Can We Behave Our Way Into Heaven?

bygods-graceToo often we leave the impression we believe we must “behave our way into heaven.”  On the surface we will acknowledge salvation is by God’s grace.  Yet, when we are pressed on the issue we always fall back to the old addage, “we are serving the Lord so we can get to heaven.”  When we get to heaven we will not be there because we have behaved our way into heaven.  We will be there because God has declared us holy.  Ephesians 2:8 says “for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God  not by works, so that no one can boast.”  God saves us from our sins!  We cannot behave in a way good enough to demand God forgive us our sins.  Must we do good works for God?  Absolutely we should.  We were created in Christ to do good works.  What we often do not understand is that our salvation is not tied to behaving our way into heaven.  Our good works are done to bring glory to God.  We must recognize it is through the blood of Jesus on the cross we have been saved from our sins!

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4 Responses to Can We Behave Our Way Into Heaven?

  1. Ed Whittington says:

    Dell; Our service is only a sincere and humble thank you to God for His wonderful grace

  2. Exactly, Thanks for the post Ed. Hope things are good north of the border.

  3. Jan says:

    As a Christian we MUST realize we are nothing in and of ourselves. Jesus makes us whole. Because we want to share this wonderful gift…we do good works. We do our good works because of our love for the trinity and to the glory of God. We can never outgive God and His grace. Good post Dell, keep us thinking!

  4. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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