Ihave learnt that our wrong motives and actions in life, even the ones that seem small and insignificant, condemn us as sinners. Because of sin, each one of us is justly sentenced to eternal separation from God. And in this place of need, God invites us to come to Him and receive His gift of salvation.
Our human problem has been consistently resisting and disobeying God’s law. We have continually believed Satan’s lies and rebelled against loving God with all that we are—being holy and just. Isaiah 59: 2 says: “Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you.”
God holds every person responsible for each thought, word and action. When you do what is wrong, “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Sin condemns us to eternal separation from God and perpetual suffering in hell. (Matthew 13:49–50.)
But even if we are sinners, God is merciful and loving. He designed the human race to know Him and to bring glory to Him. But we have always failed to fulfil this great purpose and instead became slaves to sin.
Because of His love, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ into the world to fulfil this mission. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life in complete obedience to God. He willingly took upon Himself the fury of His Father’s wrath against our sin. He suffered and died in our place.
When you believe in Jesus Christ, accepting God’s gift of salvation, you are justified, declared free of the guilt and penalty of sin before God because of what Jesus has done. God forgives you of all of your sins. Your relationship with God is restored, you become His child (I John 3: 8–10). You are redeemed from the bondage of sin and will spend eternity in heaven with God (Romans 6: 22).
Does that sound too simple to be true? God’s truth is simple. You can believe in Him. Humble yourself as a little child and admit your need for God (Mark 10: 15). Turn away from sin. Come to Jesus. He beckons to you with open arms. He has already secured your salvation, receive it as a gift from Him.
My brothers and sisters, I humbled myself and accepted Jesus as my peace, love, provider, protector and Saviour. Salvation is between you and your God, it is not about you pleasing man. You have no two ways to salvation; you either seek Jesus and ask for His visitation or continue to live in the bondage of Satan. Our God is loving.