God sees our puny acts of human righteousness and calls them filthy menstrual rags. We do not deserve His consideration, or His great mercy, but because He loves us so much, He has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him, and to be carriers of His righteousness. THAT is UNMERITED FAVOUR! God's grace! That is what GRACE is, Lanolin. I rebuke anyone who denies that, who thinks somehow that she deserves God's favour and blessing apart from through Jesus Christ and His cleansing blood. Humility before Him is important in understanding this. It is only by Jesus' blood that we are made worthy. That again is God's grace---unearned favour from God.