It is important to admit, none of us are perfect. No matter how hard we try or how good we think we are, we can never reach true perfection and holiness by our own efforts. We fall short of GOD’S standard and have no right to live in heaven with Him.
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” (Romans 3:23)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
• Once we have put our trust in Jesus, we live a life of loving others and doing right- which pleases God. We accomplish this with His help- not as a means to salvation, but out of thankfulness and gratitude to our God who has saved us and given us life in Him. We have cast out our old way of life which has died, and live a new life in Christ because He is risen from the dead!
• Ask Jesus to send the promised Holy Spirit to empower you to live rightly, to actively love and serve others, and to share about the goodness of God.
• Read the Bible- “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” -(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
• Get to know your brothers and sisters in the Lord by being involved in a Christian community.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.