There’s always the temptation to look to one’s works and think they are the hope of one’s salvation. Today’s devotional should safeguard you from that deadly error. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
There is not one.
6 We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
We all fade like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Job 14:4; Isaiah 64:6
“Our very prayers need to be prayed over; our tears need to be wept over; our repentance has something in it that needs to be repented of; our faith is mixed with unbelief; and our spiritual life itself often has much of death about it. Sin penetrates our holy things; and however near we may get to Christ, we may still make blunders and mistakes…”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 134]