Getting right with God should always be our main goal. The apostle Paul is trying to teach us to rely on our faith in Jesus Christ as the only way for justification. Romans 3:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
Let’s break it down:
- “But to him who does not work…” – We must first realize that we cannot do anything for salvation, it is a free gift.
- “but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly…” – Christ died for us, so therefore He is the one who justifies the ungodly (us).
- “his faith is accounted for righteousness.” – We must trust in Jesus who died in our place and paid our debt. Our faith in Him is what makes us righteous.
At the beginning and end of each day, reach out to God in prayer and thank Him for the free gift of Jesus Christ and the debt He paid for us. God is not asking us to do anything in the way of works. In fact, He tells us we cannot work our way to heaven. The servant spirit we gain is manifested from the faith and belief that we have in Jesus. The good we do is a testament to our faith in Jesus Christ and the glory and honor we want to show people that we give back to God. Our serving spirit is nothing special if we do not give all glory and honor to God and share that with those around us.
— Doug Heim