HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31
It seems artless simplicity itself. There is no elaborate code of rules to be complied with. There are no troublesome fees to be paid. There is no long novitiate which I must pass through.
Only, I must throw my heart into my belief. My faith must be linked with an ardent love for the Son of God who gave Himself for me.
And I must throw my mind into my believing. Some knowledge and apprehension I must have of Christ’s work for me, Christ’s obedience and sacrifice in my stead, Christ’s righteousness provided for my doomed and derelict soul. And I must throw my strength into my belief. My will must be fully surrendered. I must have no concealments and no conditions. “Yours am I, Jesus, and on Your side” — must be my irrevocable vow and my perpetual consecration.
Then shall I be blessed more than tongue can tell? Saved, the text says. And salvation is one of God’s biggest and noblest words. There is safety embraced in its scope and sweep — safety and pardon for all the guilty past. But there is far more: there is peace, holiness, character, usefulness, and hope, and the shining walls and battlements of Heaven in the distance. Truly my Lord gives munificently. He heaps bounty upon bounty, grace upon grace. There is no niggardliness with Him. When life ends here, I shall only have touched the outermost fringe of salvation! Through all eternity I shall be exploring its continents, sailing its oceans, and penetrating farther and deeper into its undiscoverable secret.