Not What I Do

PNG image 7In more than a couple of different conversations and in one Bible class in the last couple of weeks different people made reference to the same verse. A book I was reading in last night, a book about Abraham and the Old Covenant connection to Christianity, also referenced this verse and the chapter it is in.

This morning on the way to my study, I heard the following lyrics from Casting Crowns:

Not because of who I am

But because of what You’ve done.

Not because of what I’ve done

But because of who You are.

Those lyrics from the song Who Am I brought that same verse to mind.

What verse?

I am glad you want to know. Peter made this statement about Jews and Gentiles in Acts 15:11, “But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”

Dear Father,

Thank you for Your Grace through our Lord, Jesus the Christ. Thank you for salvation that is in Him. Thank You for taken my burden. Thank you for not requiring my perfection, but my faith. Help me to trust always and only in You. Help me as I strive to be ever more faithful to Your love.

In Jesus’ name –

I cannot speak for anyone but me, but I for one am glad that salvation is because of who Christ is and what He has done and not what I do.


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