Who is in need of salvation? All of us. Who can be saved? All of us. Who will be saved? Only those who have faith in Christ Jesus and recognize that they are utterly incapable of justifying themselves before God. We can’t earn our salvation no matter how hard we try to do so. Nothing that we can do will change the fact that we are all sinners and in need of redemption by Jesus. Why then do we continue to exhaust ourselves in our vain attempts to appear righteous in the eyes of the Lord?
Brothers and sisters:
Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,
though testified to by the law and the prophets,
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ
for all who believe.
For there is no distinction;
all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.
They are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as an expiation,
through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousness
because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,
through the forbearance of God–
to prove his righteousness in the present time,
that he might be righteous
and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.
It’s all about submitting our lives to Jesus, and it’s about being humble enough to stop making excuses for our sinfulness. Jesus knows us and loves us despite our sins.
Can’t we just let him heal our soul?