The Free Gift – The Grace Awakening Podcast – Pastor John Swindoll for Insight for Living Ministries
The most dangerous heresy is that we can merit God’s favor through our efforts. On the surface, this lie appears valid. In our culture, we celebrate hard work and self-made success. We’re proud to wear on our sleeves the stripes of a strong work ethic. As the saying goes, “God helps those who help themselves,” right? So what’s the error?
Slinking in the shadows of the self-effort heresy is self-worship—boasting in our works rather than trusting God’s work on our behalf. Since God does all the work of our salvation through Christ, He should get all the glory.