No matter how hard we try, how good we are, and how much we work, we can never measure up to the only standard that matters – the glory of God. Thankfully, God doesn’t require us to pretend to be what we are not – perfect, spotless, and holy. Instead, God makes us to be these in (colossians 1:21-23) by grace, through the gift of His son who purchased our pardon and have us His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Praise God, praise our saviour, Christ Jesus. Now let’s live with Jesus as our lord, not to earn or secure our salvation, but to thank Him for what He has so freely given us.