The salvation that gives us the hope of heaven has been given to us by grace alone along with the life we live today. However, too many times we try to maintain our relationship with God by our works. If you’re going to move away from God’s grace to walk in works, know that it’s your doing not God’s will. God’s desire is to tear down the works-oriented attitude in us, so why would we want to build that wall up again now as we seek to live in Him? We were saved by grace, so we should now live by it as well, dead to the law and works-based religion and alive to God through grace.
If you could get to heaven any other way then why would God have sent His only Son to die in vain? Live your life out loud in the grace of God knowing that Jesus has done it all for you!
Pastor Doug Hardin