Is there a chance you are not sure?
By Chris Nwoke
Jesus spoke openly to those around him about the challenges he faced including how he must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. No matter the challenge, he could not be deterred. He was on a determined mission to finish the work he came to do to save us from eternal death.
He asked the people that heard him, “for what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8: 36-37. Jesus knows intimately the value of the human soul. Through these deep questions, he aimed to get us to consider our relationship with God and the state of our own souls. Do you know that your soul is of more value than the whole world? All the wealth and riches of this present world combined cannot be compared to the value of one soul.
Jesus died in our place and rose again and has power to deliver our souls from eternal death, if we receive him by faith, repent and turn from our sins. Through the shed blood on the cross, he purchased our freedom from the bondage of sin. Friend, what vice holds you captive – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life? You can be free today. Jesus makes all the difference. Without Jesus, there will be total separation from God for ever. To avoid that awful reality, God has shown us great love through the gift of His Son, Jesus. What an amazing gift. Is Jesus occupying a special place in your heart? With all the troubles in the world, is there a chance you are not sure about Jesus? The reality of salvation is something you must be sure about. If not, you should. It’s about life and death. Seek the Lord with all your heart today, while he may be found.
In our daily struggles, without God, life is a complicated puzzle. Naturally, we are faced with difficult questions of all sorts that are in search of answers. No one is exempt from life’s challenges. However, one thing is clear, God loves you and I and knows all about our struggles and is ready to help us. In life, without struggles and challenges, we may not grow to our full potential naturally or spiritually. So, we must evaluate our perception of those things that challenge us. They should draw us closer to God. While we have today, receive Jesus by faith, repent and turn from sin that you may be forgiven, because tomorrow may be late. Jesus said, “come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30. May God richly bless you.