Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 2.7.17 – We Must Be Saved!

Ramble. Set. Go.

  • The language “Get saved” or “I got saved” may make some uncomfortable.
  • But, the Bible uses the language.
  • Example: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8)
  • Example: When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:25-26)
  • Example: And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31)
  • Perhaps you have other favorite verses with the word “saved” in them.
  • The truth remains: Before God, our souls find themselves in peril.
  • The cause of this danger is our sin. Not just somebody else’s who might have it worse than we do.
  • No. OUR sin. All of us sin. The penalty is an eventual physical death and eternity apart from God in a real place called hell.
  • No comparing to someone else. Comparing yourself to God, and understanding the seriousness and consequence of sin.
  • So, we must be saved.
  • As the verses show, we cannot save ourselves. We need grace (something we don’t deserve). We must respond in faith (trusting in what we can’t see).  Only with God is this possible.
  • Yes, God paid the price. Jesus died for our sins. Believe in him today, and be saved.
  • AND… let this motivate you, if you already believe. Do those you love and care for need to be saved? If we believe these basic truths, ask yourself how much you desire God’s rescue for those in your life who stand in danger before God!

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