Monday, February 23, 2009
No Other Options
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
“Where else can we go?” Peter says. He had come to realize that no one else could save him from his sin. He understood what Jesus was saying. “We get it, Lord. We know what you are saying. You alone are the Savior. There are no other options.”
For many it is repulsive, even offensive, to think they are sinners in need of a Savior. They can live with religion. They can even live with the idea of having Jesus as an example to follow in life.
But He is more than that. He died on the cross because you have sinned and you need to cry out to Him. Some might say, “I don’t need to do that.” Oh yes, you do.
You don’t realize how perilous your situation is. You don’t realize how much you need a Savior.
You might think you are a good person. But the fact of the matter is that we have all sinned. We have all fallen short. We do not measure up to God’s standard, which is perfection.
You’re in need of Jesus Christ. He offers His forgiveness to you. What are you going to do?
Come to Him.
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