Deserving Nothing


“Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” Mark 2:17

Sinclair Ferguson:

Religious people are always profoundly disturbed when they discover that they are not, and never have been, true Christians. Does all their religion count for nothing? Those hours in church, hours spent doing good things, hours involved in religious activity – do they not count for something in the presence of God? Do they not enable me to say: “Look at what I have done. Don’t I deserve heaven?”

Sadly, thinking that I deserve heaven is a sure sign I have no understanding of the gospel. (Taken from By Grace Alone, page 6.)

The only people who go to heaven are those who know they don’t deserve to. May God breaks our legs so we’ll fall on our knees in complete dependence on him. That’s called grace.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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