God has a plan. It is perfect, and He will not change His mind about executing it. His plan involves us humans, though, and we are sinners through and through.
- Since God is holy, He cannot tolerate the presence of sin, and, unless He somehow cleanses us, it is impossible for Him to work His eternal plan with us.
- Those who are not cleansed—those who are not saved—must be separated from God for all eternity.
- God’s solution: offer the perfect sacrifice, once and for all, to cleanse us of sin and reconcile us to Himself.
- This He did with His Son on the cross.
We need a Savior because we cannot save ourselves. We need a Savior because, without the Messiah, we are described as “having no hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12, ESV).
We need a Savior, and God has provided one. Jesus saved us…
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