Are you, or do you know, someone who is trying to find salvation but finding it difficult?
If so, today’s devotional is for you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Titus 3:5-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
“Have you never heard of the man who saw a person drowning, and plunged into the river after him, and swam to him? The poor fellow tried to clutch him, but the swimmer knew that, if he let the man get hold of him, he could not bring him ashore, so he kept swimming round him; the man went down, and still his rescuer swam round him, but did not touch him. He went down again because the swimmer could see that he was still too strong; and, when he was just going down the third time, then the wise rescuer laid hold of him, for he was helpless, and so could not impede his deliverer. That is what you have to be, dear friends; when you cannot do anything, then you cannot any longer hinder Christ; but, as long as you can do a hand’s turn, you will hamper my dear Lord and Master. Your business is just to yield yourself right up into his hands to be saved alone by him.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 550]