“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:7-8
When the Believer looks back to their “good” works they performed before Salvation and compares them to another’s actions, whether they be good or bad, the Believer fails to understand that even an unbeliever’s “good works” are sinful in the sight of God because they come from a place of pride and/or self righteousness.
They that are in the flesh cannot please God. This applies to carnal Christians as well my friends. God cannot use anything that He has not ordained. The Lord does not have a permissive Will. Just because it’s right, doesn’t mean it is good. However, just because it is good doesn’t necessarily mean it is right for the particular Believer according to the Will of God.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
-Donna Clark Warren