Friday Devotional - Resolutions and Redemption
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
As you make your New Year’s Resolutions remember that it’s ok to not be perfect. Resolutions are a great way to help you “Do Your Best” and to “Pursue Excellence” in improving a certain area of your life, but they are not a means by which we gain salvation. Enjoy and work hard at your New Year’s Resolutions but take comfort and have confidence that your salvation is not dependent on successfully adhering to them. Christ was perfect so that we don’t have to be. He’s not expecting our perfection. He just wants our hearts. Have a blessed New Year!
2:8-9 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you
can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation
is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about
Titus 3:4-7 4 But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.[a]6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
For more on this idea see this devotion I found online, Crosswalk Devotional by Anna Kuta.