Christ alone

Galatians 2:16 – yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

You aren’t good enough.  You can’t go to church enough, give enough money away, say enough prayers, obey enough rules, smile enough, help people enough, follow the rules enough, in order to be acceptable before God.

God says that by the works of the law NO ONE will be justified.  It is only through faith in Christ alone that you are found acceptable before God.

Friends, Family, and Random readers from around the world, don’t place your hope in yourself and your ability to fulfill some religious obligations in order to get into heaven.  Place your faith in Jesus and treasure him more than anything else.  Your good works aren’t good enough, only Christ is good enough.  Seek him as the source of your salvation and redemption… and when you’ve found him, trust in him.  Don’t be like the Galatians who found Christ and then tried to add moral and religious customs on top of faith.  It is Christ alone that can bring your to God and keep you there.  Trust him… you’re just not good enough… and neither am I.

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

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