ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME by Kathy Boecher
Some men achieve greatness during their lives; men like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, various kings and queens, statesmen and popular icons. Their names will go down in history as those who led, inspired, entertained or used their wealth or selves to help others.
Others will always be remembered for their evil ways; like Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, etc.
When we die, the majority of us will eventually be forgotten, but what we do while we are here may be remembered. The way we treat others; how we share God’s love; how we study His Word; how we put others before ourselves are all good things to do, but they are not what God looks at when He judges us.
Our works should be a result of our love for what He has done for us.
When man turned from God, a great separation occured, but God’s compassion and love was poured out on us through the death of His only Son. He alone washed away our sin, our slate was clean! Not by our deeds, but because of His love.
Our reputation with our fellow man is important, but God looks at what Jesus has done for us – not what we have done.