Everyone born into this world is a sinner doomed to destruction. We cannot redeem ourselves by reading books about religion, by trying harder to do right, nor by following the example of others. Our only hope of escape from sin’s deadly embrace is Christ, who stooped down in grace to redeem the dying.
The Bible says that “the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). He redeems all who trust in Him for salvation. Just as a drowning person must cease struggling and relax in the arms of his rescuer, we too must trust in the Lord Jesus.
Even though the Lord Jesus has provided redemption for everyone, only those who accept His pardon actually benefit from His offer.
Salvation is offered to all. But to experience it and to benefit from all its rich and enjoyable blessings, we must accept it. – R.W.D.
Christ believed is salvation received.
Salvation is free – but we must receive it.
– April 11 & 13, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread