Are you a good person or a godly person?
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. (Proverbs 30:12 KJV)
There are always those who feel they are good, honest, pure, hardworking, upstanding moral citizens who need no change in their life; especially any change necessitating a Savior. Those who consider themselves to be upright individuals, according to the world’s standards, often cannot manage to blush or shudder at the filthiness of the world; having no problem accepting the world’s loose and fluctuating moral standards.
God’s Word is foremost the one and only foundation worth valuing and building a life upon. The mindset of the world is building upon sin, false pretense and shifting sands, and not in accordance to the teachings of God’s Word. God’s Word clearly imparts all mankind, since the fall of Adam, is born spiritually lost and morally deprived. There is nothing good naturally residing within any man’s heart apart from inviting The Spirit of God to dwell within their heart. Man is naturally born a sinner in need of a Savior.
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. (Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV)
Any person, who believes they are noble and upright, but exists apart from a personal relationship with God, is living foolishly, having confidence in himself and his own works measuring his worth and success accordingly against the world’s wavering standards.
True measurement of a person’s value is computed according to God’s rich grace, mercy, and love added together with His great willingness to shed His precious blood upon the cross for all; even while we were yet dead and filthy from wallowing in sin.
Nothing can make a person more valuable than being spiritually quickened to understand God’s great and unlimited mercy, grace and love for all mankind and His unlimited cleansing power for all who choose to place their faith in His work upon the cross; not their own righteousness and works.