A successful businessman made this statement: “Almost every religion talks about a savior coming. When you look in the mirror in the morning, you’re looking at the savior. Nobody else is going to save you but yourself.”
We as Christians do not agree with that worldview because it is in direct contradiction to the gospel. The Bible teaches the exact opposite of such a self-sufficient confidence. The apostle Peter said of Jesus: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
In Romans 4, we have forthright teaching that it is by faith, not by what we do, that a relationship with God can be established: “To him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” (v. 5). And we read in Romans 3:28, “We conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.” By no means – not with money or good deeds – can we secure God’s acceptance of our sinful selves.
We cannot save ourselves. We can be saved only by God’s Son, Jesus, who lived a sinless life, died as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and rose from the grave. – Vernon Grounds
You can’t earn your way into heaven –
The wages for sinning is death.
Jesus is longing to save you from sin;
Don’t wait till you draw last breath. – Hess
Jesus gave Himself to give us salvation.
- May 18, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread