Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. Romans 3:27-28
Our justification, being made right with God, is entirely made possible by God through our faith in Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn it. All the good works in the world are not enough. Faith is the only way.
We may wish there was another way. We may want to earn our justification. But wishing and wanting something does not change the fact that the only way to a right relationship with God is through faith. If there was another way then Jesus would not have had to die on the cross. God could have just told us “do this to be saved” and we could do it.
But in our sinful nature we are unable to always follow God’s law. We will always fall short of the goal. We will always mess up. We will always sin. Even Paul wrote that he does he does not want to do and he cannot do what he wants to do. Even Paul fell short.
Fortunately my justification depends not on what I can do or what I will do in the future it rests entirely on what Jesus did. On my own I cannot earn it or keep it. God came up with a better plan. Once I place my faith in Christ I am made right with God. Not perfect and certainly not sin free but I become His and He changes me. So that one day I will be worthy to stand before His throne. All my sins washed away. Covered by His blood.
God gives me what I could never obtain for myself. Life everlasting with Him.
Have a blessed day,