Call it Grace

Daily Christian Devotionalby Max Lucado

You’ve done some nice things in your life.  But you have not done enough good works to go to heaven regardless of your sacrifice.  Nor do you have enough character to go to heaven.  Please don’t be offended.  Then, again, be offended, if necessary.  You’re probably a very decent person.  But decency isn’t enough.  You may pay taxes and kiss your kids and sleep with a clean conscience.

Hebrews 12:14 says, “Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord.”

Apart from Christ you are not holy.  So how can you go to heaven?  Only believe.  Accept the work already done, the work of Jesus on the cross.  Accept the goodness of Jesus Christ.  Abandon your own works and accept his. It would have bankrupted you or me, the price was so extravagant.

Call it a gift.  But don’t call it easy.  Call it what it is.  Call it grace.

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4 Responses to Call it Grace

  1. Stephen Bernard says:

    Yes, following Jesus, makes one holy and makes him go to heaven. But following Jesus is hard for many. But as one grows in the faith one day it will dawn on him that its not enough, I have to carry My Cross and follow Him!

    Thank you Bro. Max for this insightful devotional.

  2. Douglas R. Dawson says:

    Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,that saved a wretch like me,i once was lost,but now i found,was blind,but now i see, I see JESUS who died on the CROSS and SAVE me from a life of SIN. Praise and Glory to the KING of KINGS LORD of LORDS,to CHRIST JESUS my SAVIOR. amen

  3. MAUR says:

    So profound, so simple, so true……..

  4. Ivan Haspra says:

    Yes, you are right, but …. first believe in Christ and next actions for othere people. It is only right way to heaven!
    God bless you Max!

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