“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17)
The Good News of Jesus Christ (The Gospel) tells us of God’s wonderful mercy and grace in sending his Son to die for our sins and to be raised from the dead, so we could be reconciled back to God. By having faith in the finished works of Christ, a person can enter into this state of reconciliation and find rest for his soul.
Listen to what He said about you and me:
For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The person who trusts in Christ becomes ‘the righteousness of God in Him’ (2 Corinthian 5:21) i.e. becomes in Christ all that God requires a person to be, all that they could never be in themselves. The faith thus exercised brings the soul into vital union with God in Christ, and inevitably produces righteousness of life, that is, conformity to the will of God. This righteousness is unattainable by obedience to any law, or by any merit of a person’s own, or any other condition than that of faith in Christ.
Are you burdened down with shame and guilt because of your sins today? Does it feel like the hand of God is heavy upon you? Maybe you’re fed up with religion and man’s religious teachings and commandments that bind you to a dead, lifeless tradition, or just tired of this cold, unloving and hard world, or just have a sense that things are not right between you and your Creator. No peace, maybe.
If you have never asked God to save you from your sins, He is calling you right now to put your faith in what His Son Jesus did for you on the cross. He shed His precious blood as payment for your sins. Trust in Jesus’ completed sacrifice for all your sins and ask Him to save you and forgive you for your sins and bring you into the family of God, where you will be “right or just” before a Holy God and have eternal life now.
Talk to Him just as you would a friend.
The Lord Jesus says to you now:
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
If you have faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for your sins, God will impart His righteousness to you. You will be “right and just” before Him in Christ. Peace will flood your soul as you realize you are at peace with Almighty God for once in your life. Praise God!
Come to Jesus today. You will not regret it.
Praying for you.