Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Salvation for the Ungodly

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Salvation is for those without strength — spiritually helpless, powerless, and needy — the ungodly. If Christ had waited to come until people were strong and godly, we would still be waiting for Him. 

That is Salvation 101 and it needs to be taught over and over. No one is saved because of who they are or what they have done. Instead, they are saved in spite of who they are or what they have done. We could no more earn God’s favor for salvation than carry the Eiffel Tower on our shoulders. 

But we have good news, don’t we, Christ died for the ungodly! He didn’t die for the righteous, but sinners, the undeserving, the spiritual paupers — the ungodly. 

Paul told the Roman Christ followers that Christ came in due time. In other words, His birth was no accident. His life and death had purpose. He died on the cross to pay what would otherwise have been an unpayable debt. 

So, embrace His free gift of salvation and enjoy it. Here’s how I see it: Christ died for the ungodly … Christ died for me! 

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5.6

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