“Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but who can find a faithful man” (Proverbs 20:6)?
Ever wondered why God’s redemptive purposes are based on faith rather than works? If based upon our own personal goodness, we would soon become proud and arrogant. Also, a salvation that comes by grace through faith eliminates the confusion, despair, and uncertainty that would naturally arise were it to be based upon our own efforts. That is, if we were saved by being good, how good would we have to be? What would the standard be? Thank goodness, we need only trust in the work of God accomplished in his Son, Jesus Christ.