OUR SALVATION IS A GIFT
Our salvation is a gift from God because we cannot work for it. God has done it all for us. The only thing that we need to do is to believe in Jesus, and even with our ability to believe in Jesus is given to us by our heavenly Father (Romans 12:3). Our salvation did not cost us anything, but it cost Jesus His own life. He left the comfort of heaven and took the form of a man to give up His own life for us. We are supposed to die for our sin because the payment of our sin is death. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Instead, Jesus took our place on the cross because He wanted save us.
If we died for our sin on the cross, that would be the end for us because we cannot resurrect ourselves from death. We would be lost forever. However, Jesus' death was more than enough to pay off the penalty of our sin, and most importantly, our Heavenly Father resurrected Him from death to life so that He could defeat death once and for all for us. We are spiritually alive today because our Lord Jesus is alive and praying for us in heaven. Romans 8:34 says, "Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us."
Our salvation is precious to our God because we are precious to Him. When we think that we are not important and are not valued, think of what Jesus had done in our lives. Every single one of us matters to Jesus because He died for each one of us.
Ask yourself these questions: Can my death alone save me? How did Jesus save me from my sin? Why was my salvation free?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you for saving me through your Son, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving me by taking my place on the cross. Although you did not have any sin, you carried my sin on the cross to die for them to save me. Thank you for sacrificially loving me. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.