Because God gave us the gift of faith, we can choose to spend eternity with Him.
What do you consider your most prized possession? If it’s anything material or physical, it won’t bring lasting satisfaction. Why else do so many people keep trading up and racing to have “better” and “more”? In their quest for this world’s goods, a lot of people overlook the most valuable asset of all—faith.
And faith is a gift from the Lord, not something we can work to obtain. We’re saved only by God’s grace, through faith in the work of Christ on our behalf. On the cross, Jesus bore the punishment that we deserve, and He gives eternal life to all who trust Him.
Without faith, we would have nothing of lasting value. Then all would be lost at death, leaving us to face eternal punishment “away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
Have you received God’s great gift? If not, won’t you place your trust in the Savior today? When you acknowledge Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:8-10). You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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