God has a perfect plan for all of us: to save and call us and give us eternal life. This was established even before time began and fulfilled through the Lord Jesus Christ.
[God] has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2 Tim. 1:9-10)
This was what the Lord has done:
He has abolished death (eternal death in the lake of fire)
He has brought life (eternal life with Him in heaven)
Only through Him shall we receive these:
Wisdom in exchange for our madness and foolishness.
Righteousness in exchange for our sinfulness.
Sanctification in exchange for our uncleanness and natural sway towards impurity.
Redemption in exchange for our condemnation and eternal punishment.
(1 Cor. 1:30)
This is God’s perfect plan for us, His amazing grace, His ultimate blessing. Who wouldn’t want it? But the tragic truth is, there are many who miss on it. The following maybe the reasons why:
They have not heard the true Gospel of salvation (for false doctrines abound which are devoid of truth and power).
They don’t believe in or have a clear understanding of the existence of heaven and hell.
They choose the pleasures of the world which they can revel in now over an everlasting life which they can’t quite believe or grasp.
Self-righteousness. They believe that they are good, they do good works, and have not committed a grave sin.
Then there are those so-called Christians but in their lives the teachings of the Bible are not at all evident. They are not fooling anyone, but they themselves are fooled.
So, we continue to tell the world of God’s love and we will not relent. We continue to tell and show that God loves them and is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance and be saved (2 Pet. 3:9 paraphrased).
Oh, friend, if you have been repeatedly turning a deaf ear to the true Gospel of salvation, to Jesus’ calling; if you have been resisting His love and mercy for whatever reason, don’t do it any longer. Come to Him. Receive Him. Know the keys of salvation here.