Scripture explains our hope of escaping the penalty for our careless approach to You is not based on our merit.
Merit is specifically rejected. We are guilty. We cannot earn an “innocent” verdict.
Here I’m obsessed with merit, but You are focused on grace. I’m obsessed with equal opportunity, but You stress equal respect.
“All men are created equal” does not mean we all have equal assets or abilities. It means we’re given equal respect by You when we come to the cross of Christ.
No matter how good or bad…how rich or poor…how powerful our earthly connections…no matter how disdained by mankind…we’re all invited to the King’s eternal feast.
You teach we’re gifted differently but we all have equal access to heaven.
Help me share this Good News.
Scripture: “You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about.” Ephesians 2:8-9