Are you good enough to share in Godís riches?
To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:
as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
When a man he serves the
Lord, it makes his life worthwhile.
It don't matter 'bout his position, it don't matter 'bout his lifestyle.
Talk about perfection, I ain't never seen none
And there ain't no man righteous, no not one.
Bob Dylan: Ain't No Man Righteous (No Not One)
"I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
25 "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
26 "And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things might be.
27 "And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.'
28 "But he became angry, and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began entreating him.
29 "But he answered and said to his father, 'Look! For so many years I have been serving you, and I have never neglected a command of yours; and† yet you have never given me a kid, that I might be merry with my friends;
30 but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with harlots, you killed the fattened calf for him. '
31 "And he said to him, 'My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
32 'But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.' "