Nope. Sorry. Lets be honest or nothing is achieved: It points to both the Psalmist' and the Lord's righteousness.
Remember, this is the OT __ indwelling here.
I have a plethora of more examples that speak the same message.
Hi Brother CR
?? - that's just the point brother. David's righteousness was the Lord's imputed righteousness and not his own. Those who trust in Christ are made righteous and called righteous only because Christ has made them so by His imputed righteousness and by paying our sin debt on the cross. So David didn't have any of his own righteousness and either do we who trust in Christ but the righteous live by faith in He who gives us righteousness. Jesus had much to say about the "self" righteous. It doesn't matter that David was in the Old Testament either. The promise made to Abraham and all his children were fulfilled in Christ - it is just that David lived before the fulfillment of the promise.
A few quotes from Jesus and his disciples make the point better than I do.
“And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 8:11
Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.
For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
- Romans 10:3
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
There's honestly no conflict by the psalmsist talking in some verse about the righteous and in others that it is God's righteousness alone - They're really both the same as it's all about imputed righteousness that we come to own because of Jesus.
One last point for clarity sake:
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Hope that helps in establishing the point and is less confusing.
May the Lord Bless, Pat
Edited by Macs Son, 28 June 2014 - 01:26 AM.