From a book in my library comes the following incident: “A marshal in Napoleon’s army – a man who was devotedly and enthusiastically attached to him – was mortally wounded in battle. As the last struggle drew near and he lay dying in his tent, he sent for his chief. Napoleon came. The poor man thought his emperor could do anything. Perhaps he even sought to put him in the place of God. So he earnestly pleaded with his leader to save his life. The emperor sadly shook his head and turned away. But as the dying man felt the cold, merciless hand of death drawing him irresistibly behind the curtain of the unseen world, he was still heard to shriek out, ‘Save me, Napoleon! Save me!’” In the hour of death, that soldier discovered that even the powerful Napoleon could not give him physical life.
Similarly, when a person seeks deliverance form spiritual death, he finds that no human being has the power to save – no minister of the gospel, no priest, not even those who have great power with God in prayer. Only Jesus can save a soul. The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). That’s why, after realizing our spiritual need and recognizing that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary for our sins, we must ask Him to save us. He always answers the prayer of those who plead His mercy and put their trust in Him.
Have you ever asked Jesus to save you? If not, do it now! He is the only One who saves. – Richard W. De Haan
There is no other name on earth
By whom salvation’s given
Save Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God,
God’s precious gift from heaven. – Stairs
Christ believed is salvation received.
- February 11, 1985, Our Daily Bread