Daily Devotional: Are you too far gone to be saved?March 25, 2019 Save Article
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
A business man came, sat in my study, and said, “Pastor, I need to be saved.”
“Wonderful. Let’s get on our knees.”
He got on his knees with me and prayed: “God, I’m a sinner; I’m lost and I can’t save myself. Jesus, You died to save me. You promised to save me if I would only trust You. I do trust you, Jesus. Now, with all of my heart, forgive my sins and save me.”
Right there, God saved him. That’s what it’s all about. You see, it’s so wonderful, so easy, because the Lord Jesus Christ does it all.
But don’t think for a minute that because salvation is easy, available to all, that it’s cheap. Jesus Christ died in agony and blood for you to have it.
On one hand, here is your self‑righteousness, your legalism, “trying to” be saved. On the other is the righteousness of God, which is yours by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. By grace alone through faith alone. “Not by works, lest anyone should boast.”
Now, which do you choose?
Self-righteous people, do you understand you’re a lost sinner and you, too, must be born again? Sinful people, you may be a murderer or committed some heinous sin, and think God cannot save you. Listen: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
I promise you on the authority of God’s Word, every blot, every stain that ever came across a human soul, Jesus’ blood can cleanse. If you think you’re too sinful to come, you’re wrong. Jesus will save you.
Jesus said, “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and He who comes to Me, I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). Jesus will save you if you ask Him.