"If the purpose or function, benefit, and value of something is unknown or not clear, misuse and/or abuse of it is inevitable." That's how I began my response. "Take for example," I continued, "You gave a two-year old a dead cockroach, if you did not tell him that cockroaches are to be smashed, trampled upon, then thrown away, and after telling him that, you did not quickly take it away from him, he will put it in his mouth. For kids, everything goes into the mouth. Likewise," I continued, "If you gave this same kid a loaded gun, as soon as he gets his finger on the trigger, he's undoubtedly going to squeeze it and put it straight in his mouth, or worst, he'll direct it towards you." Then I drew my conclusion by saying, "Three things must be known about something to prevent its misuse or abuse: its function/purpose, value and benefit. And by the way, you never complemented God, He is the one Who complemented you through Christ Jesus."
Careful there, I never said Caleb was wrong for claiming that he was the righteousness of God, I'm only pointing out that his statement was incomplete. If it was complete, he wouldn't take it the way he did. 2 Corinthians 5:21 closes with these words "in him." It states that we are the 'righteousness of God in him (Christ Jesus).' This ought to humble us. We are nothing without, that is outside, of Christ Jesus. But in Him, we are more than something, we are the righteousness of God.