Proverbs 28:5-7 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
In talking with people about what is right and wrong, it never ceases to amaze me how complex people make the simplest of God’s truths.
Salvation is simply putting your faith in Jesus Christ and the work He did on the cross at Calvary. It is understanding that somehow your sin must be paid for. The price for sin is death. Only someone who had no sin debt of their own could pay that price. If I wanted to die for your sin I could not. I have a sin debt of my own that needs to be paid. Even my own death would not satisfy the cost of my sin, because I am not without sin and not worthy to pay the price. Therefore, I cannot pay for my own sin and I could never pay for yours either. God in His wisdom, with great love and grace sent His only Son, Jesus to this earth. Not only did Jesus come here, but also during the 30 plus years He lived with sinful man, He never committed one sin of His own. When He died on the cross, He did so not for His own sin, but for the sin of every person who would put their faith in who He was, and what He was doing for them. Then He rose victorious over sin and death that we might have eternal life in Him.
People still want to add good works and religious activities to salvation. Good works and religious activities are the result of salvation, not the means to salvation. Once you are saved, the Holy Spirit enters your life and causes you to desire to live for Christ. This produces good works, not the other way around.
People do not go to hell because they did not do the right things. They go to hell because they did not believe in Christ alone for salvation. “Evil men understand not judgment:”
So, what is your desire? Do you desire to walk upright before God and man, to understand God’s Word and obey it? Or do you desire to live like world. The Bible says when you are saved all things become new. People often wonder about if, or when they were saved. Here is a great test. Examine your life. Has anything in your life ever changed? If not, invite Christ in.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Acts 15 – 17 / Proverbs 28:5-7
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 5-8 / Hebrews 12
Living In His Word Ministries
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