There’s a lot of confusion about salvation and works. Some people think they can buy their way into heaven by works. Isn’t that ridiculous? Imagine trying to buy a new Lexus with a nickel! The Bible is crystal clear: our work in no way are the cause of our salvation. After we have been saved they are the evidence that this has happened, but that’s it. Today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“No assistance is wanted by Christ on your part. He does not come with half a salvation, and look to you to complete it. He does not come to bring you a robe half woven, which you are to finish. How could you finish it? Could the best saint in the world add anything to Christ’s righteousness? No good man would even dream of adding his homespun to that raiment which is of wrought gold. What! are you to make up the deficient ransom price? Is it deficient? Would you bring your clods of mud into the royal treasury, and lay them down side by side with sapphires? Would you help Christ? Go, yoke a mouse with an elephant! Go harness a fly side by side with an archangel. But dream not of yoking yourself with Christ.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXXVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1891), p. 264]