Good News! You Will Never Be Good Enough!

That’s right…you will never be good enough. I will never be good enough. But take a deep breath, and listen to these words from Michael Horton’s The Gospel-Driven Life:

The gospel transforms us in heart, mind, will, and actions precisely because it is not itself a message about our transformation. Nothing that I am or that I feel, choose, or do qualifies as Good News. On my best days, my experience of transformation is weak, but the gospel is an announcement of a certain state of affairs that exists because of something in God, not something in me; something that God has done, not something that I have done… (p.77, italics mine).

So take heart! “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9). Our ‘transformed’ life will never be ‘transformed’ enough to pass God’s judgment safely; but we have been promised that “all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Good News indeed!

About pastoroftheprez

Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain, NC.
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