Made Right By Faith
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. -Romans 3:22
Thank God! We don’t have to get it right all the time. We don’t have to be perfect, look perfect, feel perfect, sound perfect……..we just have to believe that Jesus Christ died to give us salvation. What a relief! For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. (Romans 4:3). God’s forgiveness and eternal salvation offered to us is based not on the things we do and the laws we follow. Of course, doing good things and obeying God’s laws are very important and good indicators of our relationship with Christ, but they aren’t what gets us to heaven. Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith. (Romans 4:13). We are just like Abraham in that God isn't expecting us to be perfect but only to know Him and believe in His only Son.
Are you basing your standing with God on the things you do instead of your faith in Him? Are you being too hard on yourself? What does your relationship with God look like? How strong is your faith?