If Jesus Paid His Price; Will You Pay Yours?
Jesus' enemies may have believed they won the battle, but in retrospect, they lost.
It may sound easy to say that "Jesus died for sinners," but the cause of his death did not worth it.
For all intents and actions, Christ did what any good person would do. He helped the helpless, feed the poor, and healed the sick.
Against his good actions and intents, the enemies accused Jesus of wrongdoing. They crucified him.
Jesus' enemies may have believed they won the battle, but in retrospect, they lost. Jesus, who was killed, rose on the third day to give salvation to the world.
Jesus died for sinners, meaning that anyone who confesses him as Lord will be saved.
If Jesus died for us, what must we give him back?
- Repentance of sin
- Confession of faith
- Walking in his love
Any effort that a person makes to appreciate what Christ has done to save humanity must include confessing him as the Lord and Savior.
Anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and believes that he died for his (or her) sins will receive forgiveness of sin and become a child of God. The person's name will be written in the book of life.
The scripture states,
"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10).
You can appreciate Jesus for his efforts by praying as follows:
Dear Jesus Christ, I believe that you are the Son of God; you died for my sin; therefore, I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Please forgive my sins and write my name in the book of life. I believe that you have saved me, and I am now a child of God. Thank you, Jesus Christ! Amen.