Why you need a Savior
November 11, 2009
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
People have all kinds of answers when they're asked the question, "How do you know you are going to heaven when you die?"
They'll say things like "I'll go to heaven because I've been a good person," or "I'll go to heaven because I've always tried to do what's right."
Many people make the mistake of thinking that eternal life is based on who they are and what they do. And such was the case with the rich young lawyer in Luke 10.
He boasted that he had kept all of the law from his youth… that he had never broken a commandment. But when Jesus challenged him with the greatest commandment, "Love your neighbor as yourself," suddenly his failure became evident.
You see, according to today's verse, by breaking just one of God's commandments he was guilty of breaking them all!
Think about it this way. Imagine that you are dangling at the end of a chain over a great chasm. And each link in that chain represents a commandment of God. How many links have to break before you to fall to your death? Just one!
The Scripture teaches that every person is guilty of breaking all of the commandments of God. We are in desperate need of a Savior.
You cannot save yourself, but Jesus died so that you could have eternal life. If you never have, turn from your sin and receive the precious gift of salvation found only in him.
EVEN IF YOU BREAK JUST ONE LAW, YOU ARE GUILTY OF BREAKING ALL OF THEM.
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