We are saved by grace to do (for) good works (Eph 2:10).  We are not saved by good deeds (Eph 2:8).  There are many who think if they do enough good deeds, they could win God’s favor.  But here is the question, how much is enough?  How do we measure enough?  

Just so no one can boast of their good deeds, God made sure it’s all by His grace and not by our deeds.  It’s all by grace or nothing.  The Bible declares our good deeds are like filthy rags (Isa 64:6b), which means our good deeds are not good enough, and therefore will not impress God in any way.  

Do you want to be saved?  What have you been counting on for your salvation?  I hope you are not counting on any of these: “I am a nice person, I am kind, I am friendly, etc;” because none of these will save you.  God through His Son has already made the provision for you to be saved.  It is this, Jesus died in your place; believe in Him for salvation, then He will open doors for you to do good deeds for His glory.  Make that decision today, because Jesus says, “Whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life” (Jn 5:24).