Gaining entrance to heaven is not a high-jump contest. The current record for the high jump is 8’ ¼”. That’s pretty high standing here on earth but what would that look like from a jet flying at 30 thousand feet. It’s a crude example but that’s God’s perspective on human righteousness; we all fall short. We fall short of His glory by: our words, thoughts, and actions. We fail to qualify for the glory and reward He gives by refusing to be conformed into His image. Our only hope is the grace God has extended to us through His Son Jesus.
So the next time we might feel like we’ve arrived, remember that it’s a level playing field and that should prompt understanding and compassion in our hearts for our fellow man: non-believers and believers alike.
Grateful for His Grace,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw