For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Paul here is telling us the penalty for our sins, and what will do for you if you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. And the process for doing that is very simple.
- We have to recognize that everyone sins. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
- We have to recognize the penalty for our sin is death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Romans 6:23
- We have to believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins. “But God demonstrates his own love of for in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
- In order to be forgiven for our sin, we must believe and declare that Jesus is Lord, because our salvation only comes through faith in Christ. “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’ that is, the message concerning that we proclaim. If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:8-10
Have you recognized that you are a sinner and that the penalty for you sin is eternal separation from God. Do you believe that Jesus died to save you from your sins. Then it is time for you to declare with your mouth what you believe in your heart. And you do that by praying this simple prayer:
Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving my eternal life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.