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Ours are not good enough for God

Bishop Taylor Smith, the evangelical stalwart, was one day sitting in a barber's shop having a shave. When he spoke to the barber about being right with God, the barber replied, 'I do my best, and that's good enough for me.' When the Bishop's shave was completed and the next man had taken his place, he asked, `May I shave this customer?' `Oh no!' replied the barber firmly. 'But I would do my best,' said the Bishop. 'So you might', replied the barber, 'but your best would not be good enough for this customer.' `No, and neither is yours good enough for God,' was the Bishop's reply. You are saved by letting God do His best for you, and He did that at Calvary.—Selwyn Hughes (abridged)

(Isa. 64. 6; Tit. 3. 8)

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