Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try (Rom 4)

“Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness

We need to stop trying to be good. Oh sure, to be a Christian means to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit and to live a holy life, but we need to be sure we don’t count on our personal goodness to give us a better standing before God. The way we act is just the natural outflow of who we already are in Christ… we just do it. Just like Abraham, our spiritual forefather, it was not because of his hard work that God accepted him, it was because he trusted in God’s promises. Trust God, believe in him, and you’ll be counted good (or righteous). Look for the reward God can give, not the reward for being a “do-gooder” 🙂

About John Harris

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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