Tuesday, November 22, 2016

If We Do Enough Good, We Will Be Saved... Right?

If you are under the impression that doing good works will save you, then it is time that you knew how wrong you are.

And how amazing God's grace is.

God doesn't demand any of us to do a certain list of things in order to gain salvation. He doesn't say that we need to work harder, or be better people, in order to get into Heaven.


God's gift is free.

God's gift is good.

And He wants nothing more than for you to accept it and be free.

Free from the thought that works will save you. Free from the thought that you are not good enough.

In the book of Ephesians says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast."

God is very clear about this.

He wants us to know that his son's death on the cross is enough to save us. 

We are only human, after all. Why would we think that God would allow us into Heaven because of anything that we could do? Do we not realize how great and awesome and powerful our God is? He can make anything happen. He can choose to do what he wants with us.

And he has chosen to give us the freedom to accept or decline the gift that he is offering.

Salvation is a beautiful gift. It is the best gift that you could ever receive.

Know that your works will get you no where. But that salvation will mean everything.

God loves you and wants you and wants you to be his. He sent his son to die to give you eternal life. It is not by works that you can be saved, but only through his amazing grace.

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

1 comment:

  1. Great post about grace. It is so hard to wrap our minds around. Love with no catch.