There is only one way safely off the sinking ship. It is only God in HIS grace that can pluck you off the sinking ship and out of the fatal waters of sin and death.
It is God’s grace, by HIM becoming a man in the form of human flesh in Jesus Christ, that HE paid the penalty for all of man’s sin. The people who are saved from sinking are the ones who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished- 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Romans 3:22-26
Do you believe you got off the ship by yourself? Was it your self-effort which got you off the sinking ship? What kind of good works got you off the sinking ship?
It was God’s grace, HIS free unmerited gift of HIS son Jesus Christ which got you off the sinking ship of sin. You are set free from sin and death by Jesus bearing your sins on the cross. Your sins are forgiven and you receive the indwelling power of Christ living in you through the Holy Spirit.
You can boast of God’s love, grace and mercy for giving you victory over sin and death and sparing you from the sinking sin ship. Your boasting is about God’s gift of unmerited favor and grace.
You no longer have to worry or live in fear of sinking with the ship. You are sealed with the Holy Spirit living in you. God is the eternal life raft!
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