Just a little reminder from the Bible on the subject of how we can be righteous, have salvation, and please God, from Apostle Paul… (Just read it this morning)…
Speaking about his very religious fellow countrymen… “I bear witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they do not submit to God’s righteousness. FOR CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES!” (from Romans 10:1-4)
And to follow up on that passage Jesus declared, “I have not come to abolish [the Law or the Prophets], but to fulfill them!” (Matthew 5:17)
The comment I wrote in the margin of my Bible this morning? “It’s one thing to seek to honor and please God because you trust Him and love Him… It’s quite another to try to earn your way into heaven and gain salvation and be righteous by your own works!”
“For by grace you have been saved through faith! And this is not your own doing: It is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Trusting Christ to save you from sin and a love motivated lifestyle are what please God! Just say’n!