“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.” Revelation 22:21 (NIV)
How fitting that the Bible ends on a note of encouragement that points us to live by the grace of Jesus Christ. Even the message of Revelation is Christ’s saving grace from wrath, not dependence on our works. No matter how good you are, how smart you become, or how pure your family heritage is, you are a sinner who can only be saved by grace through faith.
God’s people are not marked among the world by their perfect behavior but by their perfect Savior because they intentionally go to Him for forgiveness of sin, claiming of His righteousness, and continually growing in His grace.
Let’s pray today that we would live by the grace of Calvary and stop looking to ourselves for perfection.