I’m reading the book of Romans now. My spirit is refreshed as I read about God’s plan of salvation for all mankind. It’s so clear and simple. I’m simply going to write out several verses today and let God’s Word speak for itself.
If you’re already a believer, then spend some time pondering what God has done for you. What did it cost Him? What price are you willing to pay in return? What are you doing to tell others about this free gift?
If you’re not a believer, then I encourage you to read these verses and ask God to help you understand what they mean. There’s nothing you’ve done that’s too complicated or grave for God to forgive. If you want peace with Him, rest assured He’s made the way for that to happen. Simply do what He says and place your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation rather than relying on good deeds or a religious upbringing.
Now sit back and savor the sweetness in God’s Word….
“We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us…So that’s why faith is the key! God’s promise is given to us as a free gift…Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us” (Romans 3:23-26; 4:16; 5:1).
God’s Word speaks for itself. He loves us, He wants relationship with us, He made the way for that to happen. Why would we refuse it?