If Our Good Works Could Save Us…

If our good works could save us then there would be a limit to what God could ask of me or put me through.  We would be like taxpayers with rights.

But if it is really true that I am a sinner saved by sheer grace–at God’s infinite cost–then there’s nothing He cannot ask of me.

Sheer grace has 2 edges to it:

  1. It cuts away fear.
  2. But if God loves us freely, despite our flaws and failures, then we are not our own.  We were bought with a price.

Martin Luther said, “We are saved by faith alone (not our works), but not by faith that remains alone.”


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