Salvation Is Simple

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43)
 
We obtain many things in our society by earning them. We earn grades in school. We win trophies and titles for winning games. We obtain promotions by working hard. However, we can never earn our salvation. In fact, salvation is much easier to experience and receive than we probably realize.

Let’s think about the thief on the cross next to Jesus. He had no good works that made him worthy of being saved. The thief himself said, “We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve.” (Luke 23:41) He was being publicly executed and humiliated for the sins he had committed. There were no good works that would follow him, and he would die very soon. There was nothing this thief had done, and nothing this thief could do to earn Jesus’ gift of salvation. However, the Lord saved him anyway.
 
Through Luke’s account of this event, I truly believe God wants us to understand how easy it is to be saved. We bring nothing to the table, and we have nothing to offer God. No amount of volunteer hours, tithes and offerings, or hours spent in the Word, make you worthy of being saved. Nevertheless, God’s love is so vast, so eternal, and so unconditional, that He offers us salvation, even though we don’t deserve it.

The price of spending eternity with God has already been paid. Salvation is a free gift. If you haven’t already taken that important step, I pray that you would take that simple, yet monumental step to receive this priceless gift today!
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Betty Jane Laughlin - March 9th, 2023 at 6:39am

My life has been so much richer since I gave my life to Jesus. I love spending time with Him and He with me. The Bible keeps speaking to me every day when I read it.

James W. Howell - March 9th, 2023 at 12:31pm

The most wonderful gift I have ever RECEIVED is My Salvation. I am growing every day. Thank You Father . PRAISE The Lord GOD Almighty. PRAISE JESUS !

Danny Gossett - March 9th, 2023 at 3:05pm

If you can believe,all things are possible to him who believes.Mark 9:23, I love this verse.This is true of the whole Bible.Praise God

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