Romans 14:12 “So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
When it comes to our eternal destiny we will each choose where we reside. Joshua recognized that and he made his choice.
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.”
We must each make the same choice, God or this world and its gospel of works and self. Just what will save us from eternal damnation? That’s where the Law and Grace come in.
The Law is a set of guidelines or rules that our God gave us. He did not give them to us to provide a system of works that we could use to be saved from our sins. He did give them to us to show us right from wrong and to show us that we could never provide the perfect sacrifice necessary to wash away our sins and allow us to spend eternity with a Holy God. Our sins deprive us of that right.
Easton’s Dictionary describes the Law; The Moral Law is the revealed will of God as to human conduct, binding on all men to the end of time. It was promulgated at Sinai. It is perfect (Ps 19:7), perpetual (Mat 5:17, 18), holy (Rom 7:12), good, spiritual (Rom 7:14), and exceeding broad (Ps 119:96). Although binding on all, we are not under it as a covenant of works (Gal 3:17). (See COMMANDMENTS, THE TEN.)—Easton’s Illustrated Dictionary
Grace is God’s unmerited favor that is given to all. It’s up to us to accept or reject God’s grace for our eternal destiny.
God’s forgiving mercy (Rom 11:6; Eph 2:5).—Easton’s Illustrated Dictionary
So, where are you at this morning? Are you expecting your good life actions to undo the sins you have committed? It can never happen. Listen to the following tongue twister for the answer;
Gal 2:16 “yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
One of my favorite verses follows closely behind this one. And it reminds us that if we could work our way to heaven then what Jesus did was;
Gal 2:21 ” I do not make void the grace of God: for if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
Wow, that’s powerful. If we can work off our sins then Jesus sacrifice for my sins was in vain. Most people, not the least of this world’s population believe this way or do not even believe Jesus is God and that is why God has us on this earth…..!
Mat 4:19 “And he saith unto them, Come yyou after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Have a great day fishing, and remember to thank Jesus for the price He paid and remember to ask if your neighbor and co worker’s understand this. Maybe that is why Jesus has you where you are…………..!