James R. White once said, “Only the empty hand of faith fits in God’s powerful hand of grace.” If you and I approach God with our “spiritual/moral resume” in our hands we are lost. There is a tendency of man to try to earn salvation. If I avoid certain sins or if I serve the kingdom sacrifcially and that is the basis on which I hope to be saved I am sorely mistaken. As the old hymn cries, “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling.” The gospel is not about what I DO but about what God has DONE!
(The God Who Justifies James R. White, 233)
Under His Mercy,
Derek Dickinson, Minister
Journey Christian Church