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In this world’s estimate there are many good, upright, morally responsible people living today and I sincerely hope that you are one of  those. The world indeed would be a better place if there were more.

But I have to tell you that God estimates “Goodness” in a different way to us and tells us that we all, without any exception, need to know Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  God says “There is none righteous no not one” Romans 3:10

Why does He say this?  He says it because He has given us His Law as His Standard, not that we may compare ourselves and say we are “Good” ,  but to show us what we are really like, “for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 10:20.

We cannot keep the Ten Commandments. Read Matthew 5 and see how Jesus  applied them and you will have to say, if you are honest, that you have broken God’s Law, more than once. That confirms you are sinner in God’s sight !   “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10

Where does our sin leave us. It leaves us spiritually dead now and physical death follows.  “For the wages of sin is death;” Romans 6:23.  So the Law, the Ten Commandments, confirms us all guilty before God, stops all our excuses, so that none of us can claim that we are righteous and “Good” enough for God.

Now what is your response to knowing that you are a sinner in God’s sight ? How does it make you feel ? I trust that you are very concerned and that you, like John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim” in Pilgrim’s Progress, feel the burden of your sin and want to have it dealt with.


We cannot save ourselves. Salvation is the “gift of God”   it is “eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23   “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.”  Romans 10:4

This Righteousness comes by Faith !

That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10

So two things are needed.

 “Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ”  That is acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the only means of  Salvation and be prepared to say that openly.

“Believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead”

That is believe in the resurrection of Jesus. Believe that He overcame death and therefore can give us spiritual life now and eternal life to come.

If you are saved by God’s grace and goodness your life will completely change. How ? Here are some ways.


You will have a real sorrow for your sin against God and know true repentance.
You will thirst to hear and read God’s Word, the Bible, as this is how God communicates with us.
Your vital breath will be Prayer, you will long to talk to and wait upon God.
Your tongue will speak of Christ and His Salvation whenever and wherever you can.
Your hands will find opportunity to serve God in every way he desires you to.
You will love God and keep his commandments.
Now, none of these things can save you but are evidences that you have been saved.
You will be like a blind man that can say “Once I was blind but now I see.

Do you acknowledge your sin ? Are you truly seeking salvation ?
Are you looking to Christ and His righteousness alone for salvation ?

It is my desire and prayer that you will seek God until you know that you are saved and that by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone.

© Jeff Maxwell 13/04/2020


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