How To Get Right With God

Suppose, you live to be 75 and your adult life started from the age of 15, you would have lived as an adult for 60 years. Let’s assume you committed 1 sin per day for those 60 years; the total number of sins you committed would be approximately 21,900. If 5 sins per day, the total would be 109,500. If 10 sins per day, the total would be a staggering 219,000!

According to the Bible, even a wicked thought is sin [Matthew 5:28]. Sin is not just doing things that are wrong [1 John 3:4]; sin is also a failure to do the right things at all times [James 4:17]. Also, anything done without faith is sin as well [Rom 14:23]. In the light of this knowledge, we can be sure that the total number of sins committed per day by any human being would be much higher than 10! Even if you were to live a sinless life from this day on [which is impossible], you still have to give an account of the sins you have already committed. So, how can you get right with God? By understanding and submitting to these truths…

A holy God created us to honor and worship him.1 However, we have chosen to sin against this holy God rather than serve him. 2 Sin is not only the bad things we have done, but also includes the good things we have failed to do. 3 And the penalty of sin is death in hell forever. 4 No amount of good works can offset the sins we have committed. 5 Hence, God in his love, sent his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our substitute to earth. 6 He lived a perfect life on our behalf and died in our place on the cross for the sins we committed, and God raised him on the third day to show that he accepted his perfect sacrifice for our sins. 7 And by repenting from our sinful ways and trusting in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of sins, we can be made right with God. 8 Thus, we experience a new birth which is spiritual in nature and become a child of God. 9 If you have never done it, will you from your heart cry out to God to save you today? 10

Scripture References: 1 Revelation 4:11; 2 Romans 3:23; 3 1 John 3:4, James 4:17; 4 Romans 6:23; 5 Ephesians 2:8-9; 6 Romans 5:8; 7 1 Peter 3:18; 8 Acts 3:19, 16:31; 9 John 3:3; 10 Romans 10:13

 

 

About the Author
Ram Krishnamurthy is the pastor of Grace Bible Church located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Geetha and has 2 children. He can be contacted directly at rk2serve@yahoo.com.

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