Your Greatest Need

Moses acknowledged that God has judged Israel’s sin of unbelief and rebellion (Ps. 90:7-10). The penalty is death in the wilderness. What an awful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God!

Do you know that God has judged your sin? The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23).

We pay the penalty of sin—spiritual death with physical consequences. That is why our life is short, cut off by disease and death. Our sickness is but death in slow motion. If you don’t treat your sickness, your body will deteriorate. Left without any medical intervention, a sick body will eventually die. Sickness then is slow death. Death—spiritual death with physical outcomes—is the penalty of sin.

What then is your greatest need today? You mighty say, “Well, my greatest need is long life.” But when you get to the end of your life, what then? You have no assurance of peace with your Maker, because of your sin. You have no assurance of heaven. You have no assurance of salvation from sin.

Your greatest need is not long life. Your greatest problem is sin and the wrath of God. Therefore, your greatest need is the forgiveness of God. You need the mercy of God found only in Christ.

If God is angry at your sin, how then can you be saved from it? The answer is not in the church, but on the cross. It is not in religion, but in a relationship with God maintained by His steadfast love in Christ.

I have good news for you. God so loved you that He gave His only Son to die on the cross for your sin. Come to the cross and you will be forgiven your sin. You will be saved from God’s wrath. You will receive eternal life. You will experience the steadfast love of the Lord.

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