This is a heavy question, but it’s an important one so I ask you. Why should God let you into heaven? Have you ever thought about that?
I’ve noticed a theme when I hear answers to that question. If nothing else, there is an acknowledgment that God will only let good people, or righteous people, into heaven. That begs the question, are you good? Are you righteous? I know I’m not.
So where does that leave us? It leaves us in a place where we start to see why Jesus matters. Not only did Jesus take our sins away, he lived a righteous life and gives us that righteous life through faith in him.
That truth changes everything. It means you are what God demands you to be. You are righteous. You are good enough to get into heaven. But realize, that righteousness—that goodness—it's not something you've achieved. It's a gift you've received! And that gift means heaven.
Blessings on the long weekend! Hope to see you Sunday.