Doing good or trying to do good doesn’t get us right with God
“For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.’ – (Deuteronomy 27:26) Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because, ‘the righteous will live by faith.’ – (Habakkuk 2:4)” Galatians 3:10-11.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Deuteronomy 19-21, and Galatians 3.
Doing good to gain an after-life with God is a fraud.
There is plenty of Scripture about doing things that are right and good. But they are NEVER connected to being a means to gain an after-life with God. Good works, however, are expected from those who have believed the Gospel.
God lifted our sins when Jesus took them with Him to death. God raised Jesus from the dead and our sins were removed as a future impediment in our potential after-life. If you believe this you have a new life.
If we believe that we have this new life, unburdened by our sins, we will live accordingly. We will obey the One who took care of us. We will want our works to be Godly.
We will, however, not be counting on our works to determine our after-life. It was the death and resurrection of Jesus assured us of that after-life. We are in the clear, eager to please such a wonderful Savior.
“Lord, thank You for taking care of my sin problem. Thank You for the new life I have because I believe that You did this for me. Help me to live accordingly. Help me to honor You in every thought and deed. You are indeed a good, good, Father.”
If Satan tells you that you’re “good enough” to deserve heaven, recognize the lie for what it is.