Does good effort count?

 Should hard work pay?We may feel entitled to something for just showing up, and when real achievement is evident, many expect additional benefits. Is the same true with spiritual issues?The Bible says that although our best efforts might make us look better than our neighbor, our performance is never good enough to overcome our selfish sinful nature and allow us to enjoy fellowship with our Creator.The spiritual life we need is available to all who accept the perfect work accomplished for us by Jesus Christ, and the righteousness of His work is then ascribed to those who believe.In whose efforts are you trusting? For further studyIsaiah 64:6-18; Romans 3:21-28