lord.