Chapter Fifteen:
The Most Important Thing.


Pastor Bob Grenier®
Calvary Visalia


A Common Miracle


Do You Want To Know God?




CHAPTER FIFTEEN
The Most Important Thing.



And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

MARK 8:36 NLT



What’s the most important part of this book? It’s found in the next few sentences. First, however, a definition of important and importance: It means of much or great significance or consequence, mattering much, prominent. With those thoughts in mind, let me say that two things are ultimately important in this world. First of all, your soul and its eternal destiny are right up there next to the other and greatest truth of what’s important — that is, God’s love for you, for your soul.

The problem that we have about these important matters is called “sin,” and the solution to the problem is called “grace.” We who are important to God are indeed sinners; the Bible makes that very clear. Romans 3:23 tells us, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God has and is the solution to our problem of sin. The Father and the Son have together provided the way to solve our problem. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

When a man brings himself, a sinner, to God the Father, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the problem is solved. The Bible calls it “being saved.” Problem is gone. Hebrews 8:12 assures us, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

The Holy Spirit of God is who leads the sinner to Jesus and then causes that person to become a brand new creature in Jesus Christ. The result is as God says in Isaiah 1:18. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

I’m praying for you right now, even though I may not (and probably don’t) know you. Nevertheless, I am praying that you will realize how much God loves you and what He has provided for you and for your sins. Would you let Him change you? If you will do as David said in Psalm 55:16, “As for me, I will call upon God, and the LORD shall save me.”

Thank you for reading these words. May God richly bless you.


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