Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Greatest Gift.

One of the biggest lies the enemy tries to crush us with is that we must change ourselves before Christ will accept us.  In Rom. 5: 8, it says that "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  He didn't wait until we were good enough, changed our lifestyle, quit smoking or whatever a person thinks is a fault too big for Christ's sacrifice to cover.
There is absolutely no way for us to earn salvation.  That is the whole point of the cross.  We could never be good enough.  The most saintly person the earth ever has or will see is not good enough. It is not humanly possible for us to meet God's standards of goodness.  This is why it was necessary for Christ to step in and pay the price for us.  We need do nothing but accept the gift.
When you receive a present from someone, you don't refuse to accept it until you feel you have earned the right to it.  Why would it then not make sense to have the same attitude to Christ's gift to us?
Salvation is the greatest gift from the greatest giver!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Mrs. Backwoods. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about your love for the Lord Jesus Christ and putting Him first as well as interest in quilting. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying to gether. I have been in the PASTORAL MINISTRY for last 38 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have your grown up grand children or adult children come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends.