It is not written, “He that believeth on Jesus nine parts out of ten, and on himself for the other tenth.” No! “Whosoever believeth on him”−on him alone. Jesus will never be a part Saviour. We must not rest in part upon what we hope to do in the future, nor in part upon the efficacy of an outward ceremony. No! The faith must be “on him.” – Spurgeon
“I must listen to the gospel. It tells me not what I must do, but what Jesus Christ the Son of God has done for me.” – Martin Luther
The gospel isn’t about us or our decision.
It’s completely about Jesus alone. He didn’t save us because of how special and wonderful we are. He saved us despite everything about us.
We trust in Christ and Christ alone, and nothing else. We can’t trust in ourselves, our works, our decision, outward ceremonies, or anything else but Him.
We simply look to Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith. He saved us alone.
He alone saved us because he wanted to. God could have just as easily not not sent his Son. He decided to because he decided to.
We had no reason to be saved. But God saved us.
We hated God. But he loved us to the point of death.
We rejected Him. But he chose us.
We can rest in Christ. He has redeemed us from our slavery. Our salvation is complete and finished. Jesus paid it all. And nothing can separate us from him. (Romans 8:38-39).
As we go through life, we know that we have Jesus on our side – who loves us, guides us, and will ultimately bring us home.
Jesus died for you. The author of life itself was murdered for you. And your salvation is found in Him alone.