Knowing you’re a sinner is the second-most important thing you can ever know. But knowing Jesus is a saviour is the most important thing you can ever know. Some of us know about Jesus being a saviour. But not all of us know he’s a saviour. Some people in church, pray once in a while, hold Christian and conservative values, and try to be good people—but they don’t truly know Jesus is a saviour.
Jesus knows you’re a sinner, do you know he’s a saviour?
That is the most important question anyone can ask you. What you know about critical race theory, abortion, gender theory, queer theory, and COVID is important—but they’re completely meaningless if you don’t know Jesus is a saviour.
I don’t need to convince you that you’re a sinner. You know you are. You know you haven’t even lived up to your own standards, so you know you’ve especially failed to live up to God’s standards.
You know you’ve failed to obey the 10 commandments. You’ve lied, stolen, and committed sexual sin. You know you’re a sinner. The good news is: Jesus knows it too.
Jesus knows you’re a sinner. He knows you haven’t obeyed his commandments. He knows you’re not righteous. He knows you’re guilty of sin. He knows you deserve his wrath and condemnation in hell forever.
He knows you’re a sinner, that’s why he came into the world. The Bible says: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). Jesus came into the world to save sinners like you.
Jesus, being God—became a man so he could live the perfect and righteous life you and I fail to live. Though he was tempted by sin like all of us—unlike all of us, he didn’t sin.