Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
-- Isaiah 55:1
I have accomplishments galore, religious and otherwise. I am good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. I am brimming with excellence!
Don't bring it. Don't do it.
The deal is all Christ is for all your nothing. Don't cheapen the treasure with your currency.
Come buy the unsearchable riches of grace with your poverty of spirit. That's all he'll accept.