Daily Dose Of Boldness

Your Daily Dose of Boldness – Can You Earn Heaven?

Can You Earn Heaven?

Have you ever said to yourself, “Why is this happening to me? I’ve been good, paid my tithing, been to church every Sunday, and prayed over dinner every night, so why is God giving me so much grief? What have I done to deserve this?” I’ve asked this question many a time. The problem is, it’s not a “This for That” scenario.

God does not give to get something in return. He doesn’t promise you earthly rewards for your good behavior. Your results do not depend on following some moral code of conduct. The truth of the matter is, God doesn’t need you to be good so that He can be good to you in return. God is Good regardless.

This seems so backward in a world where everything we do is results-driven. We studied hard in school and college to get high marks on our report cards. We labored in our careers to gain accolades and earn higher incomes. We are kind to others so they will be kind to us. We are taught to not delight in good deeds, but only in the return on our investment of time and labor. It’s the “what’s in it for me” mentality that drives most people.

So, when life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it should and we are not paid in blessings for all our hard work, we can become angry, bitter, and annoyed. And who better to take it out on then the grand planner and designer Himself, God.

This way of thinking and acting is a losing battle. With God, you can’t think in terms of, “You owe me!” Especially since He has already given you the biggest gifts of all—eternal life and forgiveness. You also can’t think in terms of controlling your life based on your performance. Remember, God does not give to get. Which, if you think about it, is a freeing thought. You are not saved by your good works but by God’s Good works. You’re off the hook!

This week think about your deeds. Are your actions hinged on a rewards-based system? Are you giving to get? If you are, remember that God doesn’t love you based on your goodness—that’s not really love. He loves you because you are His child. Your actions cannot encourage or discourage His feelings for you. Once you understand this, you can stop earning your way to heaven. You can begin loving and obeying God, not because you’re afraid of the consequences, but because you know God gives freely. Then can you truly enjoy a vibrant relationship with Him.

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FOR IT IS BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED, THROUGH FAITH — AND THIS IS NOT FROM YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD–

NOT BY WORKS, SO THAT NO ONE CAN BOAST.

EPHESIANS 2:8-9


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