“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’” (Matthew 7:22 NIV).
These people are standing before the throne of God and bragging about themselves. Rather than sing his praises, they sing their own. What is worse—their arrogance or their blindness? Mark it down. God does not save us because of what we’ve done.
Only a puny god could be bought with tithes. Only an egotistical god would be impressed with our pain. Only a temperamental god could be satisfied by sacrifices. Only a heartless god would sell salvation to the highest bidders. And only a great God does for his children what they can’t do for themselves. Romans 8:3 says, “For what the law was powerless to do…God did.”