Some who know more about sports than I do say, “The best Defense is a good Offense.” I don’t know about sports, but that certainly seems to be true in the Christian walk. It seems we spend too much time trying not to be bad. We’re trying to get out of trouble rather than to move into righteousness.
While we certainly need to defend against the world, the flesh and the devil, our primary activity needs to be directed offensively into being “in Christ” and therefore moving into righteousness. That’s where true holiness is.
He is our righteousness. Take the offensive: move into Him, move into righteousness.