One thing that is unequivocally true about humans is that we are all searching–searching for what we feel will provide us with contentment and satisfaction. This quest becomes progressively frustrating when we become repeatedly disillusioned with the fact that time and time again this void remains. What I, myself, (and Solomon specifically in Ecclesiastes) as well as many others have learnt first-hand through seeking in the wrong places is that there is absolutely nothing under the sun that is capable of filling this void. Simply put, only God is god-enough to fill this void which all of our souls yearn to have satisfied.
It is soooo much easier for you to just raise your white flag and surrender your life to the God Who created you and Who is patiently waiting for your repentance. His Son, Jesus Christ, has fully satisfied the wrath of God through His finished work on the Cross, making it possible for us to be justified (made right and blameless) before Him. He has already accomplished the hardest part of enduring the most physically, mentally, and spiritually painful death conceivable in order to redeem all of those who would believe on Him. Because God has provided us with free will, He will never force His gift of salvation onto anyone. Therefore, the key exists in accepting in His graciously-given gift of salvation through faith in what Jesus has already completed for us through His atoning work on the Cross.
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus invites us ALL to Him through saying,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
As sinful beings, we will never even close to fathoming the magnitude of what God has done for us through and by the Cross. Because God is Creator and humans are His creation while being sinful at the same time, we are doubly unworthy to receive any kind of redemptive work from God. Since God is perfect He also demands perfect fulfillment of His law which is exactly what Jesus came to do. For mere humans, it is utterly impossible for us to do anything to somehow earn our salvation contrary to what several false teachers are teaching today. Scriptures are abundantly clear that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone. One such example is when Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8-9 of the following:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Living in a sin-infested world where deception and lies are rampant, I fear that one of the reasons why more people do not believe is merely because it seems too good to be true. Our own spiritual depravity blinds us from believing that there would ever be such a merciful God who freely invites us, with no strings-attached, to receive this incomprehensibly beautiful gift of salvation.
With how fallen our world has become, it should be no surprise that, among other character attributes, our God truly is a God of Patience as identified in 2 Peter 3:9:
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
I pray that this blog entry may serve to exalt and honor You through contributing to the spreading of the Good News of the Gospel. May seeds be planted and also may the transforming power of Holy Spirit be at work in the lives of those who have been touched.
In Jesus’ Precious Name I pray, Amen.