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“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.”

– Ephesians 2:8,9

It’s important to note that the moral philosophy of our faith is different from the moral philosophy of any other religion. Unlike other religions, an important aspect of Christianity is that it believes that good works will not get us into Heaven. Our good works don’t earn us that privilege. The truth is that we are all broken, we are all sinners, and we have all messed up. This is one of the ways in which we are all equal. We have all made mistakes along the way. There is only one way to fix this, and it is through the crucifixion of Christ. Through His death, burial, and resurrection, we are saved and we are able to put our trust in Him!

The above verse references good works in the Bible and it explains that we are saved by grace through faith, not by works. As a result, God is the only one capable of saving us! But once He saves us, we trust in His love for us, and all the good we do in our life is a reaction to His love. Our response to His love and forgiveness is to say, “Thank you, Lord, thank you with all my heart.”

Friend, I want to encourage you to accept Christ into your heart today so that Heaven will be your eternal home. If you already know Him, it’s good to rededicate your life to Him. Growing and building a life that reflects the goodness of the Lord Jesus can be a response of thanksgiving to God. Know that God loves you and that I will be praying for you as you make that decision today!

Prayer


Father, help me understand that it is you, not my good works, who provides salvation.

Reflection


Have you accepted Christ into your heart? What have you done to respond with thanksgiving?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. You left out a very important aspect of salvation, how to be born again. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ((KJV)

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