BECAUSE OF JESUS
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV
I heard someone say “It is because of me that this person is saved”. I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that is a lie straight from the pits of hell. It is because of Jesus that we are saved, because of the pain and the agony that He suffered for our sins on the cross.
How it must hurt Jesus and break His heart when we try to take credit for someone being saved. It also hurts our Heavenly Father because not only was the heart of Jesus broken when He was crucified; the heart of God was also broken. May God have mercy on us for trying to take credit for someone’s salvation.
Joanne LoweOctober 9, 2018