Satan has deceived the world and many are on the ladder of self righteousness. The I CAN DO IT MYSELF ladder. Prideful people thinking, I am smart, successful, and God needs me, I can make a donation and buy my way to heaven, or I can earn my way by being a good moral person. I, I, I… that single word is our biggest enemy. We must die to self daily and let Jesus sit on the throne of our heart. He is the way, the truth and life. Only through Him can you find salvation. So if you are on the ladder reaching in the sky, humbly ask Jesus to rescue you and give your life to Him. Then you will be able to rejoice.
I will rejoice greatly in the Lord. My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation. He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness. As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland. And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10.