Ephesians 4:24 – Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy (NLT).
Pastor Trina Hankins once said, “Much of religion is spent trying to convince people to act right and be good. There may be a measure of success, but when you pile up all the good works, they won’t stand the test of fire.”
Many people are either frustrated or turned off of God completely because of unrealistic expectations and unbiblical teaching. No level of striving will ever be enough to merit right standing with God. You will never be good enough in your own strength. True righteousness and holiness come only from putting on your new nature in Christ, which is done by faith.
Philippians 3:9 says, “I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith” (NLT).
Through Christ, God did all He is ever going to do to make you righteous. You cannot be any more righteous than you are right now. Jesus made you good. Put your faith in His work, not your own.
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