“What must one do to be saved” is a question which often comes up when people are talking about things like God, death, and judgment. Today’s devotional gives a great answer! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
“I trust that you all understand that the whole process of salvation, so far as you are concerned, is for you to give up every reliance except reliance upon the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work. It has been often said that there are but two steps to heaven, and that those two are but, one, — out of self and into Christ. If you are, at this moment, holding on to any other confidence, I pray you to let go of it, and drop into the arms of Jesus, and know — for God has said it, — that the instant you believe in Jesus, you are saved; there is conferred upon you a share in the divine life which will never die out. At the same moment, there is taken from you the whole mass of your sin, so that it cannot condemn you, and will never return upon you. There is also imputed to you a perfect righteousness which shall never be taken from you, and in this spotless robe you may boldly stand even at the last great judgment day.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 464]