As I reflect upon some things that God Almighty has graciously taught me, I am convinced that God’s sheep will vigorously maintain until their departure from this life this firm profession:
1) They will proclaim their own self righteousness to be totally insufficient to merit a right and honourable standing before God.
2) They will confess with much remorse, that they cannot be sufficiently sorrowful for their disobedience toward the Christ Who is infinitely worthy of their obedience.
3) They will behold by faith, through His grace alone, Christ’s imputed righteousness to them to be totally sufficient for their justification (which is their true need).
4) They are confident they shall soon stand before the Lord and hear their Substitute say…“Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34).
By Marvin Stalnaker