“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction.” Romans 3:21–22
We have a basic understanding woven into the fabric of American society, we are taught that we can do anything we want in life as long as we are willing to work for it. That’s how many people in our country are raised… to never give up on their dreams, pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and make something of themselves no matter their background.
That way of thinking works great for reaching a better life. But it doesn’t work at all when it comes to reaching eternal life. That’s because on our own, Heaven is completely unattainable. You’d have more success in jumping to the moon than you would in getting to heaven by your own works.
Left to ourselves, we’re stubborn, prideful, sinful, and utterly hopeless. The Scriptures teach us that we are all totally depraved by our very nature.Most of us would not trust the best 15 minutes we’ve ever lived to get us into Heaven.
“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned” Romans 5:12
But praise God that Jesus Christ has done the work we couldn’t, taken away our sins, and given us eternal life when we certainly didn’t deserve it! Any chance we had of getting to heaven on our own was destroyed by sin. But Christ destroyed the power of sin on the cross to give us eternal life if we’ll only trust in Him. Put your faith in Christ, not yourself, for eternal life. It’s His work alone that can save you!
DON’T TRUST IN YOUR OWN WORKS TO GET YOU TO HEAVEN.
TRUST IN CHRIST’S WORK ALONE FOR ETERNAL LIFE!