Day 1: Salvation


Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him...” John 3:14-15
In the beginning, Adam and Eve sinned by turning from God and going their own way of disobedience. From that point on, all people were born dead in our sins and in need of a Savior.
"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned…" Romans 5:12
But this was not a surprise to God. God had planned for our need before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:18-21). In love, God sent His beloved Son into the world with the name Jesus "…for he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21). And all who believe in Jesus will be saved and given eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus alone is Savior (Acts 4:12).
Before you can experience a real transformation of life, you must first look to Jesus as Savior and be transformed from spiritual death to eternal life (1 John 5:11-12).
"For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!" Romans 5:17
And what a Savior He is! He is "…able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him since He always lives to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 7:25). No matter what you've done, Jesus is mighty to save you (Isaiah 63:1)!
Oh, friend, look to Jesus, achieving your salvation through His death on the cross. Jesus lived the perfect life you should have lived and then died the death that you deserved so that you might be saved!
On the cross, Jesus took on your sin and gave you His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). Your sins earned death, but Jesus took on your death and overcame it. You sinned and deserved punishment, but Jesus has received all the wrath of God against sin. Jesus took on all your guilt and shame and paid your sin debt so that you are now free to live joyfully and abundantly in a loving relationship with God and others.
When you look to Jesus as Savior, you are seeing what God sees—the atoning blood of His beloved Son. When you put your faith in Jesus as Savior, you are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and acceptable to God (Philippians 3:9, Ephesians 1:5-7).
Looking to Jesus