A Brick in the Valley

Completely Lost
June 4, 2007, 9:47 pm
Filed under: Chris Brauns Radio Spots

John Calvin said, For until men have so examined themselves, and learned how wretched and miserable they are, they will surely never yield God one hundredth part of the honour he deserves.”

If we are to really glorify God, then we must continually understand how completely lost we are apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.  In Ephesians 2:1-3, Paul wrote.

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. Ephesians 2:1-3

Without Christ, we are spiritually dead.  We have no more hope of helping ourselves than a corpse has of resuscitating itself.

Paul said, we were servants of Satan, following his ways, and enslaved, as the author of Hebrews says, all our lives by the fear of death.

Not just the really bad people, “All of also lived among them at one time . . .

Paul added, “We were by nature, objects of wrath.”  God is righteously angry with the lost.

What an amazing Savior Christ is, that while we were in that place, while we were still sinners Christ died for us, so, that we who were once objects of wrath can have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Receive the gift of eternal life by believing in Jesus.  Praise God for such a great salvation.


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