Work is compulsory

If we wish to support ourselves;

To cater towards the cost of living

And to bless others we can help.

But we can never ever work

For our eternal salvation indeed,

Since it’s by grace that we’re solely saved

And never by our faithful deeds.

Grace is undeserved favour

It’s truly God’s precious gift;

Along with His mercy and pardon

When the wheat from the tares He sifts.

Spiritual matters that pertain to God

Are not in our hands to tamper,

And irrespective of our religious upbringing

False doctrines our soul will hamper.

Countless religions are based on good works

But without Christ’s sacrifice,

And solely based on humanism

But in God’s eyes they’re heretical lies.

We can never earn God’s salvation

Irrespective of how hard we try…

Since our sinful nature is so deprived

And condemnable in God’s eyes.

Imagine if we could boast of our works

That could lead to God’s holy ways,

The pride and the arrogance would be huge indeed

Along with self-glory and praise.

But God in His wisdom knows man’s heart

How deceitful it really is,

And the only solution was to offer His Son

To reconcile and to make us His.

We couldn’t save ourselves if we tried

Since we’re stuck in the miry clay,

But His hand of compassion reaches down

Through Christ’s sacrifice that was made.

Christ’s sacrifice and His precious blood

Washes our sins away,

When we receive Him and God’s way of salvation

As we sincerely repent and pray.

(C) P.B. 2020

“For by grace you have been savedt hrough faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9