1-13-15 The Stairway to Nowhere

One of the most bizarre places in the world is the Winchester house.  Sarah Winchester built this 160 room mansion nonstop.  She was attempting to foil evil spirits from bothering her by confusing them.  She had carpenters work round the clock building staircases that go nowhere and doors that open to walls.

It amazes me how man, myself included, can build a life on misconceptions, fancies, whims, and opinions based on nothing more than air. Something inside of man likes to work for rewards and recognition. The problem comes in when man tries to transfer this into the area of salvation.  Man has devised many different systems of works, but all are as futile as building stairways to nowhere.

God offers man salvation through Jesus Christ by grace (undeserving favor). Man cannot climb the stairway to heaven, God transports us there in His time. I praise God that He provided the way to heaven because He loves me and foiled my efforts of climbing the stairway to nowhere.

“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” Romans 11:6.

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