There is nothing about us that deserves salvation. In fact, what we deserve is eternal punishment. But in his grace, God offers redemption for us–an undeserving people–through his Son. His promise is salvation for all those who trust in Him alone. Let us put away our false gods–anything that stands between us and God–and hide ourselves in His grace and mercy, trusting fully in His good and gracious promises.
Precious Lord, we all deserve your holy and just wrath, but you have given us grace and provided a way for us to be reconciled and to become your children through the pure blood of Jesus. Just as the firstborn in Egypt were in danger of being smitten by the death angel, so men, women, and children all over the world today are in danger of living out eternity in Hell separated from you.
Only those who trust in the blood of the lamb are saved, but they cannot trust in what they don’t know. How can they believe in what they’ve never heard? Father, stir us up and burden our hearts for the lost. Give us a burning desire to reach them and to proclaim the good news of your salvation to the world. Help us to be bold in proclaiming your word. I ask that you would give us opportunities to share the Gospel with people who don’t know you and that we would be sensitive to the leading of your Spirit. Whether its a co worker or the checkout clerk at the grocery store, I pray we would be faithful to let your light shine through us. Father, help us not to forget that we will all stand before you one day and give an account of our lives. Help us not to waste it on things that will burn in the end, but to pour out our lives to bring others with us into your eternal kingdom.
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins (Romans 3:23-25).
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