Monday, March 27, 2017

Mighty to Save

We often say that Jesus is, “mighty to save,” meaning He alone has the power to save us. We need saving because we have sinned, and any amount of sin is more than enough to separate us from a holy God. No amount of good works or good intentions can undo the separation caused by sin.

It all started when Adam and Eve chose to sin in the Garden of Eden. When they rebelled against God they developed a sin nature, which they passed on to their children and all their descendants. That’s why Paul said, “In Adam we all die (1 Corinthians 15:22) and, “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and death passed upon all men for all have sinned (Romans 5:12).” The mess that Adam made, along with our own choices to live in opposition to our Creator, has left us in a terrible place.

The sacrifice of Jesus as our substitute is of vital importance in light of this. No matter how big the mess we are in, Jesus is able to overcome it. I love how John Calvin put it: “Christ is much more powerful to save than Adam was to destroy.”

Adam, however unintentionally, was very successful in his efforts to destroy humanity, but the good news is Jesus is mighty to save—much more powerful than Adam.

If you have never done so, put your trust in Jesus alone, for He is the only one mighty enough to save you from your sin. 

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