Imagine being rushed to hospital where a doctor checks you over and tells you that you’re critically ill. He says you’ll die unless you have the right treatment. He then prescribes some medicines and says, “If you take this, I can tell you with total certainty that you will get well.”
Now, what would you do? Would you just lie there on your sickbed, knowing that the doctor had diagnosed your illness and given you the medicine to get better? No, that’s not enough. To live, you actually have to take the medicine!
It’s the same with Jesus. You may believe everything the Bible says about Him – that He died for your sins and came back to life. But if you never ‘take Him’ – that is, trust Him and His work on the cross for yourself – you will be just as lost as if you had openly rejected Him.
A relationship with Jesus, you see, is not a case of simply knowing certain facts about Him. It is personally accepting Him into your life, It is entrusting your future to Him forever. It is saying, “Save me, Lord Jesus. I believe that You can and will.” That’s ‘taking the medicine’-that’s receiving Jesus Christ for yourself! Have you done that? If not, why not?
EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED(ROMANS 10:13).
FAITH ISN’T JUST BELIEVING THAT JESUS CAN SAVE; IT’S ASKING HIM TO DO IT.