In Acts 16:30 the Philippian jailer asked, “What must I do to be saved?”
William MacDonald wrote the following comment in his commentary:
“This question must precede every genuine case of conversion. A man must know he is lost before he can be saved. It is premature to tell a man how to be saved until first he can say from his heart, I truly deserve to go to hell…Many people today seem to have difficulty knowing what it means to believe. However, when a sinner realizes he is lost, helpless, hopeless, hell-bound, and when he is told to believe on Christ as Lord and Savior, he knows exactly what it means. It is the only thing left that he can do!” (MacDonald, W & Farstad, A. Believer’s Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson or Logos)
Do you have hope without Jesus? Then you’re without hope. Simply hopeless.
And that breaks my heart.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” – Acts 16:31
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Claiming Jesus without acknowledging our sin is like a big bag of potato chips–more air than substance. It will not satisfy the deepest longings of our heart!