Accept and Acquit

 

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When sickness occurs, everyone is on the same level of need, no matter what their social status.
No matter now much money they make.
College degrees? They don’t mean anything then.
Family affiliation? It doesn’t mean a thing.

When a patient is lying on a bed in the emergency room, crying out in pain because of appendicitis, they are in need.
Period.
No one says, “They won’t need surgery because they are rich.”
Nor would they state that surgery would not be needed because the patient was well known.
The patient would need what absolutely anyone in the whole world would need who was suffering with an appendix that was about to burst—–
they would need it to be removed.

When it comes to needing forgiveness from sin, everyone is on the same level of need, no matter what their social status.
No matter now much money they make.
College degrees? They don’t mean anything.
Family affiliation? It doesn’t mean a thing.
When someone is going about their days, never having professed faith in Jesus, never having asked for forgiveness, never having committed to following Him, they are in need.
Period.
Yet, they themselves and others might consider that wealth is all they need in this life.
Education and intelligence—-those are sufficient.
Coming from a good and well-respected family.
That is all they need.

But what do these verses from the Bible say?

“Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the law commands. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them; his laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.
 But now God has shown us a different way to heaven—not by “being good enough” and trying to keep his laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago). Now God says he will accept and acquit us—declare us “not guilty”—if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.  Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal; yet now God declares us “not guilty” of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our sins.”   —Romans 3:20-24

We are all in need of salvation.

No one is exempt.

Even if they are rich.

Even if they are highly educated.

Even if they come from an important family.

 

If you do not know Jesus as your Savior today, it’s not too late.

Tell Him that you believe He died for your sins.

Ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

Ask Him to become the Lord of your life, guiding you in all things.

Commit your life to follow Him.

 

 

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