Human nature is sinful—unholy, proud, and in need of redemption. Without Christ, we are self-centered, unforgiving, ungrateful, abusive, and boastful.
However, God has not abandoned us to sin. He has provided a way for each one of us to experience His eternal grace and salvation. Christ’s death on Calvary’s cross was God’s perfect solution for our sin.
Charles Spurgeon writes:
No matter what level of unworthiness we find in our hearts, out of the depths, out of the dungeon of self-loathing, we still cry out to God, for His salvation rests in no measure or degree upon you or upon anything that you are or have been or can be. It is your responsibility to be empty so that Jesus may fill you, yours to confess your uncleanness that He may wash you, yours to be less than nothing that Jesus may be everything to you.
The Bible tells us that every person who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21). When you accept Christ as your Savior, you become a new person. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). God desires a personal relationship with you. He also wants you to be obedient to His Word—to respect and revere Him. You can trust God. He knows your future and the plans He has for you.
While you may be dismayed over the behavior of those around you, don’t despair. God is in control. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Peter 3:12).
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).