Chapter-a-Day Psalm 40

Merit_badgeDoing something for you, bringing something to you — that’s not what you’re after. Being religious, acting pious — that’s not what you’re asking for. Psalm 40:6a (TM)

I’m not an old man, but I’ve put in 15,294 days on this ol’ Earth. Just over 10,000 of those days have been spent on my faith journey as a follower of Jesus. Along the path I’ve found one simple truth to be the most widely misunderstood:

All the good things you do will never get your ticket stamped to heaven. It’s not about working hard enough. Salvation has never been about earning your own way.

It’s a simple matter of believing.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 40”

  1. He stood me up on a solid rock
    to make sure I wouldn’t slip.
    I know how it feels to walk on wet rocks and protect your kids. It was powerful for me to realize that God “stresses” about me like that. What a Daddy!

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