Adding Works to the Grace of God
April 17 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
It’s amazing how many people want to put together faith and works. There’s something about human pride that says, "I want to do it."
Now suppose a man came up to me and said, “Adrian, I love you so much. I have just struck oil and I am going to buy you a brand new car." And I respond, "I can’t just let you give me a car like that. It’s too much! Let me help pay for that car. Here’s a quarter. Thank you!”
Now, I’m driving that expensive automobile and somebody says, “Rogers, nice car you’ve got!" I said, “Yeah, my friend and I bought this car." Wouldn’t that be ridiculous?
Let me tell you something, when you add your two bits worth of self-effort to the grace of God, you destroy the whole thing! You take the glory from Almighty God. If you go to heaven, you’re going to say, “Jesus paid it all and all to Him I owe." Ephesians 2:8-9 says, " For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."