Yours or his?

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23

This passage is one of the saddest in the Bible. Here are people who are doing many wonderful works, yet Jesus tells them to depart because they worked iniquity. There is a reason Jesus said this to them. Notice the people say “have we not.” These people thought that doing good works would earn them a place in Heaven. It’s not what we do that gets us into Heaven; it is what he has done.

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

Not our works – our righteousness, but his.

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Philippians 3:9

Don’t boast about what you have done. People need to hear what he has done.

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