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