We are justified, we are qualified, we are welcomed before God not by any work of our own doing. No matter how kind, and selfless and proper and “good” someone else’s life looks to us, or how ugly, abusive, violent or horrific our life might be — if anyone stands before God, they stand without one shred of their own merit or their own worthiness. No one can work their way into God’s favour. We are justified, qualified, welcomed by God all the same way – by trusting in Jesus alone.
- Galatians 2:15 - 21