We are living in difficult times. Jobs are being lost, investments are failing and relationships are being strained. It is easy to think about how everything would be fine if our economy would recover. Mark 8:36 says, "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?" The value of our possessions or the stability of our life does not determine whether we spend eternity in heaven or hell. It can only be determined by whether or not we have have had our sins forgiven and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We can collect all the treasures this world has to offer ($$$, cars, popularity), but all it takes is 1 sin to become imperfect. See, we will have to answer to a perfect God whose standard is perfection. You or I can never measure up to that standard. Thankfully God provided a way for us to have our sins forgiven and KNOW (1 John 5:13) that we're going to heaven. We need to realize we're a sinner (Rom 3:23) and on our way to hell (Rom 6:23), and that we can do nothing on our own to earn salvation (Eph. 2:8-9, John 14:6). God sent his perfect son Jesus to die for our sins (John 3:16, 1 Peter 3:18). Jesus was resurrected from the dead (Rom. 4:25), and now we have the opportunity to receive Him as our Savior (John 1:12) when we repent of our sins (Acts 3:19) and ask Him to save us (Rom. 10:13).
Is there any reason you would not be willing to receive God's gift of eternal life? If so, is that reason worth spending eternity in hell for it? Are you willing to put your faith in Jesus, turn from your sin and receive Him as your Savior today (Rom. 10:9-10)? Fear kept me from getting saved for many years. I finally conquered my fear and asked God to forgive me of my sins and save me when I was 14 years old.
The Bible says, "Everyone that calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Rom. 10:13). I pray you say yes to this most important decision in your life.
If you’re already saved, what have you done to share this important message of hope with others today (Acts 1:8)?
I would love to hear from you!
For a more detailed explanation of what the Bible teaches about accepting Christ as your Savior,
please visit one or all of the following websites. Grace to You, Two Ways to Live or NeedHim.org