In Touch Daily Devotions 18 February 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley, Friday Message
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 18 February 2022
TOPIC: Good Works Aren’t Enough
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Romans 3:10-12
In Touch Daily Devotions 18 February 2022 MESSAGE
Some people believe good deeds are like a “get out of hell free” card. But an individual isn’t condemned by God because of things he or she does. Condemnation has to do with the person’s sinful state—in other words, having a nature bent away from the Lord.
We all have a rebellious nature. Observe any two-year-old child who tugs on the lamp cord right after his mom says, “Don’t touch!” His impulse to do what he wants is greater than the desire to please his mother. Not one single person is good enough or wise enough to remain sinless and pleasing before the Lord (Romans 3:23).
As we saw yesterday, God decreed that sin deserves the death penalty. And His Word makes it clear that only a perfect sacrifice is acceptable for making atonement (Leviticus 22:20). So in our sinful state, we are utterly helpless to save ourselves. God, however, so loved us that He sent the solution to our predicament: He gave His perfect Son, Jesus, to offer His own blood in our place. And when we place our faith in Him as our Savior, our spirit is brought to life and our heart undergoes transformation. The moment God saves you, He makes you into a new creature—one with a nature surrendered to Him and His will.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 28-30
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross ensured that God won’t judge us by what we do or don’t do.
In Touch Daily Devotions 18 February 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.