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How Can a Sinner Be Saved?
Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
In these 2 verses, the Psalmist is giving glory to God for life. As I sit back and picture what God has done in my life, I am overflowing with gratitude to God for giving me many many many things - for creating me, for giving me life, for sustaining my life, for giving me Christ who saved me from my sins, for giving me the Holy Spirit that guides me, and for giving me the Bible in my own language that I can read and understand the truth.
During the last 33 years, I have had a number of close-calls, where I almost died but survived. In these situations, it really drove me to God realizing that I won’t be here on this earth forever. It really helped me to be more dedicated to reading the Bible, praying, and seeking the Lord for strength, help, and wisdom.
As we enter a new year, I want to encourage you to take a look at your own life, number your days, and get your heart right before God.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
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