“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17.
There are many today who are perplexed and in unbelief, and being fearful of death they ask themselves how it is that they can know for sure that God has forgiven them, that He ever loves them, and has pardoned all their sins.
In considering this state of confusion and doubt, we must be mindful that it is not up to us to make ourselves just, or righteous, because Jesus invites us to come to Him with “all” our burdens, and to accept His promise and the provision that He has made for our salvation.
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:9
The character of God, as revealed by His Son is our invitation to Heaven, and to the Father whose mercy and compassion fails not.
Every step of our journey towards Heaven is to be directed by His Word, and by that Spirit He abides with us in this journey, and in every perplexity, and in every temptation on that journey, He remains ever faithful.
Our minds are to be touched with the life giving power of Christ by that Spirit within us, so that His beauty and truth may be impressed upon our hearts, the place wherein is His Holy Law is written.
The great and precious truths in that Word demand our consideration, for it is by His Word only that our foundation of faith is built, by a correct knowledge of Him who died for our sins.
Those who are vain seekers for truth by the wisdom of this world, however much they have acquired it, will discover by the wailing and gnashing of teeth that they knew not God, for they have not His Word.
It is good to seek to learn all that is possible from nature, but we must not fail to look toward Christ for the complete representation of the character of the living God.
By contemplation of Christ, by conformity to the divine likeness, our conceptions of the divine character will be shaped, and the mind and heart refined.
We are to aim high, not relying upon human wisdom, but living day by day as seeing Him who is invisible, by doing all our work, as though we are in constant view of all Heaven.
The one who will constantly depend upon God by simple trust, by believing in His merits, in the provision that He has made for our salvation will be strengthened and enabled to fight the good fight of faith, and may lay hold upon eternal life.