Good deeds, they go a long way. Sometimes you see that guy at the traffic light begging, but you turn you window up to avoid the contact. Then again there is a friend in need and we rush to their help. I have one uncle and one aunt for a while now in hospital and you can only visit them so many times in our busy lives. Sometimes we compare ourselves with people that are less “righteous” than us and that make us feel good about ourselves.
Does propping yourself up suffice with God; in His eyes?
Let’s have a look.
Verse for Today:
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. – Rom 3:23-25
Who has sinned?
Yes I know; even the beautiful lady that lives across the street.
Sinned a lot – Sinned less – Sinned only one time
Person A – Person B – Person C
Who is further away from God: a person who sins a little, or a person who sins a lot?
All are equal, all lost.
Therefore a good moral life does not save you.
You cannot earn your salvation by your good deeds.
Faith in the blood of Jesus saves you (v. 25).
So the real question here is; do you see yourself as a sinner in need of redemption?
Or are you still at the first point of consciousness (unconscious incompetent); you don’t know that you don’t know.
Like the Bible says; you flatter yourself too much to detect or hate your sin. (Ps 36:1-2)
Prayer fro Today:
Lord I know I fall short and need your forgiveness. It does not matter how many good deeds I do, that will not get me into heave. Only the saving blood of Christ can that for me. Help me to get in contact with Jesus blood spiritually and help me to lean what that means. God only You can save me. Amen
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