No Matter How Good a Person You Are

I saw someone shared something to the effect of “No matter how good of a person you are, something thinks you’re a jerk”.  That was the motivation I needed for today’s blog post.  If I think I am good and somebody else thinks I am a jerk, who is right?  Well, naturally, I think I am.  That other jerk is not right about me!  The problem with thinking we are a “good person” is that it is only our own opinion.  And our best friends, of course.  Who decides who is good?  You may well be a good person, but nobody pleases everybody.  Everyone has detractors, but we think our detractors are wrong.

The difficulty in thinking we are good is that if we believe we are good, we tend not to believe we need saved.  What we must realize is that even if we are “good”, good does not meet the qualification for making it to heaven.  That requires perfection.  But all hope is not lost.  The Bible says that perfection is possible!  It is possible when granted to you from outside of yourself, through what Jesus did on the cross for you.

What needs shared is “No matter how good a person you are, you still need a Savior.”  John Newton, who wrote Amazing Grace, put it well when he said, “I hope to die like the thief upon the cross. I have no hope, no comfort in myself.”  All my hope is in Jesus.

All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God that yesterday’s gone
All my sins are forgiven
And I’ve been washed by the blood. ~ David Crowder





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