Text: Luke 16:1-31.
You are not justified or counted righteous by your own actions (verse 15)
but only through Jesus Christ. He took your sins on the cross so that you are counted righteous. There is nothing you can do to make you righteous.
The Pharisees had a tendency to believe that their goodness and morality would justify them. Theirs was an outward show, yet God looks at the heart. The Pharisees preferred approval of people rather than God. Are any better?
Meditate on verse 15. What is God teaching you in this verse? How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, thank You for the blood of Jesus Christ that washed a way all my sins. In Christ alone I am justified before You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.