Because Jesus represents us before the Father, what can be said of Him can also be said of us. Jesus’ record is clear of sin and full of righteousness, and this is what the Father sees when He looks upon us in His heavenly courtroom. This is an essential truth of the gospel, and it assures us that we are free from the penalty of sin if we are in Christ and that we need not fear approaching the Lord with all of our hopes, fears, and needs.
There is a time to examine our consciences and to understand the full magnitude of our sin. However, if we are not careful, such introspection can turn into despair. Thus, we must also meditate on the grace of God and look to Christ continually. We must be convinced that the Lord is gracious and kind, for then we will be eager to run to Him when we fall short. Turning to Him is the only way to find forgiveness and other blessings.