Although good works can never save

There’s a process of sanctification,

And a standard acceptable in God’s eyes

When we abide with dedication.

All our works are as filthy rags

As we gain all credit indeed;

Neglecting God and His plan of salvation

And allowing the lies our mind to feed.

Christ’s sacrifice on the cross

Was enough to set us free,

To save us from the second death

And all of our idolatry.

But when we receive Jesus

And accept the work on the cross,

A change is manifested in our spirit

With much love that is embossed.

Who may abide in God’s tabernacle?

And dwell in His holy hill?

It’s for those who are justified through the Lord

And accept to do His will.

It’s for those who walk uprightly

With righteousness in their heart;

Who speak the truth with integrity

And who is truly set apart.

It’s for those who do not backbite

Or cause feuds and troubles as well;

Nor does evil to his neighbour

But with peace and joy will dwell.

It’s for those who fear the Lord

Who will not accept lies and bribes;

It’s for those who display sincerity

That are honoured in God’s eyes.

The process of sanctification

Is mandatory if we’re to dwell,

In God’s tabernacle and holy hill

When we’re justified as well.

The character of mankind

Will determine our destiny,

When repentance becomes a lifestyle

So eternal life we’ll see.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?  He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbour, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.  He who does these things shall never be moved.”  Psalm 15

“In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.”  Isaiah 64:5-6

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.  Cease to do evil.  Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor, Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.”  Isaiah 1:16-17

“But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”  1 Corinthians 6:11