Encouragement

Salvation is Free – 5-27-21

While praying yesterday, I heard ‘salvation is free’.  We can clutter the gospel so that some find it hard to understand and difficult to come to Jesus when God has made it so simple. It did cost a lot, but God paid that price through His Son.

Ephesians 2:8 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith.  It is a gift from God.  It is certainly nothing we did to deserve it. 

John 3:16 reads that God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son and whoever believes in Him won’t perish but have everlasting life.

When we go to Him just as we are, He begins to speak to us.  We are touched by God’s Spirit and we want to do better and we want to read His word.  We want to know all about this One that did what no other could ever do to make any difference in our situation that we were in.  As He leads the way, we want to tell others about our Jesus.

There’s a story in the bible about a Samaritan woman at the well during the time of day that no one else would be there because she was so scorned due to her lifestyle.  Jesus walked up to her and began to carry on a conversation.  Besides her lifestyle, Jesus was a Jew and they wouldn’t converse with a Samaritan.  When He asked would she give Him a drink, she let Him know she knew He was Jew and didn’t understand why He asked her for a drink.  He told her about the living waters and He pointed the way.  She had known the Messiah was coming, she had faith in that. He let her know that He was here. She could not keep this to herself as she ran to tell others and led them to Him.  As with any gift, we have to accept it for it to be ours. She accepted it with her whole heart and shared it with others.

Yes, the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

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