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Galatians 2:21

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

It is true that many of us Christians today frustrate the grace of God. How do we frustrate the grace of God? We simply become very dependent on our works, our ministry, our “good” deeds.

So many times we become so dependent on what we do, what we have done, how we served the poor, how we helped the sick and comforted those in need thinking that this will get us a lot of favor from God and make us acceptable unto Him.
I remember a story, not a real one, but still has lot to explain about God’s grace , it is a story of a one man who when died went to the gate of heaven wanting to go in. The angel standing their stopped him asking him, why would he want to enter. The man answered: “I was good and lived good all of my life”. The angel answered, “you’ll have to have 100 points to get into heaven, start saying what you did good”, the man answered, “I went to church every Sunday”, the angel answered “that’s 2 points!”. The man then said, “I haven’t ever betrayed my wife, never committed adultery”, the angel answered, “here you have your other two points”, the man said “I have always tithed and paid money even to help all the poor I met”, the angel “now you have your other point”. The man exclaimed anguishly, “hey does this all mount up for 5 points, how can a man then enter? this would only be possible by the God’s grace”, the angel replied instantly “Bingo, now you got the 100 points to enter heaven, here you are, come in!” and the man got into heaven by God’s grace and mercy. Simple but conceptually true story, no man can enter except by God’s grace and mercy, no matter how good his works were. The only way to go to heaven and have God’s favor is accepting and believing that it is not you, it is what Jesus has done for you. He died so that you would live, and live eternally!

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