Salvation Through Grace
Tuesday, March 30
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your
heart that God raised him from the dead, you’ll be saved.” Romans 10:9
I once had a Sunday school workbook that showed God writing in a
ledger. God tallied all the good and bad things we did. The point: God
remembers everything; our entrance to heaven depends on that ledger.
Guilt and fear haunted me; I’d never be good enough to earn eternal life.
Finally I learned that God is a loving and forgiving Father. My salvation
comes through grace and not good works. This week, remember Jesus
died on that cross for us. We receive salvation through our Savior, not by
being good. Focus on Christ’s love and hope rather than on our sins and
guilt. Because of the cross, we are have a forgiving God.
Dear God, we give thanks to you for the gift of salvation through the
suffering and death and resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Kenneth G. Anderson, Hope Lutheran Church