If we could enter heaven

By the goodness we display…

The Lord wouldn’t have been tormented

On the cross in such a way.

Since God will not use scales

To measure all the good we’ve done;

We all fall short of the glory of God

And perfect there is none.

We will not enter on merit

Or by the kindness we’ve displayed;

As we cannot earn God’s favour

Since there’s a ransom to be paid.

That ransom was required

For reconciliation to take place;

As Jesus healed our souls from sin

Now we can see God face to face.

And once this fallen nature of ours

Is made righteous and justified;

We will naturally complete good works

But through Christ as we’re sanctified.

Since we all need a lawyer

On that inevitable day,

It’s when Jesus stands to intercede

As God’s sentence comes our way.

Are we justified through Christ?

Who bled for our punishment;

As God’s wrath was poured on His pure vessel

His gift was heaven sent.

So when we meet our God one day

Will Christ’s mirror be on our soul?

Do we reflect Christ’s goodness?

To enter heaven – behold!

(C) P.B. 2014

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

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10

“None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him – For the redemption of their souls is costly..”  Psalm 49:7-8