For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
When things started to get really crazy at the stores, every entrance had a stand with sanitizing wipes. What was the purpose behind providing this offering upon entrance?
- It brought you comfort to keep yourself personally pure of germs from anything that was infected.
- It brought you comfort to purify anything you touched in the event you unknowingly were infected with something.
Whatever your personal reason would be for utilizing the wipes, you still had to choose to use them.
Like these sanitation wipes, salvation is a free gift that you have to choose to take and utilize. Choosing salvation and Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, purifies your sinful soul and flesh. We never reach perfection, but we become clean and a new creation in Christ despite our sinful past.
You also get the mind of a Christ and begin to see things from the Lord‘s perspective. This keeps you from exposing yourself to sin the way you use to You want to stay pure because you inherit a peace of mind in that lifestyle. You aren’t weighted with guilt, shame, and a feeling of dirtiness. Instead you can stand confident in your salvation.
Being saved and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, allows you to rest in salvation instead of being restless in sin with a fear of death
I wouldn’t say that death scares me. The world can be such an ugly place that even with close friends we jokingly/seriously make comments like, “Can’t Jesus come already. I’m so ready for Heaven.”
What has been on my mind the most during this time is, “Will this chaos create a stirring in the lost to come back to God? Will this calamity cause a calling out from the ones that have denied and rejected Jesus as Lord and Savior?”
I hope it does. I hope people start reaching for that free gift of salvation that stands at the door of their heart.