Over the last ten days we have been discussing the ten commandments laid out in Exodus 20. I want to summarize something very important in this post, one I hope all of you will read and ponder.
Through going over these commandments, all of us have seen areas we have failed in. Failed by doing, or by not doing something. But, through all of this we may never reach the heart of the issue. Where will you spend your eternity? How can you know?
I personally do not know all of you who are reading this now. But I honestly care about you and where you will spend eternity. I am pretty sure if I ask you if you would sell one of your eyes for a million dollars, you would say no. Why is that?
That is because your eye is precious to you. How much more precious is your soul?
One of the standards God has set for us are the Ten Commandments. By looking at these we can see our true sin. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever dishonored your parents? The Bible says that whoever breaks one of his commandments is guilty of the whole (James 2:10). We are wretched sinners, and all deserve hell and damnation before God.
Nothing we can do will reconcile us to Him, neither will any amount of worship or promising you will never do it again. If you are in a court of law and you have stolen millions of dollars, you might appeal to the judge saying, “But judge, I promise I will never steal again, ever!” If you do that, he may feel compassionate towards you, but still, a just judge, had to sentence you according to what you have done.
Since we have established there is nothing we can do on our own to attain salvation, we need to look at Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross. When He died on the cross, He took our sins upon Himself so that we could reconcile ourselves to God.
Mouthing a prayer and saying you are saved will not save you. There are two things you must do to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Repent and Trust.
Trusting in Jesus Christ includes faith. Believing in Him and what He has done on the Cross.
The other part is that you need genuine repentance. You are sorry you have broken God’s law and want forgiveness since there is absolutely nothing you can do on your own. If you then truly believe that Jesus died for your sins and is the Lord of your life, you will become a true born again Christian.
So let me challenge you all today. If you have not already, repent, and trust in the Lord. Through that, you will find the True Light, Jesus Christ, and make Him your Lord and Savior.
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