January 30, 2017

Read Romans 3:27-31

As a child I trusted my parents more than anyone else.  I was fortunate to always have food on the table, clothes on my back, and a roof over my head. Of course I disappointed them more times than I care to admit, but I always knew, despite my shortcomings, they would provide for me and love me unconditionally. I have always had tremendous faith in my parents.
Just as I knew my parents would always love me unconditionally, Scripture teaches God’s unconditional love and the salvation that is promised through faith in Jesus Christ.  Romans 3:28-30 makes it clear that God saves all people, both Jews and Gentiles, by faith and not through works.  I don’t know about you, but for me this truly is “good news.”

I encourage you to look in your bible’s index for the word “faith” (or search on bible gateway,) and read all the scriptures from the Gospels that mention faith.  Jesus performed many miracles because of the faith that people had in him.  He didn’t bless the Pharisees because they were educated, He didn’t bless the tax collectors because they had money, and He didn’t bless those who had performed the most works.  He blessed those who had faith.  If we put our faith in Jesus He gives us much more than food on our table, clothes on our back, or a roof over our heads.  He gives us salvation and eternity with Him in heaven.