It seems really, really hard to work your way to God.
I mean there is just so much we have to do…go to church, not cuss, not to mention just straight up be perfect.
Doesn’t that sound stressful? Especially the being perfect part. It seems impossible to work our way to God….
That’s because it is.
Isaiah 59:2 says, “But your iniquities [sins] have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
But Romans 5:20 says, “…But where sin increased, grace increased all the more…”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9ESV
Trying to work out way to God will not work.
Your salvation is never based on what you do, but who you believe. Jesus Christ.
(I just realized I've still been trying to work my way to God...thank you God for opening my eyes to the Truth again :))
· How has trying to work your way to God turned out badly?
· Believing that we’re saved by faith alone, how does that make you feel about God?
· What would you like to tell God right now, in regards to salvation? Go ahead, tell Him :)