If you’re not yet a Christian, please understand that Jesus is passing you by right now. You don’t need to earn his mercy: you cannot. It is free. All you have to do is cry out to Jesus in prayer right now.
Even as believers, we constantly need Jesus’ mercy of Jesus. So, let’s pause, and hear his question one more time: ‘What do you want me to do for you?’
Salvation is from the Lord and he can break the hold that the love and pursuit of money has on people. May God be at work in more and more people in our communities, freeing them from their idols, causing them to see their own sin, to turn from it, and put their trust in Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
Young children are helpless and dependent; that’s exactly how Jesus wants you to come to him! He wants you to come to him in your helplessness and in total dependence. Christianity is not about what you can to for God, but about what God can do for you. It is not about your status, but about his grace.
It may be that we go through months, and even years, in a spiritual wilderness, becoming cynical about the Christian faith, doubting that God is in control and doubting his promises. It’s vital that we keep our focus on the beauty, sacrifice, love and grace of Jesus. It’s vital that he, and he alone, is the object of our faith.
Friends, if you come to God confessing your sin and asking for mercy, based on the death of Jesus, God will justify you. He will delete all of your sin. Don’t be proud. Don’t delude yourself into thinking you are doing well morally. To become a Christian, all you have to do is ask for God’s mercy, trusting in Jesus’ death for your sins.