What is the most important qualification you must have to be saved? Do you have it? Today’s devotional should help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 10:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 Brothers,[a] my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.[b]
“I have heard of a doctor who was somewhat severe in his method of treating his patients, but he healed a great many persons. A man who had a bad leg came to him. ‘Well,’ said the doctor, ‘I will adopt such-and such a course with that leg, and I will restore the use of it to you, so that you shall go away from this place perfectly whole.’ He told the patient what he was going to do, but the man said, ‘No; I could not bear to have that done, I shall have to go to someone else.’ ‘Just so,’ said the doctor, ‘you are not bad enough for me to cure you yet; when you get bad enough for me, you will come back, and say, “Do what you like with me, doctor, so long as you guarantee my restoration.”’ There is many a soul that is not, in this sense, bad enough for Christ yet; that is to say, he thinks himself still too good to be saved in Christ’s way. I have heard of a swimmer who went to rescue a man who was drowning; the man was sinking, and the spectators wondered why he did not strike out at once, and lay hold of the man. He swam near him, but kept clear of him, and let him go down a second time; and after that he swam to him, and brought him out. Someone asked him, ‘Why did you let the man sink?’ He answered, ‘He was too strong for me to rescue him at the first; while he was strong, he would have pulled me down with himself, so I let him begin to sink, and lose all strength, and then I knew that I could get him ashore.’ In like manner, some of you will have to go down again a second time before you get weak enough to be saved. It is not your strength, it is your weakness; it is not your righteousness, it is your sin, that qualifies you for Christ.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 192]