There are at least 4,200 known religions in the world. Each religion has its own explanation of God. Hinduism believes that there are millions of gods that people need to worship. Other religions relate God to the moon, the stars, the trees, the mountains, and animals. There are also religions that make their own gods or idols by carving their gods on woods or use gold, silver, bronze to make them, just like it says in Psalm 115:4-8, “Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.”
Since there are many religions in the world, many people think that all religions lead to God as long as they are sincerely seeking God. However, this way of thinking about religions cannot be true because there is only one God, and if there is only one God, then He has His own way of being worshipped and obeyed. All religions are based on works, but Christianity is based on the grace of God. All religions want all people to serve their gods and offer things to them to be accepted, but our Lord Jesus Christ came down from heaven and lived among us to serve us by offering Himself to save us. All we have to do to be accepted by God is to believe in Him with all of our hearts. All religions do not have an answer to sin, but our Lord Jesus died for our sin and rose from the dead so that we can have a new life in Him. Jesus said that if we believe in Him, then we will be forgiven of our sins, because He already paid for our sin. Only Jesus can do that, and the rest of the gods of this world cannot die for our sins.
As believers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we always need to remind ourselves that we are saved and forgiven of our sin because we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ from our hearts. We do not have to prove to God that we are worthy to be saved, but we are saved and accepted by our heavenly Father the moment we believed in our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and no one can come to our Heavenly Father but through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Write down the challenges that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for helping me to know that you are my true living God. Thank you for helping me to understand that it is only through my Lord Jesus Christ that I can be saved. Lord Jesus, thank you for saving me and revealing yourself to me in a very special way. Please help me now with (mention your prayer request). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.