by Sandy Kirby Quandt
There are many things in this world we trust in. We flip a light switch, and trust the light will go on. We put our car in gear, and trust it will go the direction we chose. We sit in a chair, and trust it will not break.
Most of us trust when we board an airplane it will not fall from the sky. We trust if someone gets up and walks to the back of the plane, the plane will continue to fly in a straight line. (Smiling at you, Sissy.)
We trust the pilot flying the Triple 7 knows what she’s doing. (Waving at you, Carmela.)
If it is so easy for us to trust in these things, I wonder why we find it difficult to trust in Jesus alone for our salvation. Far too often we trust in our accomplishments, our busyness, or our goods works to save us; and they can’t.
Each and every one of us is going to be held accountable for everything we’ve ever said and done. Everything.
When we stand before the Righteous Judge and trust in the amount of money we gave to our church, or the number of missions trips we went on, or how often we sat on a church pew those things will not save us. They are outward signs of our inward faith and trust just as stepping onto a boat is an outward sign we trust it will not sink.
Our salvation depends on whether or not we put our trust in Jesus. Our forgiveness comes through Christ’s sacrifice alone to pay the penalty for our sins.
Nothing else will matter except what we’ve done with Christ in our lives.
So I ask again. Where do we put our trust?
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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 (NIV)
I wish you well.
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