“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.” (Rom 3:20 NKJV)
The 10 commandments cannot save us. There is no hope for the law. I know many people who attempt to follow the commandments, expecting the commandments to save them. They don’t understand that it is only Jesus who saves and who frees us from the burden of sin, and since the commandments can’t save us, these people will have no choice but to continue to sin.
What can we do?
The Bible is clear: “Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way.” (Rom 5:9 MSG)
This means that the only way to be made right with God is by the sacrificial death of Jesus. When we accept Jesus’ gift, there is no longer any question of not being right with God! When Jesus came to our planet, He had only one goal: to save those who would accept His offer.
The law will not save you. You cannot save yourselves. No one is saved by trying to keep the law. Only Jesus can saves. He is the only one who never sinned and was willing to die for us. Salvation is from Jesus and Him alone. Ask Him, and you will be saved forever.: “If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!” (Rom 5:10-11 MSG)
This reminds me of a story I read some years ago. While driving his car, a man was involved in an accident and he died. The driver of the other vehicle felt terrible, especially when he learned that the man who had died was an only child. His mother, now completely alone, was grieving. The man began to visit this mother, and after a few weeks, she forgave him. The man was so grateful that he told the grieving mother he would like to be a son to her and take care of her.
Jesus is the same. We were sinners. we should be in prison. Instead, Jesus forgives. When we accept His salvation for ourselves, He makes us right with God, even though we don’t deserve it. Shouldn’t we be like that man who the mother forgave? Shouldn’t we be so grateful for Jesus’ mercy that we accept His gift of Salvation? That we desire to spend time with Him?
Ever since I reached out my hand to Jesus and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior, I am filled with the desire to share His offer with others. He loves us and will stand with us at all times. Won’t you accept Him today? Why not answer the Saviour’s Call?
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