A Sinner Saved By Grace
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man boast.” (Ephesians 2:7)
We come to the Lord, just as we are.
Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy Blood was shed for me. (Just as I Am by Charlotte Elliot in 1835 continued below)
We can come no other way. We are incapable of saving ourselves, or of pleasing God. Jesus came and died on the cross for that very reason. We were undone and in dire straights due to the sin nature, our fallen nature, within us.
I come broken to be mended. I come wounded to be healed. I come desperate to be rescued. I come empty to be filled.
I come guilty to be pardoned by the Blood of Christ the Lamb. And I’m welcomed with open arms. Praise God, just as I am.
The Lord will not turn anyone away who comes to Him in repentance and faith. Our Lord’s great sacrifice on the cross paid the price for the worst sinner. As we place our faith in the Lord, we are saved and kept by His grace.
“But when the kindness of God our savior and His Love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.” (Titus 3:4-7)
Salvation comes completely from the Lord. Our part in it is Faith. Faith in our great Savior and the price He paid for our salvation at Calvary. All sin was dealt with there. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us to correct the things that are wrong in our lives before the Lord will accept us. We are to come just as we are. as the song says:
Praise God Just as I am. I would be lost, but mercy and grace my freedom bought. and now to glory in Your cross. O Lamb of God I come! I come!
The invitation is open to whosoever will come to the Lord in repentance and faith in Christ and His sacrifice at the cross. He paid the price so that we might be saved and come into the “rest” He has provided. We cannot live a life pleasing to Him in our own strength. He has provided a way, the only way, and we come that way by reaching out to the Lord in our need and receiving from Him all the goodness of God. Just as I am, I come to You.
“For this is the will of Him (the Father) Who sent Me (Jesus) that everyone that sees the Son, and believes on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
“For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
See The Sinner’s Prayer page on this website.
Tom Quinn Ministries – tqministries.com 2021