From Pastor Gary…
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the Law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. (Romans 3:21-22)
Everyone has faith in someone or something. If you fly on an airline you have faith in the inner workings of the jet, and faith that the pilot has the proper training and experience. If you are having surgery, you have faith in the surgeon’s ability and the medical procedures. However, no person or technology is perfect. As a result, we face disappointments, heartbreaks, and tragedies. There is only one who is perfectly trustworthy. God is perfect, and so is His Word. Therefore, we place our faith in Him for eternity.
Sin separates people from our holy God. On our own we remain separated and will suffer the consequences of our sin. There is no work you can do, nor any religion of the world or philosophy of man that can change your sinful condition. Only the Gospel restores our relationship with God. God offers the forgiveness and eternal life earned for us by Christ’s death and resurrection. God calls us to faith in the only one who can and does offer salvation to mankind.
Thank you, Jesus, for doing all that was needed for our salvation. Amen.
Verse for today:
Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)