There is a story about an older man who went to get his annual physical. His personal physician said he was the perfect specimen of good health and his heart was like the heart of a young athlete. A few days later, this man had a massive heart attack and had to have emergency heart surgery. As he was recuperating from the surgery, his surgeon said he was lucky to be alive because his blood pressure was so high and his cholesterol was so elevated that his arteries have to be almost blocked. When he went back to his personal physician he asked him why he had not told him the truth; he might have died. The doctor told him that he didn’t want him to worry. He always tells his patients how great their health is. Seems this physician wants all his patients to have a good experience at his office and wants them to leave feeling good about themselves.
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV); “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Good works will not earn our way into Heaven but others certainly judge us by our works.