Checklists help us keep track of things that are important to accomplish and they help us stay on task. They help keep us accountable and focused. We often use checklists – even if not written – to help us as we attempt to live up to our calling in Christ, as we attempt to be righteous. But what happens when we can’t check all the boxes on our list? What happens when our checklist includes the wrong boxes (i.e., when important things are left off the checklist and incorrect things are added to the checklist)? Thankfully, God answers these questions by telling us our righteousness always comes from him – not our checklist and not our works.