Ed Young Television Devotional
It Is Not a Job
“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9
In our world, we often look at our relationship with God like we would look at a job – as if it were works-based. We are told (and often believe) that we can earn God’s love by being “good” enough. Yet, the truth is that even on our best day, we fall miserably short of God’s standard.
God is holy. He is perfect. Because of that, there is nothing that we could ever do to meet that standard. The good news is that we don’t have to do it on our own! All other world religions, no matter what type, claim that we can earn our way to God, that we can work our way to Him. Christianity, though, makes the bold claim that God did the work to restore our relationship with Him. Because He did the work to open the road back to Him, that work is enough. We can rely on the free gift of salvation that is offered to us through Jesus Christ.
If you are trying to “earn” God’s love, stop trying. Instead, receive the free gift and thank Him for the salvation that is found in Jesus!
Thank God for His free gift of salvation. Admit to God if you have been trying to earn His love. Ask for His forgiveness for that effort. And simply stand in awe that He would do the work so you can have a relationship with Him.
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