Some Things to Remember

God doesn’t need you

“The God who made the world and everything in it…does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.”
(Acts 17:24-25 ESV)

But He does want you

“…God…who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
(1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV)

And He has provided a way for you to be saved

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
(Ephesians 2:4-10 ESV)

God loves man when he is His enemy, while he is weak, and while he is a sinner (Romans 5, Ephesians 2) and God expressed His love by sending Christ to save man from his sin. He did not send His Son to help man be saved but instead to save man through their faith in the once for all sacrifice of Jesus (Hebrews 10). If you repent of your sin and put your full faith and trust in the sacrifice of  Jesus then God will save you (1 John 1:9). On the cross God treated Jesus as if He had committed all of your sin and then (when you repent of your sin and put your faith in Jesus) He treats you like He should have treated Jesus who was perfect and holy and without sin. In the end, Christ bears your sin for you and in turn you receive all the benefits of His perfect life (2 Corinthians 5:21). If you have not yet done so, repent of (turn away from) your sin and accept (turn to) Jesus as your Savior.


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