Paul tells us that God will judge us according to our righteousness on that last day (Rom. 2:1–11). Yet if we depend on our own works that day, all hope will be lost for us. Instead, we must depend on the imputed righteousness of Christ, which is ours by faith alone in the person and work of our Savior (2 Cor. 5:21). Let us be clear that His righteousness is the only way for any human being to pass through the fire of His judgment unscathed.