Seven Things God wants Us to Know
1. WE NEED TO BE SAVED
“There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Ecclesiastes 7:20. “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Isaiah 64:6. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.” Isaiah 53:6. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.
2. WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. “By the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Galatians 2:16. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” Titus 3:5. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6.
3. SALVATION IS IN AND THROUGH CHRIST
“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21. “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18. “Who (Jesus) His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” I Peter 2:24. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
4. GOD’S TERMS
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3. “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” I Timothy 2:5. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31. “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.
5. GOD’S INVITATION
“Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6. “Behold, now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 6:2. “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33. “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22.
6. JESUS WILL DELIVER US OUT OF TEMPTATION
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” II Peter 2:9. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape.” I Corinthians 10:13. “For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18.
7. EVERYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR SELF
“Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” Joshua 24:15. “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.
Being convinced that I am a sinner, and knowing that Christ died for the ungodly, I now turn with penitent heart to receive Jesus as my Saviour. With His help I shall confess Him before men and follow Him as Lord.