Sufficient to Save

By   •   August 3   •   Topics: ,

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A line of human thought that seems right to many people is the idea of self-redemption. Man thinks he must work at righteousness to save himself. After all, it was man who sinned and as we say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But a greater truth than this emerges from the Bible-the truth that God helps those who cannot help themselves. We cannot save ourselves. It is noble to be upright if we can. It is admirable to be honest, kind, and compassionate. It would seem that these characteristics would be sufficient to save our souls. But the Bible says that though this way seems right, it is wrong.

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Prayer for the day

Father, I know that my attempts at living a good life are nothing compared to my beloved Savior, Jesus Christ; but because of Him I can come to You, knowing He has redeemed me.

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44 Comments

  1. daniel says:

    Glory to God Almighty for the good work that you’re doing.

  2. Paul Fordyce says:

    Glory to God in the highest. Thank you for loving me and my family. I know You are with me or I wouldn’t be alive today. Thanks for everything God. Especially for providing supernaturally. Love you and others but you the most. Amen!

  3. Joe says:

    All glory to the Holy Trinity.

  4. Gerry says:

    There is no back door into heaven. The only way is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Good works are wonderful and we should strive to do them out of love for one another when given an opportunity. However all the good works combined, without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are just good works.

  5. Thomas says:

    Glory be God

    1. Thomas says:

      Thanks for such inspiration

  6. Lupe Una says:

    Thanks for the great message…

  7. Diane says:

    Amen, Thank you Jesus…

  8. IVAN GRAHAM JR. says:

    TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL REMINDS ME OF WHAT MY MOTHER USE SAY (ALL TOO OFTEN) GOD HELPS THEM WHO HELP THEMSELVES. SHE USE TO SAY THIS OFTEN WHEN I WANTED TO GIVE TO OTHERS OR TO THE CHURCH. I REALLY DID NOT KNOW WHAT SHE MEANT. AT THE TIME IT SOUNDED LOGICAL. BUT AFTER 1961, I SOON LEARNED I COULD NOT DO EVERYTHING MYSELF. I NEED GOD”S HELP. I FOUND IT MORE BLESSED TO GIVE AND SEEK GOD”S WILL FOR MY LIFE..

    IVAN JOHN 3:16 GOD BLESS YOU IN YOUR MINISTRY

  9. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Amen in Jesus Christ name