He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,Titus 3:5(NASB)
How wonderful is the truth that we are saved, that all our sins were washed away, and we were born from above, the moment we trusted Christ Jesus as Saviour.
Salvation did not come to us because of any good deeds that we did or because we gained some merit. Indeed, one of the most difficult things for sinful man to accept is that salvation is a free gift of grace from God to those who simply believe on Christ as Saviour, those who believe that He died on the Cross to pay the price for our sins, and through believing on Him are given life everlasting.
We were not saved from our sins and brought into the family of God because of our good works, righteous deeds, important heritage, or exemplary behaviour. Nor are we excluded because of our wicked past, our unholy behaviour, due to an accident of birth, or because we are out of favour with God.
There is nothing we have done or could ever do that would qualify or disqualify us for salvation. The whole matter is exclusively based on the kindness and love of God. It all centres on His grace and mercy towards us who by rights should be eternally separated from our holy God and eternal Creator.
But because He is rich in mercy and not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance and turn from their sins, He washed away our sins and gave us new life in Christ, by the power of His Holy Spirit, and the one and only 'condition' is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
Our salvation is NOT because of the righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy. We were washed clean the moment we were born again and were made a new creation in Christ by means of the Holy Spirit (Whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour).
Praise His holy name.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy toward me, a sinner. Thank You that You have washed away my sins and made me a new person in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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