To help us on our test, the professor told us we could bring as much information to the exam as we could fit on a piece of notebook paper. Most students crammed as many facts as possible on their 8½ x 11 inch sheet of paper.
But one student walked into class, put a piece of notebook paper on the floor, and had an advanced logic student stand on the paper. The advanced logic student told him everything he needed to know. He was the only student to receive an A.
The ultimate final exam will come when we stand before God and He asks, “Why should I let you in?” On our own we cannot pass that exam. But we have Someone who will stand in for us, if we ask Him to.
Jesus Christ is not only the righteous One who can be the Substitute for the requirements of our sin, but He is the omniscient One who can teach us what we need to know about living a holy life and pleasing our Heavenly Father.
Let us point the way to Him for all those who think they already know enough or who think they are righteous on their own. And let us place all our hope and trust in the perfect righteousness of our Savior and Lord.