Love. Redemption. Reconcilation.
Before the birth, life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, all of humanity was lost. We were destined for death and condemnation because we had sinned against the one, true living God who judges sin.
The wages of sin is death, and our wages were going to be paid in full: eternal death and condemnation.
However, God in His love for humanity sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
God’s heart for all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ is redemption. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
When we believe in Jesus, we are saved and redeemed from the death and condemnation that we deserve.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
When we believe in Jesus, we are reconciled to God, the Father. We are able to have a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
“But God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconcilation (Romans 5:8-11).
It is dire for us that believe in Jesus Christ, to share His Gospel because we don’t want anyone to die in their sin and receive their just wages: eternal death and condemnation.
Not only do we not want anyone to die in their sin, but God doesn’t either. “God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He wants them to turn away from their sin and live (Ezekiel 33:11).
Today is the day of your salvation. You don’t know when your last day on this earth will be. When you die, it will be too late. Repent of your sins and turn to God while you still have time.
If you want to know more, start by reading the Gospels: (1) Matthew, (2) Mark, (3) Luke, and (4) John. Find a mature Christian who can walk you through the Scriptures. Join a Bible-based church.
Be encouraged! You are loved! ❤