It may not be possible to secure food, raiment, shelter, education and transportation without money; but that which is more important and more interesting than all these is absolutely free.
Undoubtedly it will be agreed that the salvation of God is the most valuable thing in life. And, though at an infinite cost to God, that salvation has been provided as a free gift to man. This is evident from the words of the apostle Peter to Simon: “Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.” Acts 8:20. “God regardeth not the rich more than the poor” Job 34:19.
And not only is this salvation to be had “without money,” it is also...
There may be those who will readily admit that it is impossible to purchase God’s salvation with money, but who at the same time insist that there is some sort of price to pay for it. To all such, the following Scripture makes it plain that salvation is without price: “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24. “Freely” here means “gratuitously,” “without a cause,” “for naught.” And “grace” means “everything for nothing to one who deserves nothing but judgment.” The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price of salvation. He “gave Himself for our sins.” Galatians 1:4. The Son of God “loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. Because He paid the price – His precious blood – there remains no price for us to pay. We are justified “freely” and “by His grace.”
Furthermore, this salvation is also to be had...
Most people have difficulty in believing that salvation is without works. They seem to be satisfied that they cannot purchase salvation in any way, but they entertain the thought that they can work for it. Let them consider the following passages:
“Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:9. “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Romans 4:4-5. “Who hath saved us, and called us with an Holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” II Timothy 1:9. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Titus 3:5. “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Romans 3:28.
Upon believing the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation, you will receive the Holy Spirit. Possessing Him, you will be able to be “zealous of good works”, Titus 2:14, and “maintain good works”, Titus 3:8, and to perform good works which “God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10. But do not imagine that this is working for salvation. Salvation is “without works;” but every person already saved, should be zealous of good works – not to be saved, but because he is saved.
In addition to all this, salvation is to be had...
It is difficult for many to believe that salvation is to be had without waiting. They are laboring under the impression that it is necessary for them to wait until they are better or to wait for certain feelings or to wait for certain sounds and sights. They imagine that they must wait for a “more convenient season.” All such should be eager to know that the Scripture says: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”II Corinthians 6:2. It is not necessary to wait another moment to be saved. This present moment is yours: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31. “To day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Hebrews 3:15. Will you have God’s salvation without money, without price, without works and without waiting?