Have you ever wondered what God thinks about people thinking they are good? Today’s devotional will show you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 64:6 (ESV)
We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
We all fade like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
“…Some great man says, ‘I do not want to go to Christ; I am good enough, I have always been religious.’ Ah, poor deluded creature! You are defying God by setting up your own righteousness in the place of Christ’s righteousness; and so your ‘sacraments’, and your hearing of sermons, and your few miserable good works, are to stand instead of yonder amazing sacrifice upon the cross where there hangs the Son of God in agonies and blood! You set up your filthy rags to compete with the spotless robe of his matchless righteousness! This is an atrocity which, even if you had committed no other sin, would sink you to the lowest hell.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 633]