In my personal daily reading I have been going through the writings of the prophets. What seems to be a common theme is that mankind is in need of a savior.
The prophets remind the Israelites over and over again about their sins and disobedience and how that God’s judgement will fall on them if they do not repent or turn away from their sins.
These prophets do not leave their hearers without hope, for we see that they speak of a savior that will forgive and bring deliverance.
We are no different than any human being ever born. We all are born in sin and in need of a savior.
Romans 3:23 reveals to us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The good news is that God has not left us helpless but has provided someone who can save us and deliver us from hopelessness and sin.
John testifies to this truth in 1 John 4:14 where he states, “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.”
In just about three weeks we will celebrate the time in history where God gave the world this Savior in the one we call Jesus Christ.
The truth again is that all are in need of a savior, but another truth is that God will not force Jesus on any of us. God will not make anyone accept his one way to receive forgiveness, peace and eternal life.
One final truth is that anyone who will decide to accept Jesus and the salvation he offers will receive it. Romans 10:13 assures us of this truth when it says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
So, it all comes down to your decision.