Monday, 13 July 2015
I hear it all the time. It's almost a script that people read out. Incredibly and without fail, always the same words come out of everyone's mouth. It goes something like this:
"I'm a good person, I've never killed anyone, I help people out, give to the poor and needy, always the first to buy a Big Issue, text a fiver to Children in Need, get milk for the little old lady, feed stray animals (etc., etc). Compared to most people, I'm good!"
Great. No really, good for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong in any of that. God would be pleased.
But here's the problem, from God's point of view. You are NOT a good person. Sure, compared to Adolf Hitler, Fred West, (insert your worst celebrity figure here), the guy you work with or live opposite to, yes, you are a good person.
But God is not comparing you to these people is he? No, He's comparing you to Himself. And you will never match Him, not in a million years, no matter what you do, however many good deeds you perform, or how much you give to the poor, you will always fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:21-25).
You can't buy your way into God's good books. You can't earn it through good deeds. Salvation is a gift. It requires you to humble yourself before God, not to big yourself up! (1 Peter 5:5).
But folks don't want to hear the word of God do they. No. They would rather gravitate to some new age bulls**t religion that makes them feel good about themselves, not realising that they are missing the best there is, waiting for them for free. If they could only loose the self-righteousness and pride in themselves.
God is waiting for you to return to Him. And He may give your ground a good digging over to get you humble enough to accept the truth. He sure did that with me. Praise God for that!
God tells it better than I ever could (obviously :))
Jesus is God. Give yourself a break and come home.
Posted by Chris at 00:44